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Spy Kids (2001)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  30 March 2001 (USA)
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The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmen Cortez (as Alexa Vega)
Johnny Reno ...
Agent Johnny
FoOglie #1 / Flower


Gregorio and Ingrid are the two greatest secret agents the world has ever known: masters of disguise, mavens of invention, able to stop wars before they even start. Working for separate countries, they are sent to eliminate their most dangerous enemy...each other. But in an exotic corner of the world when they finally come face to face, they fall in love instead and embark on the most dangerous mission they have ever faced: raising a family. Now nine years later, after their retirement, having exchanged the adventure of espionage for parenthood, Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez are called back in to action. When their former colleagues, the world's most formidable spies, start disappearing one by one, the Cortez's are forced to take on techno-wizard Fegan Floop and his evil, egg-headed sidekick, Minion. But when the unthinkable happens and they too disappear, unfortunately there are only two people in the world who can rescue them...their kids. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Real Spies... only smaller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action sequences | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 March 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mini espías  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,546,881 (USA) (30 March 2001)


$112,692,062 (USA) (21 September 2001)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The San Diablo aerial view is actually an aerial view of Santiago de Chile. See more »


Reflected in the mini spy plane beside Carmen is a man holding a white screen. See more »


Gregorio Cortez: Remind me to raise their allowance!
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to Mum and Daddy-O See more »


Referenced in Six Feet Under: I'll Take You (2002) See more »


Floop Castle Theme
Written by Chris Boardman
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Take your kids to see it. It's very good and needs to be seen on the big screen.
14 April 2001 | by (Lincolnshire, England) – See all my reviews

I took my two boys (7 and 10) to see Spy kids today. They were transfixed and wanted to watch it again straightaway. Both are big James Bond fans but some of the content and dialogue of the Bond movies isn't suitable. Spy Kids fits the bill exactly for anyone under 13 who likes the Bond films. It came over to me as a blend of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets Home Alone meets Bond. It was at the kids level without patronizing them and was believable enough for adults to enjoy too. All of the acting was high quality and the special effects first class.

I shall enjoy it again in the future on video but it deserves to be seen on the big screen first. Another bonus were the trailers for Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. I often come away from Cinema trips with the kids feeling that we haven't really had our moneys worth, but not today!

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