Bond: For Your Eyes Only [VHS]
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After a ship sunk off the coast of Albania, the world's superpowers begin a feverish search for its valuable lost cargo: the powerful ATAC system, which will give its bearer unlimited control over Polaris nuclear submarines. As Bond joins the search, he suspects the suave Kristatos (Julian Glover) of seizing the device. The competition between nations grows more deadly by the moment, but Bond finds an ally in the beautiful Melina Havelock (Caroline Bouquet), who blames Kristatos for the death of her parents. The non-stop action includes automobile chases, thrilling underwater battles, and even a breathtaking tour over razor-sharp coral reefs. But all of this is merely a prelude to 007's cliffhanging assault of a magnificent mountaintop fortress. -- Robert Lynch

Customer Reviews:

  • For Your Eyes Only Blu-Ray..will not load..
    I have ordered this disc twice from Amazon and both discs I have received will not load past the FBI warning. I guess I will keep ordering a replacement until I get one that will play....more info
  • Great Product
    The quality of the video, picture is very very good. Only downside is the audio, it sounded washed out or muted throughout most of the movie. I had to play with my home theater receiver to find a suitable sound. I get better audio from local TV news than this movie. This might keep me from purchasing other other Bond movies....more info
  • Non US buyers : Extreme caution
    Dear all non US buyers,

    Please note that the James Bond movies BluRay are distributed or co-distributed by FOX (which is not very well known). This means that you cannot play them on an European player. They are coded for region A only. There are two companies that have decided (so far?) to region code their BRD : Fox and Disney
    I have been trapped by For your eyes only and Quantum of Solace.
    So if you have a region B player, do not buy BRD from Fox and Disney
    Best
    Bruno

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  • The Good, the Bad and the Bond
    Against all odds, Roger Moore stars in a halfway-decent James Bond film. "For Your Eyes Only" (1981) makes a valiant attempt to recapture the early Ian Fleming spirit and partially succeeds. Moore gives his most creditable performance as 007, with a hard-edged moment worthy of Sean Connery. Despite a few unfortunate lapses into slapstick, first-time director John Glen manages to sustain the globe-trotting intrigue. The stunt work is quite impressive, even though the ski chases pale in comparison to "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." Major debits: Bill Conti's lame disco-oriented score (where's John Barry when you really need him?) and the annoying presence of Holly Lynn Johnson. ...more info
  • Overrated In My Humble Opinion
    I look at this movie, having seen it again last night, and note the unusually high number of four and five-star reviews. And all I can ask is, "What movie were you watching?"

    The flick starts with Bond at his wife's graveside leaving flowers and getting picked up by a chopper. Part way through his flight back, the pilot is executed by Blofeld (who nobody has seen or heard from in ten years), who takes over the use of the chopper with a remote control. His haunting voice, sounding very much like Darth Vader after the injection of female hormones, drops one liners and prepares to drop Bond to his ultimate demise. Unfortunately, Blofeld was never the smartest villain in the Bond series, so Bond, of course, reverses the attempted murder and drops Blofeld (sans his kitty, who had the sense to get out of the way) into a smokestack where he now resides next to Jimmy Hoffa.

    The next scene shows a British ATAC beneath a simple looking fishing vessel that explodes and - important to the plot - the crew cannot activate the self-destruct switch. Sir Havelock, a marine archaeologist based in nearby Greece, is asked for his report but before he can give it, he and his wife are brutally murdered by the Sand People, who then take the droids back to the Imperial Forces. Meanwhile his daughter, Princess Leia Melina Skywalker, decides to avenge their deaths, having figured out the killer was a Cuban henchman, Hector Gonzales-Gomez. Bond is in Italy trying to chase down leads and relocate the ATAC when Melina impales the illustrious Hector with an arrow. Bond and Melina then have cross purposes - revenge for Melina, and recapture for Jimmy Boy.

    The plot then gets thoroughly confusing as Bad Guy #1 (Kris Tautose) insists Bad Guy #2 (Columbo, but played by Tevye from "Fiddler on the Roof" rather than Peter Falk) is the 'real bad guy' and vice versa. Bond eventually locates the ATAC just in time for he and Melina to be tied together and dragged through the water by Kris Tautose's boat. He gets the sharks out after them but they amuse themselves by feasting on Boba Fett, who fell overboard when the boat suddenly jerked.

    A John Denver look-alike named Loque consistently appears throughout the movie but never seems to say much of anything. (His later offspring included Bill Gates). Bond climbs a mountain, disposes of the guard (who learns that gravity and the lack of a grounding rope don't mix) and his entourage ascends to the top of the mountain to a monastery. At this point John Denver tries to leave in an experimental Mercedes and Bond shoots him in the shoulder. He wrecks the car half-on and half over the cliff. Bond approaches him, finds out what he needs to know, then shoves John Denver off the cliff while the sountrack plays "Rocky Mountain High."

    Bond then does what you've hoped he wouldn't do the whole film - fornicates with Melina and they have a love child named Kevin Arnold.


    This movie really was just not all that good in my opinion. Lower third tier of the Bond flicks.



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  • A timeless classic of the Bond-series
    After 007 aka. Roger Moore saved the world twice (in "The spy who loved me" and "Moonraker"), the legendary spy went back where he actually belongs - down to earth. And so did director John Glen. Instead of telling another absurd story, he set 007 in an realistic atmosphere, where he not only has to safe a precious code-machine from a sunken ship, but also has to keep back the beautiful and mysterious Elektra from killing the murders of her parents before she gets killed.
    So much to the story - and she's good! - the rest of this great film is nothing but pure action, mixed with a little taste of humor and a slice of romance (of course). This Bond-movie also has some of the most memorable casts in the whole history of the series: From French actress Carole Bouquet to charming Topol and fierce villains Julian Glover and late Michael Gothard, everything fits perfect. And coming back to the action part - it's insane! Starting with the opening scene where Supervillain Blofeld returns and moving fast from ski chases to shark attacs to mountain climbing - YOU NAME IT, YOU GET IT!
    Really, this movie hasn't lost it's fascination and ist perfect for everyone who seeks good alternatives to the boring TV-stuff.
    Definitly one of the best Bonds ever - and one of the best Action-Movies!...more info
  • This movie is a close to greece as I'll probably get.
    Ranked 17 of 23, but still 4 stars for the amazing climb up and battle atop the mesa. The "battle" in the ice rink was as stupid and contrived as I have seen in bond movie. This movie is a close to greece as I'll probably get....more info
  • A More Mature "Bond" than both of the previous MOORE films
    In his fifth appearance as 007, Roger Moore shows a less frivolous side, allowing this entry in the series to be more "adult" than is usually found in the exploits of our favorite super spy. Sure, there are those impossible escapes, that dastardly villain (Robert Davi) and his murderous lackeys (Julian Glover and Michael Gothard), the prerequisite "Bond Girl" (Carole Bouquet), and the ear-catching theme song (a stunner with singer Sheena Easton being seen over the opening credits).

    A "highlight" might just be the sight of Wayne Newton fleeing in white polyester as the villain's lair comes down in massive Bond-induced explosions.

    Only in a Bond film and in Vegas!...more info

  • More believable story than most Bond films
    This isn't the best Bond film ever, but it's the best with Roger Moore by a longshot. Of course it has the usual gadgets and girls. I think what makes this a little different are the villians. The lead villian is a more believable charactor, being a double agent trying to sell some equipment to the Russians. He's not some multi-billionaire hell bent on world domination like most Bond villians. This movie also stands out as being a little different because for a little while, it keeps you guessing who the real villian is. Is it Topol or Julian Glover? Both actors play their roles very well, as does Roger Moore. The only complaint of mine is the opening pre-credit scene which was just plain stupid. BUT... at least during that scene he finally kills Bloefeld. The opening scene of For Your Eyes Only is the last time you ever hear from Bloefeld in the rest of the entire James Bond series. I just think that scene overall was poorly constructed. Once you get past that, the movie is great....more info
  • Bringing Bond back to Earth with smashing results
    After James Bond went into outer space in his last adventure, Moonraker, where could he go next? Would you believe. . .MARS?!! Well, I wouldn't. Actually, in what could be termed the wisest decision the producers made since not letting an American play Bond in Diamonds are Forever (actually almost happened), a decision was made to totally strip the character of his gadgets, his larger-than-life villains, and his having to save the entire planet every movie (which he had to do in the last couple movies). Rather, Bond is sent to find and retrieve a small computer that can send instructions to the British nuclear sub fleet, before the Russians get it. So, yes, I guess, he is saving the world, if you want to get technical about it.

    The whole movie has a stripped-down feel, and some great stunt sections - a car chase through the Greek countryside in a little European car, the best ski chase scene in the entire series (and maybe ever), and a literally nail biting mountain climbing scene. Plus, we see a Bond who must survive on his wits, not on something the Q branch whipped up for him. Also, as a reader of the books, it's nice to see a good portion of the plots from those used here, not just a title.

    It all works remarkably well; Moore is in fine form, one movie before he officially reached "too old" status, and the whole movie has style and local color to spare. One of Moore's best (in a dead heat with The Spy Who Loved Me), and a highlight for the series....more info

  • Good 80's Bond movie, but DVD not the best in this series.
    80's Bond films starring Roger Moore are infamous for their cheesiness, but For Your Eyes Only is perhaps the only one that deserves another look. It really surprised me that within this amiable, if slightly corny film, is a very solid story, with surprisingly strong characters, Bond included. Don't let the absolutely dreadful, silly, and entirely pointless pre-credit sequence put you off: the film gets better. MUCH better as it goes along, and it is an extremely rewarding film: the car chase involving a Citroen 2CV is one of the best car stunt sequences ever done, and the ski sequence, starting at the top of a ski-jump and ending inside, and on-top-of a barn, via a bobsled run, is one of the most spectacular stunt sequences ever committed to film. It lets up a bit thereafter, but unlike the newest Bond films, it is engaging and interesting even when things aren't exploding. The tight plot moves along very well, and there is quality written all over the production: it is beautifully photographed, the musical score by Bill Conti is a refreshing change from John Barry's great, if sometimes overly serious music, and that title theme performed by Sheena Easton is one of the series' best. The film delivers alomost to the very end, but the overly cheesy ending does let it down a bit. But unlike Moore's next two films, the cheesiness is at a minimum in FYEO, and is it ever an improvement on Moonraker's dreadful excesses.

    The DVD, however, is not quite as feature-rich as most of the other DVD's in this series. It only has one main documentary on the making of the film, but it is disappointing in that it doesn't have the usual second doc that focusses on an aspect of Bond films, such as visual effects, stunts, design etc.

    Overall, a decent DVD, but don't buy it until there is a re-issue of all the DVD's in the series, because it is not worth the greatly inflated price brought about by rarity value....more info

  • Bill Conti - NO ; John Barry - YES
    'For Your Eyes Only' is a great James Bond movie and probably the favorite of those who never warmed to most of Roger Moore's long tenure as 007 (even though I'm a fan of Moore's 007 myself). It's very serious in tone, with the focus on the characters and the plot, not on comic book figures (Jaws) or ditzy bimbos (Goodnight) or special effects. Most of the Moore films of the 1970s incorporated more lightheartness and humor than the classic Bond films of the 1960s. But I've felt that Moore shouldn't get ALL the blame for this, as Connery's 'Diamonds Are Forever' from 1971 follows the 'Moore' formula as well, so it's obvious that the producers were going in that direction anyway, after the unfortunate lackluster reaction to the excellent, but serious, 1969 movie 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. Anyway, after the huge special effects spectacle that was 'Moonraker', the turn of a new decade allowed the producers to rethink the franchise and get back to the bare basics. 'FYEO' is a noble effort and recalls the earlier tone of 'From Russia With Love'.

    By far, the worst part about this film is the horrible disco-inspired musical score of Bill Conti - maybe the worst of the franchise. It dates the movie considerably and feels completely out of place in many scenes. I've always been a huge fan of the Bond musical scores, which means I've always been a fan on John Barry. John Barry is the music of Bond - period. The scores of the 11 Bond movies he did are timeless. Luckily, he would return in the next film - Octopussy....more info

  • Another good bond
    This is high on my list of the best Bonds. It has a nice and interesting plot. Very well filmed action sequences. And one of the best Bond girls ever and that's saying something. I highly reccomend it....more info
  • One of the top 3 Bond movies
    This is absolutely one of the top 3 Bond movies ever. The other two are Goldfinger and Tomorrow Never Dies....more info
  • Like watching paint peel...
    A mind-numbingly dull Bond film, with walking wax manniquin Roger Moore as 007. Lots of athleticism, as Bond plows through the Winter Olympics sport by sport, deep sea dives, mountain climbs, Zambonis, and wrecklessly races a European mini in order to save the world from nuclear annihilation. The trouble with this film is it is very much a product of the times: the early '80s clothes and even the design of all the vehicles are all hideous, and the film itself has the look and feel of a television show like "Rockford Files" or "Magnum P.I.," just without the redeeming humor. The "Bond girls," mainly emaciated stick figures, are so bad that James even kicks one out of bed early in the show. Plus, the title song is by Sheena Easton... need I say more?

    Eminently skippable....more info

  • Back to Basics
    After James Bond's outer space adventure and other outrageousness, 007 returns to earth. Roger Moore tries getting a tougher image in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY. John Barry is once again absent and Bill Conti is brought in to score. It seems to have all worked but the film does seem to run out of steam near the end. ...more info
  • Back to Basics
    After James Bond's outer space adventure and other outrageousness, 007 returns to earth. Roger Moore tries getting a tougher image in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY. John Barry is once again absent and Bill Conti is brought in to score. It seems to have all worked but the film does seem to run out of steam near the end. ...more info
  • Roger Moore IS James Bond
    Returning to a more reality based story Roger Moore is James Bond once again. This film ties its itself to where ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE left off. Bond has some unfinished buisiness to take care of in the pre-title squence and then this Cold War plot takes off from there. There is a lot of action and Bill Cont's score works well with it. This is the one Roger Moore Bond film that fits in with some of the best.
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  • Roger Moore IS James Bond
    Returning to a more reality based story Roger Moore is James Bond once again. This film ties its itself to where ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE left off. Bond has some unfinished buisiness to take care of in the pre-title squence and then this Cold War plot takes off from there. There is a lot of action and Bill Cont's score works well with it. This is the one Roger Moore Bond film that fits in with some of the best....more info
  • Reversal of Misfortune
    Stunt, after stunt, after stunt obliterates this film's attempt to return the James Bond series to its original origins. Roger Moore gives a competent performance as 007 but the physical stunts that he is supposedly performing defy credibility. It is interesting how the level of physical stunts that James Bond is required to perform increases proportionally with Roger Moore's age with each new film.

    The first two thirds of the film are good. However, the film falls asleep in the third. When you've seen one impregnable mountaintop fortress, you've seen 'em all. Bill Conti's disco score actually helped this film along the way giving it some energy and drive. It is in the final third of the film that Conti returns to a more traditional orchestral scoring which only contributed to the anti climatic finale.
    The sinking of the St. Georges, the attack on Kristatos' warehouse and Bond kicking Locque's car, with Locque still inside, off the cliff were high points that were excellently filmed.

    The extras are very good. They are well thought out and prepared. I like the re-design of the menu screens. The digital sound restoration is spectacular. The new digital sound restoration adds a new dimension to the film. The images are also much crisper, cleaner and vibrant. I also like the redesign of the cover graphics.
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  • Eyes Only 007
    Stunt, after stunt, after stunt obliterates this film's attempt to return the James Bond series to its original origins. Roger Moore gives a competent performance as 007 but the physical stunts that he is supposedly performing defy credibility. It is interesting how the level of physical stunts that James Bond is required to perform increases proportionally with Roger Moore's age with each new film.

    The first two thirds of the film are good. However, the film falls asleep in the third. When you've seen one impregnable mountaintop fortress, you've seen 'em all. Bill Conti's disco score actually helped this film along the way giving it some energy and drive. It is in the final third of the film that Conti returns to a more traditional orchestral scoring which only contributed to the anti climatic finale.

    The sinking of the St. Georges, the attack on Kristatos' warehouse and Bond kicking Locque's car, with Locque still inside, off the cliff were high points that were excellently filmed.
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  • Q provided 007 with the fastest, most maneuverable vehicle possible: the world's smallest jet the Acrostar...
    A British fishing trawler/surveillance ship, on duty in the Ionian Sea, is sunk by an old World War II mine caught in her fishing nets...

    Lost in the wreck is a top secret missile launching device which soon becomes 'something of value' in a characteristic British-Russian confrontation...

    007 is seen caught in a cold-blooded feud between two Greek ex-partisans... He has to recover a transmitter that could fall into the wrong hands... He is sent to climb up the cliffs below an abandoned monastery complex, and is aided by a vigorous and decided sharpshooter whose expertise with a crossbow proved vital...

    Throughout the mission 007 is aided by the brave Melina Havelock, a perfect Bond heroine determined to avenge her parents at all costs... Melina Havelock is a combination of Tilly Masterson from 'Goldfinger' and Domino from 'Thunderball.' Melina comes upon a much bigger plot, involving 007 and a Russian-British race to regain the A.T.A.C.

    As Bond, Roger Moore finally gets his hair messed up, and more... He is at the mercy of a bald figure in a wheelchair who controls his destiny; chased by ski-borne motorcycles; assailed by spear-carrying fishermen and unlucky hockey players; attacked by sharks and enemy divers; tied up and dragged behind a boat along the sharp corals...

    The film succeeds in introducing many mysterious characters... Three of them are:

    Milos Columbo (Topol) who becomes the incarnation of Bond's old friend Kerim Bey... Known as 'The Dove,' Columbo is a pistachio-chewing Greek smuggler, ex-resistance fighter, and casino owner on the Greek island in the Aegean Sea... Between him and Kristatos, there is blood feud dating back to World War II, when both fought the Nazis as resistance fighters on Crete...

    Ari Kristatos (Julian Glover) who manages to hide his treacherous nature behind a veneer of sophistication... Kristatos comes across as the most believable Bond villain in years... He introduces himself as an enthusiastic Anglophile who was a resistance fighter during the Second World War, and apparently uses Bond to murder his smuggling rival while scheming to please the KGB...

    Bibi Dahl (Lynn Holly Johnson) who would do anything for Bond! She is the American figure-skating prodigy who meets 007 in Cortina D'Ampezzo, where at one point was invitingly in 007's bed...

    Hate and revenge play significant part in this twelfth James Bond film... "For Your Eyes Only" follows the adventure and exotic appeal of earlier Bond movies like 'From Russia with Love' and 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. The result is a delightful spy adventure with plenty of intriguing characters, plot twists, and romance...

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  • The best entry of Moore' s cycle
    Many fans of Moore consider it the best of his cycle as 007. And there are many reasons to support it; spectacular chases, sumptuous locations, the presence of the fascinating beauty of Carole Bouquet, the undeniable fact the main title has been one of the four best song of the series (From Russia with love, Thunderball and Goldfinger) and the first incursion of this funny steeled teeth giant.

    Anyway, you will never be disappointed.
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  • This video IS For Your Eyes only!
    This definetlty is THE best 007 ever since Ian Fleming started to write the novels! Perfect storyline, acting, old-time techology, and villans. Definately buy this video, but remember, it's for your eyes only!...more info
  • THE BEST BOND
    This is the prototype of James Bond. The excitement is a treasure to behold and we get to see Sheena Easton perform the great titletune on the opening credits:-)

    My only complaint.... why didn`t they ever give Bo Derek a role in a James Bond-film?...more info
  • Starting The 80s With A Bang
    A Mo(o)re serious approach to Bond after Moonraker. Less gadgety too. There's one scene in Q's lab, but this time he doesn't even give anything to Bond. Bond's still making jokes of course, but he's a bit toned down. This time he's racing against the clock to find the A.T.A.C. device(wasn't this the same doodad from The Spy Who Loved Me?) in a sunken ship before some schmuck gets it first and sells it to that rotten commie, General Gogol. Bond teams up with a chick hellbent on revenge. Bond's hormones must be at an all time low coz this is probably the first woman he comes across who he doesn't try to seduce within the first five minutes of meeting her. In fact, he doesn't try at all, but still gets her in the sack!! He also turns down the advances of a figure skater, but it's insinuated that she's jailbait...and Bond knows better than to mess with jailbait! He also teams up with a smuggler played by Topol, who you might remember as Dr. Zarkoff in Flash Gordon. Bond dodges bullets, bad guys and jetlag on his journey for the A.T.A.C. Of course he manages to get another skiing scene in there as well. Julian Glover isn't that threatening of a villain, but his henchmen are cool. This one has probably the coolest pre-credit sequence of the entire Bond series with Moore's first and only encounter with arch-nemesis Blofeld. Really cool scene. Supposedly there was some controversy about a scene where Bond kills a guy in cold blood. I'm glad they decided to go with this scene, coz it's one of the coolest scenes in the film and reminds us that Bond is a badass. A very high point in Moore's run as Bond...more info
  • The Best Bond film ever made!
    For Your Eyes Only, I think, is the best Bond film of all time. It has it all- exciting and realistic action, brilliant acting, beautiful settings, superb directing and productions, excellent production design and a thrilling music score. Roger Moore gives his best and most dangerous performance as Agent OO7. The locations- Madrid, Cortina and Greece, are some of the best in a Bond film. The action is brilliant- the ski and the motorbike chase, the opening helicopter sequence and the climax scene where Bond must climb a massive mountain. The music is also brilliant. This is so much better than Moonraker, or any other Bond film. Buy this one!...more info
  • The Best Roger Moore Bond movie!
    For Your Eyes Only is the best Bond film of the 1980s. Roger Moore is at his most dangerous. The action is spectacular, the story intriguing, the direction and production is brilliant, the women- beautiful, the villians are very evil and the locations- Greece and Cortina are wonderful. One of the best Bond movies ever made....more info
  • Easily Moore's Finest Bond Hour - the most realistic Bond since LIVE AND LET DIE.
    Between the overblown action spectacles of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and MOONRAKER, and the overblown stupidty of OCTOPUSSY and VIEW TO A KILL, Roger Moore had the good fortune to be involved in this gem of a Bond movie. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY is the first time since Moore's own MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN that Bond was really grounded in reality. Everything that occurs in this film is within the realm of believeability.

    The secret to its success is in removing the tradtional arsenal of gadgetry and forcing Bond to rely instead on his survival skills. Right from the get-go, we know we are in for something different when Bond's new souped-up gadget car blows up before he even gets to hop in! Throughout the movie, Bond is left to his own gut instincts to survive. Nowhere in the film is this better seen than in the extended ski slope chase. From the get go, he loses his gun, and must therefore out-think and out-ski his would-be assassin through a series of fun chases down the long ski slope.

    In addition to this goodness is a fun car chase where Bond, having lost his car, has to make do with a Voklswagen Beetle to make his getaway. There is also some underwater action including a submersible vehicle fight, and a deep sea salvage dive. And the film climaxes in an amazing cliff-climbing mission to an isolated fortress!

    The movie foregoes the global domination themes of the previous two films in favor of some cold-war espionage involving a top secret device that went down with a ship. It is a race between Bond and competing agencies to recover the box first. Nice to have something more believable to follow!

    The film's only weak point is Bond girl Carol Bouqet - she is easy on the eyes, but her delivery is only a few notches above the dreadful Barbara Bach from SPY WHO LOVED ME. Also, the villain is pretty plain and boring.

    But, all that pales in comparison to the more even keeled and down-to-earth action and plotting the movie has to offer. To top it all off, you get to see Bond's final showdown with Blofeld in the movies opening sequence! It's all good, baby!

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  • One of Moore's best fims from the series
    Even thou I am not a Roger Moore fan, I have to say this was one of his best fims besides the Spy Who Loved Me. The action and the plot in this film is excellent. The bond women are excellent and the one liners are funny. This, I have to say is one of his best films and he should have ended on this one because he was really starting to age at this time....more info