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World famous pop group The Spice Girls zip around London in their luxurious double decker tour bus having various adventures and performing for their fans.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ginger Spice (as Geraldine Halliwell)
Posh Spice (as Victoria Adams)
Michael Barrymore ...
The Dream Boys ...
David Fahm ...


Climb aboard the double decker Spice Bus and get ready for a madcap musical adventure with the sexy phenomenons of pop - the Spice Girls. An encounter with extra-terrestrials, a night in a haunted castle, and a moment of truth in a maternity ward are just a few of the escapades the endeavored upon as the Girls gear up for their first live concert at London's Royal Albert Hall. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They perform for royalty and entertain millions the world over. But now, they're making a movie. See more »


Comedy | Family | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some vulgarity, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

23 January 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Spice Girls  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,527,222 (USA) (23 January 1998)


$29,247,405 (USA) (17 April 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Two real world deaths after filming prompted edits to the movie. Mentions of both Princess Diana and the designer Versace were made in the film because they were both alive when the film was made but both died before its release. See more »


When the Spice Girls are in the hospital room with Nicola, talking about what it feels like to give birth, Mel B says "Oh" but her mouth doesn't move. See more »


Scary Spice: Does anyone know how to deliver a baby?
Ginger Spice: Don't worry, I know all about home delivery.
Scary Spice: Yeah, right.
Ginger Spice: Well, I read it in a book. Okay, the first thing to do is put your legs together!
Scary Spice: Well that's a bit late! She should have done that nine months ago!
Nicola: Don't make me laugh, please.
Scary Spice: Do not make her laugh, else it'll just shoot out like a cannon ball!
Baby: Seriously, what if the baby comes out right now?
Posh: Well it's not gonna go very far. I mean, look, she's still got her tights on!
Ginger Spice: [shouting up Nicola's skirt]
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Crazy Credits

The Spice Girls talk to the audience while the credits start to roll, saying things like 'Hey, look at those two in the back row snogging', and 'Hey, you - no, not you, the person behind you. . . I like your dress'. See more »


Spoofs Rocky (1976) See more »


Written by Spice Girls (as The Spice Girls), Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard
Performed by Spice Girls (as The Spice Girls)
Produced by Richard Stannard and Matt Rowe
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
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Vanity, thy name is Spice....
8 May 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I'm not even sure if you can call SPICE WORLD a movie, per se. That's because instead of having actors and a plot, the film plays like a giant advertisement for this prefabricated "super group". In other words, the cynical folks who brought us this "film" were basically trying to squeeze every last drop from the franchise and sell more records. Fortunately for the world, the group was already on their way out and the film made much more of a fizzle than a sizzle at the box office (thank God).

As with other vanity products, the actors really cannot act and have the charisma of cheese. While I know this may sound like sacrilege to some, this is a lot like Paul McCartney's vanity opus, GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADSTREET. Like this other film, lots of glitzy locales, special guest stars and noise were all used to try to hide the fact that the singers were not all that talented as actresses. Had all the glitz been removed, you would have been left with...well...nothing. So, instead there are a billion costume changes, crazy sets and pointless cameos--all to hide the utter vapid nature of the film.

Overall, a total waste of time for anyone but a Spice Girl zombie-fan. I saw it because I am a masochist--otherwise, don't bother.

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