Deal of the Century
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"Deal of the Century" centers on Chevy Chase playing a fourth rate arms dealer named Eddie Muntz. His character sells firearms, munitions, explosives, and other military gear in every third world hot spot on the planet. When we first meet Eddie, he's trying to wrap up a deal with a band of revolutionaries in some Central American toilet. Just when the money comes through, the government arrives on the scene and starts shooting. Muntz loses his money, loses his hardware, and receives a bullet in the foot for his troubles.Read more ›
This now overlooked comedy featured Chevy Chase as an arms dealer in a world awash in military hardware sales. He is not the worst person out there, but when a questionable sales deal falls into his lap, he takes credit for it and becomes a new star. His friend, played by Gregory Hines, is a pilot who will do anything to be in the air but also a realist who has qualms about aircraft sales to countries who can barely afford school books. Now there'd be a moral dilemma as to doing the sale, with the requisite reward, or to do the 'right thing'. Vince Edwards is perfect in his role as the corporate president selling an advanced drone (remember this was years before the current age of real-life drones and robotic aircraft.)
Although this film has an obvious political slant, it is so well-done and nuanced, you can overlook that. The basic questions of military budgets and the nation's needs have been at the forefront since this nation was formed, trying to defend us against the Crown...
For a good comedy and one that is thoughtful, I recommend this little film...
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This movie is really good, it is a good mirror held up to society to remind us how full of crap we can be sometimes when there is something we really want and don't care what we... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Andrew G.
I grew up watching this movie. I am glad I could find this movie.Published 22 months ago by Darnell Lindsay
chevy at his best,you will laugh a lot!on this one.a great addition to any chevy chase collection a must have!Published on January 6, 2013 by Skip
Military hardware is the prize and Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, and Gregory Hines go after it with gusto and some dark humor about the arms business. Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by mod
this sarcastic take ,that chevy loves to do,on americas ability to profit and take lives...it describes us well...it gives us a chanPublished on November 27, 2012 by waltz amazon