Allen Quimp Douglas McGrath Daisy Quimp Sigourney Weaver Crocker Johnson John Turturro Fidel Castro Anthony LaPaglia Rudolph Petrov Ryan Phillippe Fry Denis Leary Lowther Woody Allen Gen.
Pic begins, in the wake of the Bay of Pigs debacle, with a two-senator panel interrogating CIA officer Allen Quimp (co-scripter/co-helmer Douglas McGrath).
But Quimp's demanding wife, Daisy (Sigourney Weaver, looking fab in full suburban regalia), craves a fur coat and all the other things they can't manage on a teacher's salary.
While in the steam bath at the Valencia Country Club with his father-in-law, Quimp avers that teaching is just a cover for his real job in the CIA.
So open is the secret that touring Russian dancer Rudolph Petrov (Ryan Phillippe) defects directly to Quimp. The CIA ends up welcoming Quimp into the fold so the agency can take credit for Petrov's move.
Quimp is shipped to "a Third World backwater" -- Cuba -- where local CIA station chief Lowther (Woody Allen) says that Quimp's predecessor, Crocker Johnson, was a lunatic who kept insisting the island was on the brink of armed revolution, and that there's a mole, Agent X, passing secrets to the Russians.