Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Daniel Goldberg|
|Produced by||Len Blum
|Written by||Daniel Goldberg
|Music by||Randy Edelman|
|Edited by||Don Cambern|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Ellie DeWitt (Rebecca De Mornay) is a former U.S. Marine who wants to become an FBI Agent. However, where she has the physical skills, she doesn't have as much success in memorizing all the books she needs to learn. Fortunately for her, she is in the same room with Janis Zuckerman (Mary Gross), a woman who is as smart as they come, but physically very weak. Overcoming the male recruits' assumptions of them, Ellie and Janis team up to help each other through the basic training so they can both become federal agents.
During their training, Ellie and Janis must deal with an instructor who seems determined to fail the pair, a fellow trainee who seems more interested in flirting with Ellie (until Ellie asserts her Marine training and pins him against the wall in one exercise), and befriend a geeky co-trainee who seems unable to complete the smallest task.
Joining forces, the three tackle the final practice simulation, (badly) forging the instructor's signature ('he sneezed') and breaking into the telephone room to discover the location of the "hostage" and use their radio to redirect the other agents to make sure they don't find the hostage first.
- Rebecca De Mornay as Elizabeth 'Ellie' De Witt
- Mary Gross as Janis Zuckerman
- Ken Marshall as Brent Shepard
- Fred Dalton Thompson as Bill Bilecki
- Larry Cedar as Howard Butz
- Raymond Singer as George Hupperman
- James Luisi as Sperry
- Rex Ryon as Parker
- Norman Bernard as Bickerstaff
- Don Stark as Willy
- David Sherrill as Duane
- Maslin, Janet (October 29, 1988). "Feds (1988) Reviews/Film; Women at F.B.I. School". The New York Times.
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