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True Lies (1994)

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.

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Dana Tasker
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Jamal Khaled
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Storyline

Harry Tasker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) leads a double life. At work he is a government agent with a license to do just about anything, while at home he pretends to be a dull computer salesman. He is on the trail of stolen nuclear weapons that are in the hands of fanatic terrorists when something more important comes up. Harry finds his wife is seeing another man (Bill Paxton) because she needs some adventure in her life. Harry decides to give it to her, juggling pursuit of terrorists on one hand and an adventure for his wife on the other while showing he can Tango all at once. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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When he said I do, he never said what he did.


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Rated R for a lot of action/violence and some language | See all certifications »

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15 July 1994 (USA)  »

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Mentiras verdaderas  »

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$115,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,869,770 (USA) (17 July 1994)

Gross:

$146,282,411 (USA)
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Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger dreamt about playing a James Bond kind of spy when he was a kid. See more »

Goofs

When Harry is chasing Aziz through the hotel on horseback, Aziz rides his motorcycle through swinging doors into the kitchen area. When he slides the bike to make the corner, he leaves a black skid mark with the rear tire on the white tile floor. Seconds later, Harry bursts through the same swinging doors, but now there is a large piece of red carpeting covering the tile floor to prevent the horse from sliding as it runs into the kitchen. See more »

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[Harry sticks an unconscious terrorist's head in a bathroom urinal and flushes it]
Harry Tasker: Cool off.
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Crazy Credits

In the middle of the credits, Gib (who's waiting outside in the stereotypical spy van as Harry's having fun inside the party) says, "You know what? I'm sick of being in the van. You guys can be in the van next time. I've been in the van for fifteen years, Harry." See more »

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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Cat Fights (2011) See more »

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I Never Thought I'd See the Day
Written by Sade (as Sade Adu) and Leroy Asbourne
Performed by Sade
Courtesy of Epic Records
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I didn't say 'cause you didn't ask.
27 December 2003 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

James Cameron directs this terrific action flick that gives way to bursts of comedy. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a spy trying to keep his profession a secret from his wife(Jamie Lee Curtis)and realizes that she is having an affair. The mild mannered salesman is really a double fisted devil may care secret agent. The beginning and final sequences are a movie in themselves. My favorite scenes are Curtis' striptease in the hotel and her "cat fight" with the gorgeous Tia Carrere in the limo. Plenty of gun fights and big bangs to please everyone. The cast also features Bill Paxton, Art Malik and Tom Arnold in his funniest and greatest role as Schwarzenegger's sidekick. There is a small role for Charlton Heston as the stern single minded boss. Absolute entertainment.


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