Deal of the Century

Deal of the Century (1983)

Chevy Chase and his partners are arms dealers. They sell second-rate weapons to third world nations. But they're not out to stick it to anyone.

  • Genre: Comedy, Crime
  • Release Date: 1983-11-04
  • User Rating: 4.6/10 from 53 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Dream Quest Images
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: William Friedkin
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From 53 Ratings


Arms dealers from several companies vie to sell the most expensive and highest tech weapons to a South American dictator. There are complications; understanding the exact nature of how 'gifts' are used to grease the wheels of a sale, a religious conversion from one of the salesman and a romance that begins to grow between two competitors.

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  • Chevy Chase

    as Eddie Muntz
  • Sigourney Weaver

    as Mrs. DeVoto
  • Gregory Hines

    as Ray Kasternak
  • Vince Edwards

    as Frank Stryker
  • William Marquez

    as Gen. Cordosa
  • Eduardo Ricard

    as Col. Salgado
  • Richard Herd

    as Lyle
  • Graham Jarvis

    as Babers
  • Wallace Shawn

    as Harold DeVoto
  • Randi Brooks

    as Ms. Della Rosa
  • Ebbe Roe Smith

    as Bob
  • Richard Libertini

    as Masaggi
  • J.W. Smith

    as Will
  • Carmencristina Moreno

    as Woman Singer
  • Charles Levin

    as Dr. Rechtin
  • Pepe Serna

    as Vardis
  • Wilfredo Hernández

    as Rojas
  • John Davey

    as Pilot on Screen
  • Miguel Piñero

    as Molino
  • Maurice Marsac

    as Frenchman
  • Joe Ross

    as Russian Translator
  • Jonathan Terry

    as Gaylord
  • Robert Cornthwaite

    as Huddleston
  • Gwil Richards

    as Rev. Borman
  • Kelly Lange

    as Newscaster
  • Ken Letner

    as Sen. Bryce
  • Jo Marie Payton

    as Baptist #1
  • Tony Plana

    as Chicano Man
  • Betty Cole

    as Baptist #2
  • John Hancock

    as Baptist Minister
  • Helen Martin

    as Baptist #3
  • Eddie Hice

    as Bagman
  • David Haskell

    as Rockwell Official
  • Ray Manzarek

    as Charlie Simbo
  • Robert David Hall

    as Rick Penido
  • Alex Colon

    as Street Robber
  • John Reilly

    as Swain
  • James Staley

    as JWT Assoc
  • Stephen Keep Mills

    as Promoter
  • Louis Giambalvo

    as Freddie Muntz
  • Robert Alan Browne

    as Man from Grumman
  • Bradford English

    as Man from McDonnell Douglas
  • Jim Ishida

    as Masaggi's Aide #1
  • Michael Yama

    as Masaggi's Aide #2
  • Judith Baldwin

    as Luckup Hostess #1
  • Jan McGill

    as Luckup Hostess #2
  • Frank Lugo

    as Station Wagon Driver
  • Loyda Ramos

    as Chicano Woman
  • Wendy Solomon

    as Freddie's Wife
  • John Stinson

    as Helicopter Reporter
  • Janet Louise Smith

    as Woman in Commercial
  • Jesus Carmona

    as Accordionist
  • Jack Angel

    as Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
  • Bob Harks

    as Guest at Unveiling (uncredited)
  • Patti Negri

    as Showgirl (uncredited)
  • Danny Nero

    as Luckup Missile Technician (uncredited)
  • Tracey Walter

    as Luckup Computer Tech (uncredited)
  • Tom Willett

    as Air Force Colonel (uncredited)
Writing Paul Brickman Writer
Writing Bernard Edelman Novel
Directing William Friedkin Director
Costume & Make-Up Frank Griffin Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Kaye Pownall Hairstylist
Editing Jere Huggins Editor
Editing Bud S. Smith Editor
Editing Ned Humphreys Editor
Production Nancy Klopper Casting
Sound Arthur B. Rubinstein Original Music Composer
Camera Richard H. Kline Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Rita Riggs Costume Design
Production David Salven Unit Production Manager
Art Bill Malley Production Design
Art Richard C. Goddard Set Decoration
Production Bud Yorkin Producer
Production Jon Avnet Executive Producer
Production Paul Brickman Executive Producer
Production David Salven Associate Producer
Production Steve Tisch Executive Producer
Crew Robert Towne Additional Writing
Directing Terence A. Donnelly First Assistant Director
Directing James M. Freitag Second Assistant Director
Directing Betty A. Griffin Script Supervisor