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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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Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$33,105,600 (USA) (6 December 2002)

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According to the IFC website, "the movie was originally supposed to take place in Prague [in the Czech Republic]. Instead, the movie shot on location in Budapest, Hungary, because the film's producer, Andrew G. Vajna, lived there" and "was eager to use her hometown as the setting because she had never seen it depicted in a Hollywood movie before." See more »


When Alex and Kelly are floating in the water after the plane crash, Alex is holding the warhead. The warhead changes positions between shots. 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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Featured in I Spy: Cloak & Camouflage (2003) See more »


Written by Xzibit and Mr. Porter (as Denaun M. Porter)
Performed by Xzibit featuring Nate Dogg
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Nate Dogg appears courtesy of Elektra Records
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Hilarious sometimes, annoying at others
18 July 2003 | by (My House, Canada) – See all my reviews

"I Spy" is an action comedy starring Owen Wilson as the opposite of your usual James Bond, and Eddie Murphy as the cocky boxer assigned to help him. Wilson and Murphy are pretty funny together, but sometimes their constant arguing gets overdone and rather old.

Still, the two have good chemistry and you will always be sure to laugh when you put on "I Spy". About the action, well, it's okay. It sure isn't as good as "Bad Boys" or "Bad Company", but that's not really what this film is geared for anyway. Plus, Murphy and Wilson are STILL ARGUING during the action (this is when it gets old!).

Entertaining, but a little annoying, I give "I Spy" a 6.5/10.

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