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A professional athlete has to help a U.S. government agent recover a missing jet.

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When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World Class Boxing Champion Kelly Robinson, on a dangerous top secret espionage mission. Their assignment: using equal parts skill and humor, catch Arnold Gundars, one of the world's most successful illegal arms dealers, and foil his treacherous plans for the plane. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for action violence, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$172,077 (Japan) (25 April 2003)

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$172,077 (Japan) (25 April 2003)
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There is a scene where the agents are sneaking behind the bad guys using a tracking device. They start in the hotel and get into the bath house. In reality, the hotel and the bath are in the same building. See more »

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When the buyer is bidding on the plane, he enters a number starting with "23" into the computer, but the amount being transferred later during the purchase is $1.2 billion. See more »

Quotes

Alexander Scott: Is this my stuff?
BNS Equipment Technician: Oh, easy. This is Carlos' stuff. This is yours.
Alexander Scott: Where's my monofilament phone descender? And I didn't get one of these exploding pagers. I don't see one of those.
BNS Equipment Technician: You got the micro GPS.
Alexander Scott: Micro?
BNS Equipment Technician: This is your spy-cam.
Alexander Scott: This is Carlos' spy-cam, and this is my spy-cam? Look at the size of this thing! Size matters. But in the spy world, it's reversed. You want people to say, "Look how small and sexy and sleek this is." Not "How huge this is! Look at what he pulled out of his pants. ...
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Rock The Party
Written by Raymond Scott, Mario Winans and Michael Carlos Jones
Performed by Ray Benzino (as Benzino)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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I Spy no chance of a sequel
9 February 2004 | by (Eastbourne, England) – See all my reviews

Another Hollywood offering based on the time honoured principle of remaking classic TV shows to guarantee financial returns. However, unlike some that still managed to flop, I Spy for the most part delivers.

The story is typical Bond-style spy action: Someone has stolen a top secret invisible plane from the American government and is selling it on the black market, and it's up to our heroes to get it back. The story is secondary to the comedy in this movie, mostly between its two stars - Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson. Murphy reprises his wise-cracking sidekick role, last seen in Shrek. Instead of a talking donkey though, this time he is a world-champion boxer. If you can with-hold your disbelief of this concept for ninety minutes his performance is fairly enjoyable. At times there is a glimpse of great chemistry between his egotistical celebrity and Wilson's downtrodden spy in love.

Unfortunately this is a movie that suffers from an identity crisis: Is this a spy thriller with jokes, or is it an all out spoof of the genre? Because of this the movie falls somewhat uncomfortably between the two, with long periods with no jokes at all followed by hilarious set-pieces.

Having said all this, I Spy is still fairly entertaining, and if you're just looking for a film to fill a friday evening you could do a lot worse than to choose this one.


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