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True Lies -- When a secret agent learns of his wife's extra-marital affair, he pursues her and uses his intelligence resources in a job he kept secret from her.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Claude Zidi (screenplay) and
Simon Michaël (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
15 July 1994 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
When he said I do, he never said what he did.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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An extremely entertaining action movie that, for some reason, I like but don't love. See more (335 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Harry Tasker

Jamie Lee Curtis ... Helen Tasker

Tom Arnold ... Albert Gibson

Bill Paxton ... Simon

Tia Carrere ... Juno Skinner

Art Malik ... Salim Abu Aziz

Eliza Dushku ... Dana Tasker

Grant Heslov ... Faisil

Charlton Heston ... Spencer Trilby

Marshall Manesh ... Jamal Khaled
James Allen ... Colonel
Dieter Rauter ... Boathouse Guard (as Deiter Rauter)

Jane Morris ... Janice
Katsy Chappell ... Allison

Crystina Wyler ... Charlene
Ofer Samra ... Yusif
Paul Barselou ... Old Guy in Bathroom

Charles A. Tamburro ... Helicopter Pilot (as Chuck Tamburro)
Jean-Claude Parachini ... Jean-Claude
Uzi Gal ... Lead Terrorist

Majed Ibrahim ... High Rise Terrorist
Armen Ksajikian ... Juno's Chauffeur

Mike Akrawi ... Jihad Cameraman

Mike Cameron ... Citation Pilot
Charles Cragin ... Samir
Louai Mardini ... Bread Van Terrorist #1

Gino Salvano ... Bread Van Terrorist #2
Scott Dotson ... Harrier Pilot (as SSgt. Scott Dotson)

Tom Isbell ... Reporter at High Rise
John Bruno ... Custodian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joe Abby ... Man on Escalator (uncredited)
Tony De Leon ... Terrorist (uncredited)
Mary A. DeBriae ... Swiss Aristocrat (uncredited)
Joan Quinn Eastman ... Ballroom Guest (uncredited)
Kim Giancaterino ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Al Kamarr ... Terriorist Henchman to Salim Abu Aziz (uncredited)

Sergio Kato ... Bread Van Terrorist #3 (uncredited)
Dave Knight ... Downtown Miami Pedestrian (uncredited)
Takao Komine ... Party Goer (uncredited)
Charles W. Mathison ... Ballroom Waiter (uncredited)

Cassidy McMillan ... Omega Agent (uncredited)

Jody Millard ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Andre Nirmel ... Subway Customer (uncredited)
Joseph Oliveira ... Ballroom dancer (uncredited)

Erik Parillo ... French Chef (uncredited)

Manny Perry ... Bass Player (uncredited)

Charlie Picerni ... Man in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)

William Shipman ... Office Worker (uncredited)

Matt Sigloch ... SWAT Team Leader (uncredited)

Mark Winn ... Arab Terrorist (uncredited)
Ryken Zane ... Snowboarder (uncredited)

Directed by
James Cameron 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Claude Zidi (screenplay "La Totale!") and
Simon Michaël (screenplay "La Totale!") and
Didier Kaminka (screenplay "La Totale!")

James Cameron (screenplay)

Produced by
Stephanie Austin .... producer
James Cameron .... producer
Pamela Easley .... associate producer
Lawrence Kasanoff .... executive producer
Rae Sanchini .... executive producer
Robert Shriver .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Brad Fiedel 
 
Cinematography by
Russell Carpenter 
 
Film Editing by
Conrad Buff IV  (as Conrad Buff)
Mark Goldblatt 
Richard A. Harris 
James Cameron (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Mali Finn 
 
Production Design by
Peter Lamont 
 
Art Direction by
Robert W. Laing  (as Robert Laing)
Michael Novotny 
 
Set Decoration by
Cindy Carr 
 
Costume Design by
Marlene Stewart 
 
Makeup Department
Jeff Dawn .... makeup supervisor
Lucia Mace .... hair stylist (as Luca Mace)
Peter Tothpal .... key hair stylist
Linda Boykin-Williams .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jay Cannistraci .... key makeup artist: second unit (uncredited)
Joe Colwell .... likeness sculptor (uncredited)
Sharon Kalb .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Paula Kelly .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Tania McComas .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Brenda McNally .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Frank Rogers .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Paddy Cullen .... production supervisor
Scott Thaler .... unit production manager
Patricia Whitcher .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Howell Caldwell .... second second assistant director (as Patton Howell Caldwell IV)
E.J. Foerster .... second unit director
J. Michael Haynie .... first assistant director
Martin Jedlicka .... key second assistant director
Aldric La'auli Porter .... first assistant director (as Aldric La' Auli Porter)
Karin Roffman .... dga trainee (as Karen Roffman)
David Ticotin .... second second assistant director (as David A. Ticotin)
Nancy Townsend .... dga trainee
Glenn R. Wilder .... second unit director (as Glenn Wilder)
 
Art Department
Mike Brooks .... propmaker
William Les Collins .... construction coordinator: Florida and Rhode Island (as Les Collins)
Thomas Conroy .... graphic designer (as Thomas M. Conroy)
Tom Cranham .... illustrator
Joseph A. Hodges .... set designer (as Joe Hodges)
Glen Kennedy .... on-set dresser
Teri Anne Kopp .... art department coordinator
Martin Laing .... assistant art director
Anthony Lattanzio .... construction coordinator: California
Charles Dwight Lee .... assistant art director
David Lowery .... illustrator (as Dave Lowery)
Amie McCarthy .... assistant property master (as Amie F. McCarthy)
William D. McLane .... greensman
Phillip Norwood .... illustrator (as Phil Norwood)
John Patteson .... assistant property master (as John Patterson)
Bill Rea .... assistant art director
Paul Richards .... set dresser
Charles Stewart .... property master
Richard F. Anderson .... set dresser (uncredited)
P. Scott Bailey .... second lead man (uncredited)
Pedro Barquin .... greensman (uncredited)
Kai Blomberg .... set dresser (uncredited)
Max E. Brehme .... location leadman (uncredited)
Joseph Calta .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Curtis Carlin .... on-set props: Florida (uncredited)
Marienus Cetani Sr. .... head scenic (uncredited)
Peter Damien .... propmaker (uncredited)
Jon Danniells .... lead man (uncredited)
Ricardo F. Delgado .... illustrator (uncredited)
Stephen P. Durante .... set dresser (uncredited)
Rome Duval .... carpenter (uncredited)
Rome Duval .... propmaker gang boss (uncredited)
Ray Fisher .... set dresser (uncredited)
Glenn Forbes .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Scott Garrett .... draper (uncredited)
Scott Garrett .... set dresser (uncredited)
Frank L. Godel .... model maker: model construction (uncredited)
Paul J. Hendricks .... prop maker (uncredited)
Chuck Herrmann .... property assistant (uncredited)
Sean Hood .... swing gang (uncredited)
Evan Jacobs .... prop fabrication (uncredited)
Dean F. Janik .... painter (uncredited)
Jim C. Johnson .... set dresser (uncredited)
Roger L. King .... property maker (uncredited)
Robert E. Knight .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Allen Lafferty .... propmaker (uncredited)
Butch McCarthy .... propmaker (uncredited)
Maureen McGuire .... buyer (uncredited)
Jack Reeves .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Alan S. Reynolds .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Dennis Riewerts .... drapery foreman (uncredited)
Brana Rosenfeld .... buyer (uncredited)
Chris Santini .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Monty Shook .... sculptor (uncredited)
Robb W. Ward .... construction coordinator: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
Eric Weiler .... set dresser (uncredited)
Cary Whittaker .... on-set greens (uncredited)
Tony Whyte .... propmaker (uncredited)
Brook Yeaton .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Nicholas R. Allen .... boom operator (as Nicholas Allen)
Robert Batha .... first assistant sound editor
Gregg Baxter .... supervising sound editor
Bob Beemer .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert Beemer)
Bob Beher .... sound effects editor
James Beshears .... sound effects editor
Richard Dwan Jr. .... dialogue editor
Todd Egan .... assistant sound editor
Patrick J. Foley .... dialogue editor (as Patrick Foley)
Robert Garrett .... sound effects editor
Scott Martin Gershin .... sound effects editor
Douglas Greenfield .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Craig S. Jaeger .... sound effects editor (as Craig Jaeger)
Chris Jargo .... adr editor
Randy Kelley .... sound effects editor (as Randy Kelly)
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer (as Mike Minkler)
Lee Orloff .... sound mixer
Jay B. Richardson .... sound effects editor
R. Russell Smith .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor
Peter Michael Sullivan .... sound effects editor
Bill Voigtlander .... adr editor
Willy Allen .... foley editor (uncredited)
James Ashwill .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Christopher Assells .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Rick Bozeat .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Tony Cappelli .... sound (uncredited)
Clayton Collins .... sound editor (uncredited)
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Rickley W. Dumm .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
David Kneupper .... sound designer (uncredited)
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Glenn T. Morgan .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Philip D. Morrill .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Preston Oliver .... transfer recordist (uncredited)
Mark Ormandy .... additional sound (uncredited)
John Rotondi .... sound engineer: Y4 (uncredited)
Cherie Tamai .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Knox White .... utility sound technician (uncredited)
David Williams .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Paula D. Fisher .... special effects administrator
Scott R. Fisher .... special effects co-coordinator
Thomas L. Fisher .... special effects coordinator
Andrew Miller .... special effects foreman (as Andrew J. Miller)
Bruce Minkus .... special effects foreman (as Bruce L. Minkus)
Mark Noel .... harrier motion base operator
Aaron Anawalt .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Dale Brady .... Harrier Jet molding supervisor (uncredited)
Kim Derry .... special effects technician (uncredited)
John J. Downey .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Robert Hutchins .... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
Jay King .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Terry W. King .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Thomas Kittle .... special effects (uncredited)
Richard E. Kruder .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Vincent Montefusco .... mechanical animator (uncredited)
Vincent Niebla .... sculptor: Makeup Effects Lab, Inc. (uncredited)
Tom Steves .... moldmaker (uncredited)
Yvonne Sturm .... snowmaker (uncredited)
James S. Trois .... model builder videomatics (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Victor Abbene .... visual effects chief lighting technician: Digital Domain
Jon Aghassian .... data wrangler: Digital Domain
Harry J. Alpert .... camera operator: Digital Domain
Tony Anderson .... visual effects best boy grip: Digital Domain
James G. Anka .... modelmaker: Digital Domain (as James Anka)
Al Arthur .... animator: PDI
Lisa Aycock .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Mat Beck .... visual effects photography: Digital Domain
Suzanne Berger .... technical director: Boss Film Corporation
Brent Boates .... storyboard artist: Digital Domain
Shawn Broes .... editor: PDI
Betzy Bromberg .... optical supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects
Marc Brown .... visual effects plate crew
John Bruno .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Domain
Allen Cappuccilli .... visual effects editor: Digital Domain
Mike Chambers .... visual effects producer: Digital Domain
Audrey Chang .... film operations coordinator: PDI
Teresa Cheng .... digital effects producer: Digital Domain
Daniel Chuba .... visual effects producer: PDI
Kyeng-Im Chung .... heat signature animation and compositing: Digital Domain
Aliza Corson Chameides .... animator: PDI (as Aliza Corson)
Chris Cowan .... chief modelmaker: Stetson Visual Services, Inc.
Sean C. Cunningham .... missiles and smoke animation: Digital Domain (as Sean Cunningham)
Robin L. D'Arcy .... producer: Stetson Visual Services, Inc.
Julian de la Pena .... visual effects best boy electric: Digital Domain
Aaron Dem .... production coordinator: PDI (as Aaron 'The Sushi' Dem)
Sean Dever .... animator: PDI
Feliciano di Giorgio .... digital compositor: Digital Domain (as Feliciano Di Giorgio)
Jamie Dixon .... visual effects supervisor: PDI
Crystal Dowd .... visual effects coordinator: Digital Domain
Jason Dowdeswell .... technical director: Boss Film Corporation (as Jason David Dowdeswell)
Miller Drake .... visual effects editor
Gilbert Draper .... modelmaker: Digital Domain
Christopher Duddy .... visual effects plate crew (as Chris Duddy)
Jonathan Egstad .... offline compositing: Digital Domain
Leslie Ekker .... mechanical effects chief: Stetson Visual Services, Inc.
Peter Farson .... supervising animator: Digital Domain
Alan K.M. Faucher .... model crew chief: Digital Domain (as Alan Faucher)
John Ferrari .... modelmaker: Digital Domain
Raffaella Filipponi .... missiles and smoke animation: Digital Domain
Michael Fleming .... technical director: Boss Film Corporation
Jammie Friday .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Jenny Fulle .... visual effects producer: Boss Film Corporation
Gil Gagnon .... visual effects coordinator: Cinesite
Laurie George .... digital artist: Cinesite
Julia Gibson .... visual effects producer: Digital Domain
Henry Gonzales .... chief modelmaker: Stetson Visual Services, Inc.
Roy Goode .... miniature special effects: Stetson Visual Services, Inc.
Karen E. Goulekas .... missiles and smoke animation: Digital Domain
Ron Gress .... lead model painter: Stetson Visual Services, Inc.
Sarkis Hardy .... shop and location foreman: Stetson Visual Services, Inc.
John Higbie .... camera operator: Digital Domain
Caleb J. Howard .... heat signature animation and compositing: Digital Domain
Chris Hummel .... heat signature animation and compositing: Digital Domain
Leslie Huntley .... visual effects producer: Fantasy II Film Effects
David Isyomin .... pyrotechnics supervisor: Digital Domain
Victor Jimenez .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Michael Joyce .... model crew chief: Digital Domain (as Mike Joyce)
Jeffrey Kalmus .... digital recording: Digital Domain (as Jeff Kalmus)
Emmet Kane .... pyrotechnician: Digital Domain
Michael Karp .... camera operator: Digital Domain (as Michael Steven Karp)
Jake Kauth .... data wrangler: Digital Domain
Elizabeth Maxwell Keith .... heat signature animation and compositing: Digital Domain
Rachel Kelley .... model painter: Digital Domain
Scott Keppler .... editor: Boss Film Corporation (as Scott Michael Keppler)
Neil Krepela .... visual effects supervisor: Boss Film Corporation
Brad Kuehn .... visual effects supervisor: Cinecite
Candace Lewis .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Kevin Lingenfelser .... digital artist: Cinesite
Robert Luciano .... digital recording supervisor: Digital Domain
Anthony Mabin .... heat signature animation and compositing: Digital Domain
Kevin Scott Mack .... digital painter and colorist: Digital Domain (as Kevin Mack)
Martha Snow Mack .... digital painter and colorist: Digital Domain
Josh Margolies .... visual effects assistant editor: Digital Domain (as Josh Margulies)
Rebecca Marie .... animator: PDI
Gray Marshall .... assistant digital effects supervisor: Digital Domain
Gerald McClung .... modelmaker: Digital Domain
Pat McClung .... miniature supervisor: Digital Domain (as Patrick McClung)
John McLaughlin .... heat signature animation and compositing: Digital Domain
Barb Meier .... technical supervisor: PDI
Cleveland Mitchell .... animator: PDI
Bret Mixon .... roto supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects
Michele Moen .... digital matte supervisor: Boss Film Corporation
Bene Naudin .... visual effects assistant coordinator: Digital Domain (as Benedicte Naudin)
Price Pethel .... digital post-production supervisor: Digital Domain
Diane Piepol .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Fred Raimondi .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Gary Rhodaback .... modelmaker: Digital Domain
Lauren Alexandra Ritchie .... visual effects coordinator
Christopher Roda .... technical director: Boss Film Corporation (as Chris Roda)
Randall J. Rosa .... heat signature animation and compositing: Digital Domain
Richard Sands .... visual effects gaffer: Digital Domain (as Rico Sands)
Scott Schneider .... miniature special effects: Stetson Visual Services, Inc.
Steven J. Scott .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Michael Shore .... visual effects key grip: Digital Domain
Amie Slate .... animator: PDI
Jay Sloat .... senior software developer: heat signature shaders, Digital Domain
Robert Small .... heat signature animation and compositing: Digital Domain
Douglas Smith .... visual effects photography: Digital Domain (as Doug Smith)
Neville Spiteri .... heat signature animation and compositing: Digital Domain
Robert Spurlock .... miniature designer, fabricator and rigger: causeway, Stetson Visual Services, Inc.
Mark Stetson .... miniature designer, fabricator and rigger: causeway, Stetson Visual Services, Inc.
John K. Stirber .... mechanical effects chief: Stetson Visual Services, Inc. (as John Stirber)
Jacques Stroweis .... digital effects supervisor: Digital Domain
Richard Stutsman .... miniature special effects: Stetson Visual Services, Inc.
Martine Tomczyk .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Timothy Tompkins .... technical director: Boss Film Corporation
Marc Toscano .... technical director: Boss Film Corporation
David Tucker .... optical camera: Fantasy II Film Effects
Alfred Urrutia .... data wrangler: Digital Domain
James Valentine .... digital artist: Cinesite
Michele C. Vallillo .... visual effects coordinator: Cinesite (as Michele Vallillo)
Joe Viskocil .... pyrotechnics supervisor: Digital Domain (as Joseph Viskocil)
Cathy Wagner .... animator: PDI
Gene Warren Jr. .... visual effects supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects (as Gene Warren)
Christopher Warren .... camera operator: Fantasy II Film Effects
Jon Warren .... modelmaker: Digital Domain
Wayne Baker .... first assistant cameraman (uncredited)
Jeffrey Edward Baksinski .... technical assistant: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Brooke Breton .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Laura Buff .... visual effects producer: pre-production (uncredited)
Nelson Cabrera .... visual effects (uncredited)
Floyd Casey .... digital artist (uncredited)
Adam Hill .... model maker: Miami causeway, SVSI (uncredited)
Jim Hillin .... CGI shader writer (uncredited)
J. Bryan Holloway .... sculptor: Persian antiquities (uncredited)
Karin Joy .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Jamie Klein .... visual effects key grip: Florida (uncredited)
Russell Koonce .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
David C. Lawson .... imaging assistant (uncredited)
Carlyle O. Livingston II .... foreman: full size harrier: Donald Pennington, Inc. (uncredited)
Terrence Masson .... digital artist (uncredited)
Helen Medrano .... assistant to visual effects producer (uncredited)
Douglas Miller .... model maker (uncredited)
Stuart Mintz .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Michelle Murdocca .... digital production manager (uncredited)
Alexandre Naufel .... set lighting: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Dane Picard .... technical director (uncredited)
Dan Platt .... model sculptor (uncredited)
Derek N. Prusak .... visual effects assistant cameraman (uncredited)
Jay Riddle .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Brian Ripley .... modelmaker and painter: Digital Domain (uncredited)
David Rosenthal .... scanner and digital camera operator: PDI (uncredited)
Marc Rubone .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Olivier Sarda .... digital artist (uncredited)
Tim Scannell .... rotoscope artist / camera operator (uncredited)
Jennifer Lee Scheer .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Doyle Smith .... wire removal (uncredited)
Kevin Andrew Smith .... systems administrator: Boss Film Studios (uncredited)
Suzanne Smith .... visual effects (uncredited)
Stephen Sobisky .... project manager: Viewpoint Datalabs (uncredited)
Ellen Somers .... head of production: Boss Film Studios (uncredited)
Milos Twilight .... computer graphics artist (uncredited)
Renée Tymn .... visual effects line-up editor (uncredited)
Xique Tymn .... systems administrator (uncredited)
Edson Williams .... digital artist (uncredited)
Guy Williams .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Kieran Woo .... production controller: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Thomas Zell .... effects technician: miniature pyrotechnic (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Kenny Alexander .... stunts
Jay Amor .... assistant stunt coordinator
Bobby Bass .... stunts
Joe Bernal .... stunts
Steve Boyum .... stunts
Ericka Bryce .... stunts (as Erica Bryce)
Jack Carpenter .... stunts
Wally Crowder .... stunts
Max Daniels .... stunts
Steve M. Davison .... stunts (as Steve Davison)
John Calvin Doyle .... stunt driver
Kenny Endoso .... stunts
Lance Gilbert .... stunts
Troy Gilbert .... stunts
Norman Howell .... stunts
Donna Keegan .... stunts
Peter Kent .... stunts
Joel Kramer .... stunt coordinator
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Billy D. Lucas .... stunts
Cotton Mather .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts
Rita Minor .... stunts
Ralph Morris .... stunts
Zeljko Negovetic .... stunts
Jimmy Nickerson .... stunts
Miguel Nieves .... stunts
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (as Charlie Picerni Sr.)
Steve Picerni .... stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts (as Jimmy Roberts)
Scott Rogers .... stunts
Lori Lynn Ross .... stunts
Scott Schmidt .... stunts
Brian Smyj .... stunts
Ron Stein .... stunts
David Walling .... stunts
David Webster .... stunts (as J. David Webster)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts (as Glenn Wilder)
Kim Zimmerman .... stunts
Chuck Zito .... stunts
Markus Alexander .... stunts (uncredited)
Dave Bartholomew .... stunts (uncredited)
Chick Bernhardt .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Ricou Browning Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Bucher .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Cameron .... stunts (uncredited)
Mitchell Carpenter .... stunts (uncredited)
Edward Conna .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony De Leon .... stunt performer: terrorist (uncredited)
Donatella Dillon .... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Grisham .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Martin Jedlicka .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Kent .... stunt double: Arnold Schwarzenegger (uncredited)
Billy D. Lucas .... stunt double: Arnold Schwarzenegger (uncredited)
Rhonda Leigh Miller .... stunts (uncredited)
Dieter Rauter .... stunts (uncredited)
Mia Reeves .... extra stunts (uncredited)
Erica Richards .... stunts (uncredited)
Monty L. Simons .... stunts (uncredited)
Jayleen Sun .... stunts (uncredited)
Scott Thaler .... stunts (uncredited)
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul C. Babin .... camera operator (as Paul Babin)
Kirk Bloom .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Derlin Brynford-Jones .... crane technician: Technocrane
William Buckingham III .... grip
David L. Butler .... aerial photographer
Doug Chartier .... dolly grip
Steve Cohagan .... chief rigging electrician
John L. Dardis .... electrician (as John Dardis)
Leigh Feitelberg .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Leigh Fettelberg)
Robert Fischer .... grip (as Robert M. Fischer)
Roy Gittens .... electrician
Raymond Gonzales .... electrician (as Ray Gonzales)
Mark Jackson .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Mark R. Jackson)
Jeffrey A. Johnson .... grip
Dan Kerns .... electrician
Eugene B. Kerry .... best boy grip (as Eugene Brian Kerry)
Amy La Licata .... film loader (as Amy Lalicata)
Reginald F. Lake .... electrician (as Reggie Lake)
Bob Leitelt .... grip
Ed Maloney .... chief rigging best boy
Charles May II .... video assist operator (as Charles May)
Charles May II .... video playback operator (as Charles May)
Lloyd Moriarity .... key grip (as Lloyd Moriarty)
Chris Moseley .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
James M. Muro .... Steadicam operator (as James Muro)
James M. Muro .... camera operator: "b" camera (as James Muro)
Jeff Murrell .... electrician (as Jeffrey Murrell)
Robert Neville .... best boy electric
Dan Owen .... grip (as Daniel Owen)
Brian A. Pitts .... rigging grip: Rhode Island
Pete Romano .... underwater camera operator (as Peter Romano)
Zade Rosenthal .... still photographer
Ron Santoyo .... grip (as Ron Santayo)
Phelt M. Saucier .... best boy rigging electric
Michael St. Hilaire .... camera operator
Stuart Stein .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Rick A. West .... chief lighting technician
Jerry Bertolami .... grip (uncredited)
Sandy Brooke .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Arnold F. Brown .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Bruce Byall .... best boy rigging grip (uncredited)
John S. Campbell .... grip (uncredited)
Mark J. Casey .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Tim Collins .... grip (uncredited)
Michael Condro .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Brian Corbett .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Robert Daniel .... lighting equipment rental liaison (uncredited)
Michael DiIeso .... rigger (uncredited)
Tim Driscoll .... grip (uncredited)
Mike Gerzevitz .... electrician (uncredited)
Edward A. Gutentag .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Adam Hinson .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Shelly Johnson .... camera operator: snow unit (uncredited)
Shelly Johnson .... director of photography: snow unit (uncredited)
David Larue .... grip (uncredited)
Kelsey Lauren Leigh .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Brett Mabry .... rigging (uncredited)
Eric Martin .... electrician (uncredited)
Hugh McCallum .... additional grip (uncredited)
Mike McGowan .... second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Clyde Miller .... assistant camera: aerials and Wescam camera (uncredited)
Mark Moore .... camera department head (uncredited)
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam "b" camera, Florida (uncredited)
Jeff Orsa .... rigging crew (uncredited)
David Renken .... electrician (uncredited)
David Schmalz .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Ed Slater .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Philip Sloan .... rigging key grip (uncredited)
Wells A. Smith .... grip: snow unit (uncredited)
Owen Stephens .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Monte Swann .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Jeffrey T. Sweet .... grip/electrician (uncredited)
Konstantin von Krusenstiern .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
William M. Weberg .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Ellen Jacoby .... casting: Florida
Rich King .... extras casting: The Casting Group, Los Angeles
Dan Parada .... extras casting: The Casting Group, Los Angeles
Emily Schweber .... casting associate
Kimberly Skyrme .... extras casting: Rhode Island/Washington D.C.
Dennis M. Demessianos .... extras casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fran Allgood .... set costumer
Greg Hall .... set costumer
Lisa Lovaas .... costume supervisor
Robert W. Numbers .... set costumer (as Bob Numbers)
Tom Numbers .... key costumer
Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Marina Marit .... costumer: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
David Crowther .... apprentice editor
Jane Kass .... assistant editor
Dan Muscarella .... color timer: CFI
Joel Negron .... assistant editor
Shannon Leigh Olds .... assistant editor
Lauren Alexandra Ritchie .... post-production coordinator
Caroline Ross .... assistant editor
Kelly Tartan .... apprentice editor
Clarinda Wong .... assistant editor
Brad Jacques .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Jim Passon .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... scoring mixer
Brad Fiedel .... orchestrator
Randy Gerston .... music supervisor: Lightstorm Music Inc.
Allan K. Rosen .... supervising music editor
Patty von Arx .... music editor (as Patty Von Arx)
Shirley Walker .... conductor
Shirley Walker .... orchestrator
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Richard Bronskill .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Rick Fleishman .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Giovanna Imbesi .... assistant to composer (uncredited)
Kenneth Karman .... music editor (uncredited)
Armen Ksajikian .... musician: cello (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Donald R. Casella .... transportation coordinator (as Don Casella)
Bobby Enriquez .... driver
Thomas A. Gordon .... transportation captain (as Tom Gordon)
Gregory Dultz .... driver (uncredited)
Steven R. Guglielmetti .... driver (uncredited)
Greg Koronowicz .... picture cars (uncredited)
Brenda Ryan .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Erik Anderson .... crane coordinator: Tower Crane
William Betts .... detachment: USMC VMA-223 Harrier, Key West (as Capt. William Betts)
Walter Bockelman .... detachment: USMC VMA-223 Harrier, Key West (as Sgt. Walter Bockelman)
Pete Bordeleau .... detachment: USMC VMA-223 Harrier, Key West (as Sgt. Pete Bordeleau)
Drew Bracken .... advance location liaison
Andy Bradshaw .... detachment: USMC VMA-223 Harrier, Key West (as SSgt. Andew Bradshaw)
Susannah Brengel .... production accountant (as Susannah L. Brengel)
Ryan Brewer .... detachment: USMC VMA-223 Harrier, Key West (as Cpl. Ryan Brewer)
Jerry Broeckert .... project officer (as Lt. Col. Jerry Broeckert USMC)
Jerry Broeckert .... technical advisor (as Lt. Col. Jerry Broeckert USMC)
Geoff Burdick .... production department: Lightstorm
Michael J. Burmeister .... supervising location manager
Patrick Burn .... assistant location manager
Ron Cobb .... logo designer: Omega Sector
Kathleen Conway .... stand-in: Jamie Lee Curtis
James Crafton .... detachment: USMC VMA-223 Harrier, Key West (as Cpl. James Crafton)
Gary Elmore .... detachment: USMC VMA-223 Harrier, Key West (as SSgt. Gary Elmore)
Anders Falk .... video documentary
Carol Flaisher .... location manager: Washington D.C.
Steven Forbes .... detachment: USMC VMA-223 Harrier, Key West (as Cpl. Steven Forbes)
Bill Fredricks .... remote control limousine creator
Pete Gutmann .... detachment: USMC VMA-223 Harrier, Key West (as Maj. Pete Gutmann)
R. Colette Hailey .... location manager: Florida Keys
James M. Halty .... supervising horse wrangler (as James Halty)
Richard Hearney .... deputy chief of staff: aviation (as Lt. Gen. Richard Hearney)
Edgar Hernandez .... detachment: USMC VMA-223 Harrier, Key West (as Cpl. Edgar Hernandez)
Lynne Hockney .... choreographer
Mark Hotchkiss .... crane engineer: Technocrane
David G. Hudson .... video documentary
Simon Jayes .... crane coordinator: Technocrane
Shannon Kelsey .... detachment: USMC VMA-223 Harrier, Key West (as Cpl. Shannon Kelsey)
Lisa Dennis Kennedy .... assistant: James Cameron (as Lisa Dennis Lance)
Stacy Layne Kramer .... assistant accountant
Van Ling .... production department: Lightstorm
Harry Lu .... weapons master
Sean Mahoney .... detachment: USMC VMA-223 Harrier, Key West (as Sgt. Sean Mahoney)
Glen Melin .... detachment: USMC VMA-223 Harrier, Key West (as Capt. Glen Melin)
Christopher Mercer .... detachment: USMC VMA-223 Harrier, Key West (as Cpl. Christopher Mercer)
Jim Morris .... location manager: California
Steve Newman .... marketing coordinator
William O'Hara .... detachment: USMC VMA-223 Harrier, Key West (as Lt. Col. William O'Hara)
Derek Pingree .... detachment: USMC VMA-223 Harrier, Key West (as LCpl. Derek Pingree)
Alan D. Purwin .... helicopter pilot (as Alan Purwin)
Steven Quale .... special projects coordinator (as Steve Quale)
Sharron Reynolds .... script supervisor
Al Rives .... production department: Lightstorm
Matthew Roth .... detachment: USMC VMA-223 Harrier, Key West (as Cpl. Matthew Roth)
Michael Salven .... key set production assistant (as Michael 'Dancing Bear' Salven)
Richard Santameyer .... helicopter pilot
Jeff Senour .... pilot: Lear Jet
John Shotwell .... director of public affairs (as Col. John Shotwell USMC)
Kristine Spindler .... assistant: Stephanie Austin (as Kristine Michelle Spindler)
Marce Sterner .... location scout
Philip M. Strub .... liaison: Department of Defense
Shawn Sutherland .... detachment: USMC VMA-223 Harrier, Key West (as Capt. Shawn Sutherland)
Charles A. Tamburro .... aerial services coordinator (as Chuck Tamburro)
Charles A. Tamburro .... pilot (as Chuck Tamburro)
Michael Tamburro .... aerial service co-coordinator
Michael Tamburro .... pilot
Sam Tedesco .... location manager: Miami
Mike Wacker .... assistant: Arnold Schwarzenegger (as Michael Wacker)
Scott Warner .... video graphics supervisor
Josue Aguilar .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nigel Arscott .... location assistant (uncredited)
Dorothy Aufiero .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Dan Bress .... 2-D graphic artist (uncredited)
Steve Bress .... 2-D graphic artist (uncredited)
Timothy Brinkman .... stand-in: Tom Arnold (uncredited)
Christian Byrd .... marine crew (uncredited)
Craig Caton .... consultant: effects (uncredited)
Laureen Clarke .... assistant production office coordinator (uncredited)
Cristina Colissimo .... assistant to coordinator (uncredited)
Nick Corbett .... production assistant (uncredited)
Christopher De Stefano .... production assistant (uncredited)
Heidi Erl .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Michael J. Fowler .... computer playback operator (uncredited)
Andre Gaudry .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Howard Gibson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Patrick Gleason .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mandie Green .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mark Gulbrandsen .... dailies projection technician: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
Ziad H. Hamzeh .... acting coach (uncredited)
Ziad H. Hamzeh .... dialogue director (uncredited)
John R. Hansen .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Anne E. Hart .... production coordinator: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Peter Kelley .... dialogue coach: Eliza Dushku (uncredited)
Steven Kosakura .... stage electronics (uncredited)
Steven Kosakura .... stage engineering (uncredited)
Jonathan Lane .... location assistant (uncredited)
Cynthia Lejeune .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Julie Levine .... production accountant: sets (uncredited)
Mary Lamar Mahler .... supervising first aid (uncredited)
Steven Michaels .... production assistant (uncredited)
Marie Nashold .... medic (uncredited)
John Phillip Nybe .... production assistant (uncredited)
Annalouise Paul .... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
Robert Pennino .... location assistant (uncredited)
Jacqui Popelka .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Steven T Puri .... title producer (uncredited)
Erica Richards .... horse wrangler (uncredited)
Kenny Rivenbark .... remote head technician (uncredited)
Scott Rowe .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Laura Sherman .... location assistant (uncredited)
C. Ransom Walrod .... marine coordinator: Florida (uncredited)
Aron Warner .... production executive (uncredited)
Lynnanne Zager .... adr voice (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated R for a lot of action/violence and some language
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Trivia:
The military aircraft seen late in the movie were McDonnel Douglas AV-8B Harriers of the Marine Attack Squadron 223 (VMA-223) which is nicknamed the "Bulldogs".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Harry is being chased from the mansion, he is attacked by two Dobermans. The Dobermans jump at him and get 'coconut crunched' together. The dogs used at that point were rubber. One of the rubber dogs' eyes pops out and can be seen flying off the right side of the screen when using frame-by-frame advance, as well when they fall to the ground they bend and crease like rubber (they also bounce).See more »
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Harry:What can I say? I'm a spy.See more »
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Springtime Voices, Waltz op 410See more »

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38 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
An extremely entertaining action movie that, for some reason, I like but don't love., 18 July 2003
Author: Li-1

*** out of ****

I've seen True Lies at least four times now, and every time I find myself having a great time watching this first-rate action/comedy/thriller. But it's a movie that I can't muster more than passable (but occasionally fairly ecstatic) enthusiasm for. It's a very good action movie, and I can certainly see how it's attained a reputation as one of the best adrenaline-pumping rides of the 90's, but it's not great.

What True Lies has is one of the more ingenious action movie premises I've seen. Arnold Schwarzenegger is Harry Tasker, a husband (to Jamie Lee Curtis) and father (to Eliza Dushku) by day, and world-saving CIA agent by night (or day, it depeneds). His latest assignment puts him on the case of a mad Islamic terrorist called Aziz, who's retrieved several nuclear warheads and plans to set them off on U.S. soil if his group's demands are not met. Complicating matters for Harry is the inclusion of his wife, Helen, whom he believes is having an affair with a used car salesman (Bill Paxton, in what's got to be his funniest performance).

In terms of pure escapist enjoyment, this is actually James Cameron's most successful film. True Lies is probably the only Cameron film that never suffers from the slightest hiccup in pacing (yes, Aliens had a slow beginning and viewing The Abyss was like watching molasses sliding down a brick wall). From beginning to end, there's not a single slow spot, as you can expect either a sharply staged action sequence or comical setpiece around every corner. To keep such momentum up for 141 minutes is pretty damn amazing, and Cameron must be given credit for making such a long movie almost so effortlessly enjoyable.

But for all that is so enjoyable about it, True Lies lacks a strong plot (in terms of action, as the romantic subplot is actually quite excellent). The villains are stereotypical terrorists, pure cartoons who don't even make an impression as cool villains. In his heyday, Arnold has battled tons of memorable villains (T-1000 and the Predator stand out), the terrorists here are clearly among the weakest of Arnold's foes to date.

The action is suitably over-the-top, especially the harrier jet climax, which makes almost all the action that came before it believable in comparison. But the action is mostly excellent, the shootouts and fistfights are exciting, there's plenty of cliffhanger thrills, and the chase/catfight set on the lengthy bridge is classic.

The movie has to keep a balance between strong violence and screwball humor, which it pulls off very well. The half-hour segment devoted entirely to Harry's marital problems is hilarious, its only flaw being the abrupt segue to "typical" Arnold action. Even when Arnold's taking down massive armies of terrorists, Cameron still maintains the same light tone evident during the comical scenes, while still keeping the action thrilling. That's quite an accomplishment.

The cast is all excellent, given the material and intent. Schwarzenegger is still the extremely likeable big lug. These roles aren't a stretch for him, but he excels at such parts because he radiates charisma like no other actor (even if they may all be better than him when it comes to talent). As the comic relief, Tom Arnold is surprisingly very funny (since then, it hasn't been so surprising as he's actually provided decent humor in those Andrzej Bartkowiak films, or however you spell the guy's name). Jamie Lee Curtis is wonderful, too, and I've never been a big fan of hers. Without a doubt, this is easily her most winning performance.

One of the big box-office hits of 1994, I was surprised to see True Lies didn't inspire any genuine imitators. Just as well, I suppose, there's only so much Bond "parody" you can see without the material getting tiresome (Austin Powers, anyone?). But True Lies' charms lies in that it works as parody while still excelling as a straight action thriller. When it comes to pure direction, that's proof James Cameron can be a genius.

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