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Spy Hard (1996)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 24 May 1996 (USA)
Dick Steele, Agent WD-40 is assigned by his Director, to stop the evil General Rancor from destroying the world. WD-40 believed Rancor was dead and he teams up with the hot K.G.B. Agent Veronique Ukrinsky to find Rancor and save the world.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miss Cheevus
Professor Ukrinsky
Victoria Dahl / Barbara Dahl
Steele's Tag Team Member (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
Steele's Other Tag Team Member
Agent Clinton


General Rancor is threatening to destroy the world with a missile he is hiding at his secret base. But to complete his goal, he needs a special computer chip, invented by the scientist Prof. Ukrinsky. Special Agent Dick Steele is assigned to the case, in order to prevent the worst. He teams up with Ukrinsky's daughter Veronique, who happens to be a KGB agent. Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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The Laughs Start Soon! See more »


Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor and sexual innuendo | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 May 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Live and Let Spy  »


Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$98,176, 19 July 1996

Gross USA:

$26,906,039, 25 August 1996
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the scene where Dick Steele rides the horse into an elevator at a hotel, the couple in the elevator with him is played by Stuntman Loren Janes and his real wife, Ginger. Janes and his wife played the same roles in the same scene of True Lies (1994), which is what the scene parodies. Janes also worked on the stunts for this movie as well. See more »


When Steele puts on his golf polo, he leaves it untucked and the collar unbuttoned while he is talking to the "major babe". When he stands up from the bed, the collar is buttoned and the shirt is neatly tucked into his pants. See more »


Agent Steve Bishop: Sir, we have intercepted a disturbing video on the rock of gabraltar.
The Director: Well, what is it?
Agent Steve Bishop: It's this really big rock sticking out of the water on the south coast of Spain.
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Sketches: Vincent Van Gogh See more »


Spoofs Hard to Kill (1990) See more »


Written and Performed by Patrick Wilson and Adam Routh (as Adam Roth)
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Average fare but some good moments
16 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

The dopey, deadpan character sculptured by Leslie Nielsen is back in a "James Bond-esque" comedy as agent WD 40. There are more gag misfires in this movie, than a parking lot full of dead batteries. However, he's such a likeable guy, you can make it over the hump.

Unfortunately, with the exit of the mad geniuses (The Zucker Bros. & Jim Abrahms), there's little here in this script to wave the pom-poms about. It's all been done too many times before.

Of honourable mention is a priceless, very quick cameo with Pat Morita, which is an absolute gem. There are other assorted scenarios that came off well, too. See it if you must on a rainy Sunday, but this is pretty old, borrowed and blue.

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