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Spy Hard (1996)

 -  Comedy | Action  -  24 May 1996 (USA)
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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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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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Release Date:

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

James Bond's favorite drink might be a martini shaken not stirred but the favorite drink of Dick Steele, Agent WD-40 (Leslie Nielsen) was a dry Manoli and Roussos on the rocks, stirred not beaten, with a twist of lemon, in chilled glasses not frozen, and with two curly little straws. See more »

Goofs

As Dick and Veronique escape the night club, the door they block is hinged away from the main wall, and has no handle. When seen from the other side, as henchmen try to ram it, the door has a handle, and is hinged on the opposite side. See more »

Quotes

Dick Steele, Agent WD-40: You carry a UB-21 Schnauzer with a Gnab silencer. That's KGB. You prefer an H&K over an A.K. Your surveillance technique is NSA. Your ID is CIA. You received your Ph.D. at NYU. Traded in your GTO for a BMV. You listen to CDs by R.E.M. and STP. And you'd like to see J.F.K. in his BVDs, getting down with O.P.P. And you probably put the toilet paper back on the roll with the paper on the inside.
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Sketches: Vincent Van Gogh See more »

Connections

Spoofs Air America (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

A Martini for Mancini
Written and Performed by Joseph L. Altruda
Courtesy of Will Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Not One Of Leslie's Best
14 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen a few of Leslie Nielsen's spoof movies that were, indeed, funny for the most part such as his role as Dracula or in the takeoff of The Fugitive. However, this one - a parody of the James Bond film - just didn't have the quality or quantity of belly laughs, or laughs at all. It relies too much on slapstick and tired, overused jokes. To be fair, there are some funny scenes and parodies of other films but just not enough of them. The best part of the movie may have been the opening credits, which was an excellent takeoff on the memorable Bond openings.

I also thought they overdid the irreverence on the convent scene. It's typical Hollywood in which nuns and priests are portrayed as the opposite of what they are supposed to be (nuns with machine guns and disrespectful language??! Let's not overdo the satire.)

Well, at least it wasn't boring and it's wasn't overly long at just 81 minutes.


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