Taglines: Sleep tight America. These women carry guns.
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’s 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.
Feds is a 1988 American comedy film written and directed by Daniel Goldberg, and starring Rebecca De Mornay, Mary Gross, Ken Marshall, Fred Dalton Thompson, Larry Cedar, Raymond Singer, Norman Bernard, David Sherrill and Tony Longo.
Directed by: Daniel Goldberg
Starring: Rebecca De Mornay, Mary Gross, Ken Marshall, Fred Dalton Thompson, Larry Cedar, Raymond Singer, Norman Bernard, David Sherrill, Tony Longo
Screenplay by: Len Blum, Daniel Goldberg
Production Design by: Randy Ser
Cinematography by: Tim Suhrstedt
Film Editing by: Donn Cambern
Costume Design by: Isabella B. Van Soest
Set Decoration by: Julie Kaye Fanton
Art Direction by: Phil Dagort
Music by: Randy Edelman
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: October 28, 1988