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      Deal of the Century

      PG Released Nov 4, 1983 1h 39m Comedy List
      10% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 18% Audience Score 500+ Ratings An arms dealer eager to score a big contract, Eddie Muntz (Chevy Chase) heads to South America to negotiate with both a dictator and the revolutionaries who oppose him. Although talks don't go well and he gets wounded, Muntz remains determined to sell his unmanned planes. Joined by Catherine DeVoto (Sigourney Weaver), the widow of a colleague, and Ray Kasternak (Gregory Hines), a pilot rethinking his views on violence, Muntz launches a go-for-broke attempt to make his arms deal. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times By the evidence, Deal of the Century seems to have had one of two problems. Either it was filmed without a finished script, or it was originally a lot longer, and this is a version without some crucial narrative links. Rated: 2/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Peter Sobczynski The Spool Nonetheless, in the end, the best thing that can be said about it is that it is slightly better than Best Defense. Sep 20, 2023 Full Review Bernard Drew Gannett News Service A stupid, unfunny affair which wastes the talents of its stars Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Gregory Hines and Wallace Shawn. Sep 20, 2019 Full Review Caffeinated Clint Brag Magazine Chase and Weaver make a great team! Rated: 3/5 Feb 3, 2009 Full Review John J. Puccio Movie Metropolis ...another so-so chapter in the Chevy Chase canon of motion-picture comedies. Rated: 5/10 Feb 19, 2006 Full Review Scott Weinberg DVDTalk.com I would have been thrilled to revisit this one and walk away calling it "sadly misunderstood" or "seriously underrated," but the thing's an absolute mess from stem to stern. Rated: 1.5/5 Feb 11, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member An 80's Chevy Chase film that I had never seen, and to be honestly I could've went without. It was weird to see him in this flick, it just didn't seem to fit him. It says it's a comedy but that's honestly the one vibe that I did not get from the film. Hines & Weaver were good adds but this, this film was a complete miss. But the dangers of arms selling, now that was on point. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Very funny and quite forgotten. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Not that bad! Just not that great. Worth seeing, more like a black comedy. Speaking of black, Gregory Hines is hilarious in this! ('Just a touch-up!' LOL). Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member A weapons dealer pimps out his girlfriend to a dictator in this unfunny farce. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review william s A Chevy Chase bomb should not be ridiculed it should be expected. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The idea of William Friedkin directing a Chevy Chase comedy is pretty awkward, and the result certainly is. The plot and characters are incredibly underworked, but it does manage a handful of amusing, clever moments - based in large part to the charisma of the cast - so it's not quite as bad as its reputation. Still, forgettable and not really worth watching. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis An arms dealer eager to score a big contract, Eddie Muntz (Chevy Chase) heads to South America to negotiate with both a dictator and the revolutionaries who oppose him. Although talks don't go well and he gets wounded, Muntz remains determined to sell his unmanned planes. Joined by Catherine DeVoto (Sigourney Weaver), the widow of a colleague, and Ray Kasternak (Gregory Hines), a pilot rethinking his views on violence, Muntz launches a go-for-broke attempt to make his arms deal.
      Director
      William Friedkin
      Producer
      Bud Yorkin
      Screenwriter
      Paul Brickman
      Distributor
      Warner Bros.
      Production Co
      Warner Bros., Dream Quest Images
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 4, 1983, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2009
      Runtime
      1h 39m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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