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Spy Hard (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Action | 24 May 1996 (USA)
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... See full summary »

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The Director
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Norman Coleman
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Kabul
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General Rancor
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Professor Ukrinsky
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McCluckey
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Slice
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Victoria Dahl / Barbara Dahl
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Steele's Tag Team Member (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
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Bus Driver
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Steele's Other Tag Team Member
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Agent Clinton
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Storyline

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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All the action. All the women. Half the intelligence. See more »

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Comedy | Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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24 May 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Live and Let Spy  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$98,176 (USA) (19 July 1996)

Gross:

$26,906,039 (USA) (23 August 1996)
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Trivia

Elizabeth Hurley was up for the female lead. She would later play the female lead in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), another James Bond spoof. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, when WD-40 is tied up and the henchman walks up to him, he falls down and his arms are tied at the elbow. But when he tags in, he's tied at the wrist. See more »

Quotes

[about to infiltrate Kikiree Island]
Dick Steele, Agent WD-40: I'm going in there.
Veronique Ukrinsky, Agent 3.14: That's crazy!
Dick Steele, Agent WD-40: No, crazy is walking down the street with half a cantaloupe on your head, muttering "I'm a hamster, I'm a hamster."
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Crazy Credits

Loaded Cameraman: Getting Help See more »

Connections

Spoofs Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

A Martini for Mancini
Written and Performed by Joseph L. Altruda (as Joey Altruda)
Courtesy of Will Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Nielsen continuing the formula, now like a crazed international Agent
4 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Leislie Nielsen again,he plays a Agent Dick Steele finding in retirement ,he's called for a new mission.He'll fight against General Raucov(Andy Griffith) for world ruling and being only helped by a beautiful spy(Nicolette Sheridan). The picture is the usual spoof or parody featured by Nielsen with similar lunatic characters, quirky personages and strange elements of the predecessors ,thus is surrealist,hilarious,extreme and sometimes gross-out.There're gags each fifty seconds.The film is constituted by innumerable comics set pieces and a myriad of unimaginative parodies where the wacky humor and laughters are continuous. The pioneers of these comedies are trio ZAZ(Jim Abrahams,Jerry Zucker,David Zucker) but here the formula is a little worn-out.The amusement and fun is the finding out the numerous cinematographic references that successively appear,as are : the main title of ¨James Bond¨,¨In the line of fire¨(Nielsen making of Clint Eastwood),¨Pulp Fiction'(as Travolta),¨Sister Act¨(as nun alike Woopy Goldberg),¨Speed',¨True Lies¨,¨Die Hard¨,¨Home Alone,Dennis the Menace¨(where acts the same kid Mason Gamble) and ¨Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid¨in which making of Paul Newman and with his cycle plays a scene under Burt Bacharach music with smile to roar with laughter . Besides there are cameos and special interventions as Pat Morita(recently deceased),Mr.T(as A Team member),Alexandra Paul(Baywatch),Hulk Hogan,Robert Culp,Fabio.. The motion picture will like to absurd and unruly comedy enthusiastic.


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