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I Spy (2002)

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$172,077 (Japan) (25 April 2003)
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The original script had Kelly Robinson as a basketball player, but due to Eddie Murphy's stature it was decided to change him to a boxer. The interchange about the Harlem Globetrotters remained, however. See more »

Goofs

Boxer/announcer Bobby Czyz's name is misspelled in the credits as 'Bobby Cyze'. See more »

Quotes

Kelly: I'm 57 and 0 baby.
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Fox Sports Radio Theme
Written by Scott Schreer (as Scott P. Schreer), Reed Hays (as Reed Hayes) and Phil Garrod
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Entertaining, But Murphy's Act Getting Old
11 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a re-make of sorts, not from a movie but from a television series that made history when Bill Cosby became the first black actor to star (or co-star) in a regular TV show. He and Robert Culp played in the show of the same name.

Here, Eddie Murphy plays Cosby's role and Owen Wilson takes over Culp's character. As funny as Murphy has been over his film career, I, for one, have gotten tired of his loud and abrasive characters. It's getting tiresome. Even in the animated hit, "Shrek," Murphy was loud, too talkative and obnoxious. He can't seem to get away from that kind of character. Wilson was more likable in this film and Famke Janssen was interesting.

There are a few wild action scenes in here and this film is played strictly for two things: comedy and action. Another thing: it should have been rated "R," not PG-13. Overall, the story is lame but it is entertaining so, for that, it's worth a rental.


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