True Lies (1994) Poster


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  • After a mission in Switzerland, which he sneaked into a mansion during a party, to find evidence that Iranian financer Jamal Khaled ([link]

  • It is Por Una Cabeza, by The Tango Project. Song composed in 1935 by Carlos Gardel and Alfredo Le Pera.

  • The old British DVD is slightly censored. Ten scenes were altered, mostly fighting scenes showing double-ear-claps, headbutts and so on. All cuts were waived for the newest releases.

  • The flash from the initial explosion of a nuclear warhead is so intense it can blind a human. When the scientists of the Manhattan Project detonated the 1st atomic bomb in 1945, they all wore dark goggles so they could watch the explosion without being blinded. If you watch footage of that event, you'll see them all putting on goggles.

  • While the title may seem like a contradictory statement, as in "lies that are true", it actually refers to the lies being pure or outright lies. Kind of like saying "They're a true soldier". The film has several characters that lie to each other - Harry lies to Helen about him being a computer salesman, when he is really a secret agent. Simon the car salesman lies to Helen about him being a secret agent himself, so he can manipulate Helen into having sex with him. Helen lies to Harry about leaving the office to meet with Simon at the Chinese restaurant, etc.

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  • Yes, it is a remake of a 1991 French film called La Totale! about a secret agent whose wife thinks he's a telecommunications employee. Arnold Schwarzenegger had seen the film and told James Cameron about it and they decided to do a remake, which became True Lies, thinking it would make a good movie.


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