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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Irvin Kershner
Produced by Robert Chartoff
Irwin Winkler
Written by Lawrence J. Cohen
Fred Freeman
Jacob Mangum
Starring Elliott Gould
Donald Sutherland
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography Gerry Fisher
Edited by Robert Lawrence
Keith Palmer
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • June 28, 1974 (1974-06-28)
Running time
100 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $4,550,000 (US/ Canada)[1]

S*P*Y*S is a 1974 comedy about two bumbling men who are spies and targeted for elimination by the CIA, KGB and a French terrorist group. The film was directed by Irvin Kershner, and stars Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland, and Zouzou. The film was screened at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival, but wasn't entered into the main competition.[2]

The asterisks in the title are designed to remind users of MASH, which also starred Gould and Sutherland, and whose title is generally rendered with the same asterisks. Beyond this, there is no connection between the films.


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  1. ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p232. Please note this figure is rentals not total gross.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: S*P*Y*S". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 

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