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23 January 1998 (USA) See more »
They perform for royalty and entertain millions the world over. But now, they're making a movie. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Melanie Brown ... Scary Spice

Emma Bunton ... Baby Spice

Melanie Chisholm ... Sporty Spice

Geri Halliwell ... Ginger Spice (as Geraldine Halliwell)

Victoria Beckham ... Posh Spice (as Victoria Adams)

Kevin Allen ... TV Director
Devon Anderson ... Jack
Michael Barrymore ... Mr. Step

Richard Briers ... Bishop

Simon Chandler ... Hospital Parent

Elvis Costello ... Elvis Costello

Alan Cumming ... Piers
The Dream Boys ... Themselves
David Fahm ... Enzo

Jason Flemyng ... Brad
Neil Fox ... Radio D.J. (voice)

Stephen Fry ... Judge

Bob Geldof ... Bob Geldof
Llewella Gideon ... Nurse
Guy Gowan ... Waiter

Richard E. Grant ... Clifford
Jools Holland ... Musical Director

Bob Hoskins ... Bob Hoskins

Barry Humphries ... Kevin McMaxford

Elton John ... Elton John
Craig Kelly ... Nervous Guy

Hugh Laurie ... Poirot

Meat Loaf ... Dennis

Mark McKinney ... Graydon
Marian McLoughlin ... Hospital Parent

Kevin McNally ... Policeman

Roger Moore ... Chief

Naoko Mori ... Nicola
Neil Mullarkey ... Barnaby

Richard O'Brien ... Damien

Steven O'Donnell ... Jess

Bill Paterson ... Brian

Jonathan Ross ... Jonathan Ross

Claire Rushbrook ... Deborah

Jennifer Saunders ... Fashionable Woman

Simon Shepherd ... Doctor
Catherine Shipton ... Midwife (as Cathy Shipton)
Peter Sissons ... Newsreader

Denise Stephenson ... Jack & Evie's Mother

Perdita Weeks ... Evie

George Wendt ... Film Producer

Dominic West ... Photographer
Simon Ellis ... Spice Band Member
Andy Gangadeen ... Spice Band Member
Paul Gendler ... Spice Band Member
Fergus Gerrand ... Spice Band Member
Steve Lewinson ... Spice Band Member
Michael Martin ... Spice Band Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hugh Cecil ... Kissed by Emma Bunton (uncredited)

Amanda Connors ... Background Artist (uncredited)

Daisy Donovan ... Reporter (uncredited)

Peter Austin Noto ... Guest (uncredited)

Leila Reid ... Child fan (uncredited)
Jessica Summers ... Child fan (uncredited)

Stuart Walker ... Crowd Security (uncredited)

Directed by
Bob Spiers 
Writing credits
Spice Girls (idea) &
Kim Fuller (idea)

Kim Fuller (written by)

Jamie Curtis (additional writing)

Produced by
Uri Fruchtmann .... producer
Kim Fuller .... associate producer
Simon Fuller .... executive producer
Peter McAleese .... co-producer
Dione Orrom .... line producer: concert
Mark L. Rosen .... producer
Barnaby Thompson .... producer
Original Music by
Paul Hardcastle 
Cinematography by
Clive Tickner 
Film Editing by
Andrea MacArthur 
Casting by
Simone Pereira Hind  (as Simone Ireland)
Vanessa Pereira 
Production Design by
Grenville Horner 
Art Direction by
Colin Blaymires 
David Walley 
Set Decoration by
Linda Wilson 
Costume Design by
Kate Carin 
Makeup Department
Jennie Barnor-Roberts .... hair stylist: Spice Girls
Karin Darnell .... makeup artist: Spice Girls
Graham Johnston .... chief hair designer
Graham Johnston .... chief makeup designer
Marese Langan .... makeup artist
Ivana Primorac .... makeup artist: second unit
Production Management
Stephen Barker .... post-production supervisor
Finoula Orrom .... production manager: concert
Shellie Smith .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Carver .... second assistant director: second unit
Mike Hanley .... third assistant director
Max Keene .... first assistant director
Finn McGrath .... second assistant director
Stuart Renfrew .... first assistant director: second unit
Jim Simpson .... assistant director
Barnaby Thompson .... second unit director
Art Department
Mark Adams .... chargehand construction painter
Antonia Birk .... art department coordinator
Sarah Breitlinger .... construction painter
David Broadfoot .... stand-by rigger (as Dave Broadfoot)
Clive Brown .... property master: second unit
Watson Brown .... construction carpenter
Roger Chopping .... construction manager: concert sequences
Steven Davies .... construction rigger (as Steve Davies)
Chris Forster .... storyboard artist
Rupert Gartrell .... construction carpenter
Nicole Gordon .... upholsterer
Sue Griffiths .... set dresser
Kevin Hegarty .... dressing props
Graham Jones .... construction carpenter
Sarah Kane .... assistant art director
Annie La Paz .... construction painter (as Annie Lapaz)
Clifford Lay .... stagehand (as Cliff Lay)
Jaspar Lester .... stagehand
Toby Longin .... construction carpenter
Clive Mitchell .... construction carpenter
Ian Norgate .... stand-by rigger
Neil 'Dulux' Palfreman .... carpet layer
Matthew Parsons .... construction painter
Martin Payne .... construction carpenter
Mickey Powell .... dressing props
Ben Pulsford .... construction carpenter
Antoine Robin .... chargehand construction carpenter
Stuart Rushbrook .... construction carpenter (as Stewart Rushbrook)
Rob Sellers .... stand-by props (as Robert Sellers)
Mary Pat Sheahan .... upholsterer (as Mary-Pat Sheehan)
Ray Shield .... carpenter: concert sequences
Soggy .... carpenter: concert sequences
Geoff Stainthorp .... construction carpenter (as Geoff Stainthorpe)
Bob Starrett .... stand-by painter
Tony Statham .... set painter
Kaimen Stone .... construction painter
Tony Stratham .... construction painter
Robin Thistlewaite .... construction manager (as Robin Thistlethwaite)
Peter Thompson .... construction carpenter (as Pete Thompson)
John Watt .... stand-by carpenter
Darren Wisker .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Ben Barker .... assistant sound editor
Mick Boggis .... dubbing mixer
Nick Church .... digital sound consultant
Tony Cook .... boom operator
Felicity Cottrell .... footsteps artist (as Felicity Cotterell)
Gillian Dodders .... adr editor
Mike Dolling .... sound engineer: concert sequences
Erik Evans .... sound technician: concert sequences
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound editor
Susan French .... assistant sound editor
Max Hoskins .... supervising sound editor
Tristan Johnson .... sound technician: concert sequences
Alastair Mason .... boom operator: second unit
Peter Maxwell .... dubbing mixer
Colin Nicolson .... production sound mixer
Clive Pendry .... adr mixer
David Rodriguez .... a.d.r. editor
Jack Stew .... footsteps artist
Hugh Strain .... dialogue mixer
Ted Swanscott .... footsteps mixer
Noel Thompson .... sound assistant
Ian Voigt .... sound mixer: second unit
Steve Hancock .... sound studio technician (uncredited)
David Rodriguez .... adr mixer (uncredited)
David Rodriguez .... foley editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Stuart Brisdon .... special effects supervisor
James Davis III .... special effects technician
Mark Haddenham .... special effects technician
Lincoln Parkhouse .... pyrotechnics: concert sequences
Mike Tilley .... special effects technician (as Michael Tilley)
Visual Effects by
Paddy Eason .... digital effects designer
Dan Glass .... visual effects designer
Pete Hanson .... studio manager: CFC
Rachael Penfold .... visual effects producer: CFC
Tim Wellspring .... visual effects assistant: CFC
Trevor Young .... scanning and recording: The Film Factory at VTR (uncredited)
Dani Biernat .... stunt performer
Andy Bradford .... stunt performer
Billy Bradstock .... stunt performer
Peter Brayham .... stunt coordinator
Helen Caldwell .... stunt performer
Stuart Clark .... stunt performer
Danielle da Costa .... stunt performer (as Danielle Da Costa)
Frank Henson .... stunt performer
Dave Holland .... stunt performer
Crispin Layfield .... stunt performer
Mark Lea .... safety diver
Tom Lucy .... stunt performer
Jeanette Plant .... safety diver
Phil Richards .... safety diver
Seon Rogers .... stunt performer
Kiran Shah .... stunt performer
Kev Sharp .... safety diver
Julian Slater .... safety diver
Tony Smart .... stunt performer
Anna Stacey .... stunt performer
Terry Walsh .... safety diver
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Bailey .... still photographer
Ray Bateman .... electrician
Martin Bloye .... best boy
Robin Brigham .... electrician
Keith Broome .... focus puller: concert sequences (as Keith Broom)
Julian Bucknall .... additional focus puller
Mick Casserly .... electrician (as Mike Casserly)
Michael Cassidy .... assistant camera
Giles Christopher .... additional focus puller
Catherine Derry .... clapper loader: concert sequences
Marcus Domleo .... focus puller: concert sequences
Joe Dyer .... camera operator: concert sequences
Charlie England .... camera trainee
Paul Englefield .... director of photography: second unit
Pat Fitzsimons .... dimmer technician: concert sequences
Bob Freeman .... grip: concert sequences
Jeremy Gee .... camera operator
Damon Graham .... rigger: concert sequences
Geoff Grewcock .... dimmer technician: concert sequences
Rodrigo Gutierrez .... camera operator: concert sequences
Micky Hand .... gaffer (as Michael Hand)
Tom Harding .... focus puller: concert sequences
Guy Hazel .... additional clapper loader
Jeremy Hiles .... camera operator
Baz Irvine .... additional focus puller
Ian Jackson .... camera operator
Tibor Kuo .... VTR operator: concert sequences
David Matches .... clapper loader
Dave Maxwell .... lighting system operator: Icon, concert sequences
Steve Morgan .... grip: second unit
Roger Nelson .... lighting technician: conventional lighting, concert sequences
Steve Nolan .... concert lighting director
Eugene O'Connor .... camera operator: concert sequences
Niall Ogilvy .... lighting technician: Icon, concert sequences
Ron Osman .... video playback engineer
Jackie Oudney .... clapper loader: second unit
Peter 'Fats' Parchment .... lighting crew chief: concert sequences
Carl Powell .... electrician
Alan Rank .... grip
Gary Romaine .... grip: concert sequences
Wayne Rowe .... additional grip
Rob Roy .... focus puller: concert sequences
Peter Scorah .... grip: second unit
Steve Scott .... lighting rigger: concert sequences
Martin Shepherd .... focus puller: second unit
Rob Stewart .... lighting technician
Jonathan Sykes .... focus puller: "a" camera
Dean Thompson .... additional focus puller
Steve Tickner .... camera operator: concert sequences
Toby Tobias .... VTR operator: concert sequences (as Toby Arnold)
Roger Tooley .... Steadicam operator
Robin Wain .... lighting production manager: concert sequences
Ingrid Weel .... clapper loader: concert sequences (as Ingrid Weel-Sesson)
Grant Weir .... electrician
D. Dominic Devine .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Kate Bulpitt .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eleanor Baker .... wardrobe supervisor
Kenny Ho .... wardrobe: second unit
John Laurie .... wardrobe assistant
Seta Niland .... stylist: Spice Girls
Dena Thanopoulos .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Mark Edinoff .... assistant picture editor
Paul Ensby .... color grader
Jinx Godfrey .... additional editor
Polly Jefferies .... post-production assistant
Nicole Kavanagh .... post-production coordinator
Paul Swann .... laboratory liaison
Tom Mayclim .... negative cutting assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Peter Evans .... music consultant
Maxine Hardcastle .... vocalist
Michael Higham .... additional programmer: songs
Tom Sayers .... music editor
Dawn Soler .... executive in charge of music (as Dawn Solér)
Mark Tucker .... music recording engineer
Transportation Department
Shahbaz Alexis .... unit driver
Martin Alylmore .... driver: dining bus (as Martin Aylmore)
Bobby Atkinson .... unit driver
Paul Attridge .... unit driver
Dave Bedwell .... driver: Winnebago
Marco Cervi .... driver: minibus
Frank Church .... driver: Winnebago
Nick 'Nocker' Curson .... driver: props stand-by (as Nick Curson)
Dennis Davies .... unit driver
Ray Gibbs .... driver: wardrobe truck
Jim Hall .... driver: props runaround
Christopher Keepin .... driver: minibus (as Chris Keepin)
Dougie Lankston .... driver: construction stand-by
Benn Mathias .... runner driver
Rod McCreedie .... driver: Winnebago (as Rod McCready)
David Phelan .... unit driver
Garry Saunders .... driver: camera car, second unit (as Gary Saunders)
Peter Scorah .... driver: camera car
Bruno Shovelton .... runner driver
Melvin Sparks .... unit driver
Roger Sturtridge .... driver: makeup truck
Costa Theochari .... unit driver
Tommy Traylen .... driver: Winnebago
Colin Williams .... driver: Spice bus
Other crew
Erol Arguden .... production runner (as Errol Arguden)
Mick Briggs .... diving supervisor
Ian Buchan .... production office runner
Heather Burton .... production runner
Sarah Clackson .... stand-in
Les Clifford .... production crew services: concert sequences
Guy Cowan .... caterer
Simon Crawford Collins .... location manager: second unit
Dennis Davidson .... Public relations
Natalie Davies .... stand-in (as Natalie Davis)
Cressida Dawson .... caterer
Sam Diamond .... comms & time code: concert sequences
Ben Dixon .... set runner: second unit
Katryn Dumble .... accounts secretary
Tim Fraser .... comms & time code: concert sequences
Sarah Garner .... script supervisor
Emil Gharaphetian .... security officer
Dez Gray .... production runner
Benjamin Greenacre .... location unit manager (as Ben Greenacre)
Mike Grove .... production crew services: concert sequences
Vernon Hamilton .... security officer
Judith Harris .... assistant accountant
Richard Harris .... accountant: Five Girls Ltd.
Dave Hayes .... comms & time code: concert sequences
John Willie Hopkins .... assistant: Mr. Spiers
Camilla Howarth .... personal assistant: Spice Girls
Louise Hughes .... stand-in
Nicole Kavanagh .... assistant production coordinator
Sarah Lee .... location manager
Maggie Lewty .... continuity: second unit
Wayne Llewelyn .... physiotherapist
Sarah Lucraft .... production accountant
Jon Maskell .... facilities
Dan McGrath .... stand-in
Danny Melhuish .... unit medic
Clare Mitchell .... production associate
Sara Morris .... assistant production coordinator
Richard Morrison .... title designer
Rachel Pinfold .... personal assistant: Spice Girls
Michelle Riley .... stand-in
Jo Rogers .... assistant: Messrs. Fruchtmann & Thompson
Priscilla Samuels .... choreographer
Candida Scott-Knight .... stand-in
David Seaton .... production coordinator
Andrew Shaw .... comms & time code: concert sequences
Asta Sighvats .... stand-in
Julie Smith .... unit publicist
Rebecca Sutton .... floor runner
Allan Underwood .... security officer
Jean-Pierre Verard .... location assistant
Nicola Wakeman .... stand-in
Susan Weeks .... tutor chaperone
Tim Angel .... special thanks
Michael Budman .... the producers would like to thank
Amanda Collins .... the producers would like to thank (of Adrenalynn)
John Cooper .... special thanks
Shaun Coyne .... the producers would like to thank
Chris Crome .... the producers would like to thank
Mark Furssedonn .... special thanks
Jeremy Gawade .... special thanks
Kathy Gee .... special thanks
Simon Gee .... special thanks
Stacey Hancox .... special thanks
William Hunt .... the producers would like to thank
Jerry Judge .... special thanks
Mark Kanas .... special thanks
Gary Litten .... special thanks
Greg Lynn .... the producers would like to thank (of Adrenalynn)
Kevin O'Shea .... special thanks
Abigail Payne .... special thanks
Chris Seagers .... the producers would like to thank
Bob Storer .... special thanks
Andrew Thompson .... special thanks
Caroline Tipple .... the producers would like to thank
Gerrard Tyrrell .... special thanks
Gianni Versace .... the producers would like to thank
David Wilder .... special thanks
Tessa Wolpe .... the producers would like to thank

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated PG for some vulgarity, brief nudity and language (Certificate No. 35602)
93 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Australia:G (TV rating) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:S | France:U | Germany:o.Al. | Iceland:L (original rating) | Iceland:LH (video rating) | Malaysia:U | Mexico:A | Netherlands:AL | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:PG | USA:PG (Certificate No. 35602)

Did You Know?

The movie (which follows a similar style to The Beatles' movie A Hard Day's Night (1964)) has the tagline, "You say you want a revolution?" which is a line in The Beatles' 1968 song "Revolution".See more »
Continuity: The girls' poses and positions after performing Wannabe, in the café.See more »
Elton John:[after being kissed by The Spice Girls] Whoo!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Fight Club (1999)See more »
DenyingSee more »


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44 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
Much better & much funnier than you'd think, 28 October 2006
Author: kathco from SA

This movie is FUN. And the sad thing is that most people are too close-minded to see that. The general consensus seems to be: "It's the Spice Girls in a movie? It's going to be awful!" and either they never see the movie, or they allow their prejudices to judge the movie for them.

Firstly, let me say that I am not, and was never, a Spice Girls fan. I was way too old for their target market when they were popular, and whilst one or two of their songs had catchy tunes, some were downright annoying. They were a very cleverly manufactured girl band in a time when that market was wide-open. Giving each girl a distinctive character and style was a stroke of genius on the part of their 'creators', and while they didn't have particularly strong voices (except perhaps for Mel C), they didn't have particularly bad ones either. I've heard far worse. So I went into this movie purely out of curiosity, expecting it to be somewhere between awful and merely silly, but I ended up enjoying myself thoroughly. Also, my 65-year-old father loves this movie, and he saw it only having heard vaguely of the Spice Girls, but not knowing their music at all. Yes, Spiceworld is an exploitation movie; BUT it does an excellent job at it! What I loved most was the way it poked fun at itself all the way through. The character of the screenwriter pitching his idea to the girls' manager (brilliantly played by Richard E. Grant) saying "It's obvious to us that the Spicegirls are movie stars!", when it's obvious that they're not, and everyone knows it - there's even a scene at the beginning where he says, "Yes, but can they ACT?" and his boss responds with, 'Who cares?", or similar. I loved that. And while the girls CAN'T really act (some are worse than others; I've read that Victoria was the only one who had taken acting lessons before, but I can't say it showed since I thought she was the weakest link), it's obvious that they're having fun with the script, and they don't do too badly at all.

The script was another great surprise to me; it's full of good lines and funny characters that poke fun at themselves and their stereotypes. An example of this is the great Roger Moore playing the "Chief", who is presumably the Big Boss of the Spice Girls. We only ever see him on the phone with Clifford the manager (Richard E. Grant), and every time we do he is stroking, in pure Bond Villain (or Dr Evil) fashion, a small white animal on his lap. But every time you see him he has a different animal; first it's a cat, then a rabbit, a tiny white pig etc. I thought that was such a great way of poking fun at the stereotype of the villain always having a white pet. And then the character himself has these fantastically enigmatic, senseless, but hysterical lines, like: "When the rabbit of chaos is pursued by the ferret of disorder through the fields of anarchy, it is time to hang your pants on the hook of darkness. Whether they're clean or not." and: "The headless chicken can only know where he's been. He can't see where he's going. Do not be that chicken." I love that off-the-wall humour, and this movie is full of it. Of course, some people just don't GET that kind of humour, which is fine by me as long as it doesn't make them slam the film because of it.

Other moments I love, which elevate this film from could-have-been-dodgy to funny, are the casting of Meatloaf as the Spice Girls bus driver, and then having him say lines like: {on fixing the clogged toilets} "Hey, I love these girls. I'll do anything for them...but I won't do that!" - which is, of course, a play on Meatloaf's hit song "Anything for Love". Also the parody of the stereotypical characters of the girls, which of course were made up for them anyway, like Victoria not knowing what to wear, and Mel C saying "It must be really hard for you, Victoria, trying to decide whether to wear the little Gucci dress, or the little Gucci dress, or the little Gucci dress", and Victoria responding "Exactly!", or when Victoria falls into the Thames and continues to scream for help once she's been rescued, and yelling "This dress is dry-clean only!", or Geri saying "Calm down, haven't you ever heard of the word 'compromisation'?" There are scores of these great moments but they really work better in the film than if I wrote them down here. All I'm saying is that this movie is not ever in a million years as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Yes, it's not the greatest, but then most films aren't. It's so much funnier than you'd think, and yes it has its cheesy moments, but sometimes it's SUPPOSED to be cheesy! That's where it's funny. I really don't understand why this film, whose only aim was to be FUN, and in this it succeeded more than admirably in my opinion, is in IMDb's Worst.

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