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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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Storyline

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

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Comedy | Family | Music

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

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23 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Spice Girls  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The murder mystery scene with Baby Spice appears to be a spoof on Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot. See more »

Goofs

When the Spice Girls are talking to Brayden at the end, the boom mic shadow is visible at the bottom right corner of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Sporty: [the girls see a spaceship] What's that?
Ginger Spice: Oh my God, run for it!
Baby: I can't move!
Alien 1: [the aliens land their spaceship and walk out]
[in alien language]
Alien 1: It's them! It's them! Look!
Alien 2: [in alien language] Are you sure?
Alien 1: [in alien language] Yes! There's the little blonde one.
Alien 2: [in alien language] That's what you said before - and it was a sheep!
Scary Spice: [one of the aliens tries to touch Scary's breast] Oi! Get off!
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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 »

Connections

Spoofs Grease (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Denying
Written by Spice Girls (as The Spice Girls), Andy Watkins and Paul Wilson
Performed by Spice Girls (as The Spice Girls)
Produced by Absolute (Andy Watkins/Paul Wilson)
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
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To *HECK* with all the naysayers!
2 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

SPICEWORLD is a good, enjoyable movie. It is NOT Cinéma Vérité, nor is it supposed to be. You want a deep, poignant movie? A thriller? An action-flick? Watch something else. This movie is a farce, and was intended to be only that, nothing more. You people who didn't like the movie are expecting LORD OF THE RINGS or something, and this will never reach that level. But for a fun, energetic, insane romp with countless nods to classic movies, stars, and actors, this is perfect.

The Spice Girls had their time in the limelight and used it to produce essentially a theatrically-released extended music video. If you're old enough to remember M-TV when it was actually JUST a music video channel, this is what SPICEWORLD is (think of the classic Michael Jackson video/movies like THRILLER where it was music and a bit of story tossed in for good measure). Nope, not Oscar™ material by a long shot, but still quite enjoyable.

Oh yes... one last thing: I saw this movie on PPV in 1998 and immediately fell in love with it and the Spice Girls. I was 28 then, and even though I'm 36 now, I still enjoy this movie for what it is. Perhaps that's because I'm OLD ENOUGH to know what it ISN'T.


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