A naval officer crashes at his troubled cousin's Barcelona apartment in The '80s. Together they meet women and get into lots of arguments about the Cold War. This 1994 comedy is the best-known film of director Whit Stillman.
- Latino Is Brown: Averted, as blonde and light-skinned Mira Sorvino and Tushka Bergen among others were cast as Spaniards. Of course, in reality, most Spaniards do look very European.
- Mildly Military: Fred is in Spain for vague reasons and seemingly has no real responsibilities.
- Present-Day Past: The story takes place in 1982, but the fashion department makes no attempt to conceal their early 90s production date.