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The Cortez siblings set out for a mysterious island, where they encounter a genetic scientist and a set of rival spy kids.

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Exploring the further adventures of Carmen and Juni Cortez, who have now joined the family spy business as Level 2 OSS agents. Their new mission is to save the world from a mad scientist living on a volcanic island populated by an imaginative menagerie of creatures. On this bizarre island, none of the Cortez's gadgets work and they must rely on their wits--and each other--to survive and save the day. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG for action sequences and brief rude humor | See all certifications »

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Box Office

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$39,000,000 (estimated)

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$70,048 (South Africa) (31 January 2003)

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$198,314 (South Africa) (21 February 2003)
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Trivia

All the rides in this movie in the first scene that are mentioned by name are computer animated. The Whippersnapper is the Oil Derrick at Six Flags Over Texas, with Computer Animated movement, the NerveWracker was the Dive Bomber Alley with Computer Animated movement, The Vomiter and Juggler were both completely animated. See more »

Goofs

Carmen calls for "rebreathers" in the Drangonfly sub. However, when she and Juni are swimming, they release bubbles associated with standard scuba respirators. Rebreathers recycle much of the gases in the system, reducing or virtually eliminating bubbles. See more »

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Ingrid: Do what I taught you last night... Suplex.
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits scroll while Carmen and Juni are somehow set to perform before a crowd of teenagers. Carmen is nervous but their Uncle 'Machete' gives them gadgets so they can perform well in front of the crowd. Then the bloopers and goofing around sequences come in, followed by a sequence where the amusement park owner (Bill Paxton) tries to talk Romero (Steve Buscemi) into establishing a theme park on the island. Finally, the Treehouse is shown getting ready for visitors. See more »


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A Family Again
Written by Harry Gregson-Williams
Published by Wavecrest Music, Inc.
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more fun than its occasionally silly predecessor
16 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

As the story begins, Juni and Carmen Cortez are agents on the rise in the new Spy Kids division of the OSS. Despite all of their skills and accomplishments, they're denied a promotion in the agency as a result of blatant nepotism. Still determined to make their mark—and more importantly to upstage a pair of rival agents—they intervene in a mission to travel to a mysterious island and retrieve a sophisticated thingamajig that could be a potent threat if it falls into the wrong hands. Engaging sequel is far less cheesy than its predecessor, has a much better story, and lots of imaginative visual effects accompanied by exciting, cliffhanger action scenes. Overlong, and still corny at times, but has just enough ingredients to entertain all audiences. ***


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