I’m a casual fan of the Bob Hope and
The plot has some Russian spies trying to launch a couple of apes into space. The Russians think that they’ll win the space race if they put two men into orbit instead, so they shanghai Hope and Crosby and send them to outer space. After they survive re-entry, the Russians learn that Bob has gotten their top secret rocket fuel formula locked inside his brain, so they send their top agent (Joan Collins) to deprogram him using her considerable… charms.
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The flick is also loaded with lots of self-referential humor (there are numerous mentions of the team’s previous Road movies), scenes of the duo breaking the fourth wall (the best is the running gag when they call upon the special effects department to get them out of a jam), and some truly great cameos by Peter Sellers, David Niven, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. Collins also delivers a solid supporting performance as well. (The team’s usual leading lady, Dorothy Lamour is reduced to an extended cameo since she was getting up there in age.)
The team’s best exchange in this one is:
Hope: “You should’ve known by the size of his thermometer.”