What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film is a series of pratfalls, sight gags, and bawdy jokes, all of which should delight teen boys (and their fathers). The movie's violence -- Nordburg gets shot at repeatedly, and Frank's safety is constantly in question -- is so over the top that you can't take it seriously. Characters talk about having safe sex (and are later seen wearing full-body condoms). When trying to get off a ledge, Frank first grabs a woman's breasts and then pulls the stone carving of a penis off a statue. For older teens, the language and jokes are nothing new and shouldn't be disturbing.
- Families can talk about why this brand of "dumb humor" is appealing. Why do they enjoy it?
- Talk about how the film is a spoof on current events of the 1980s. Is the insight still relevant today? Are the jokes still funny?