I Spy (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  1 November 2002 (USA)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 November 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I-Spy  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,752,803 (USA) (1 November 2002)


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

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1.37 : 1
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The characters from the TV series are reversed in this film version. In the original TV series, Kelly Robinson (not Alexander Scott) was the white guy and the athlete, while Alexander Scott was the black guy and the non-athlete. In both cases, however, the Bill Cosby /Eddie Murphy character was a less experienced spy than the Robert Culp /Owen Wilson character. See more »


When Kelly gets a call from the president to get his assignment, the girl sitting next to him on the left is wearing a black dress. In the next shot, a few seconds later, another girl wearing blue dress sitting next to Kelly - she was sitting behind him and the black dress girl is gone. See more »


Carlos: You called, Edna? You are a vision as always. Ah, Hello, Alex.
Alexander Scott: Hi, Carlos. How was Cuba?
Carlos: Es... adequate.
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Hungarian Dance No. 5
Written by Johannes Brahms
Arranged by Santa Ferenc, Jr.
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Better than I'd heard--- Wilson, Murphy, and Jannsen get to shine and dazzle us in the movie's second half
16 November 2002 | by (Great Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

A lot better than I expected! I'd read dreadful reviews, and while I clearly see the bases of the critics' points (I try to only read good critics, critics with useful insights), I must confess I wound up liking the movie.

The first 45 minutes or so was pretty lame--- slow, awkward, annoying. But the it picked up steam, and allowed Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson (my two favorite actors, for real) to be their charming and weird selves. And that Famke Jannsen--- Wow! Those Dutch folks grow some hot babes! At least, I think she was Dutch, once??? Whatever--- she's VERY sexy, charming, intelligent, and graceful. All 3 of these folks were largely very watchable.

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