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The Spy Next Door (2010)

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Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids, who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau.

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Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids (who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau). When one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, Bob's longtime nemesis, a Russian terrorist, pays a visit to the family. Written by Anonymous

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Part spy, part babysitter, all hero. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for sequences of action violence and some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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15 January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi vecino es un espía  »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£698,155 (UK) (19 March 2010)

Gross:

£2,584,033 (UK) (16 April 2010)
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WILHELM SCREAM: When agent Ho pushes the Russian thug over the fence with the ladder. See more »

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When Bob makes breakfast the first day, the ladle changes back and forth from an all-black ladle (with the handle laying over the lip of the pot) to one with a red handle sticking straight up out of the oatmeal. See more »

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[first lines]
Nora: Mom! Jethro's eating my underwear!
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Secret Agent Man
Written by Steve Barri and P.F. Sloan (as Phil Sloan)
Performed by Johnny Rivers
Courtesy of Soul City Records, Inc.
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Chan's weakest fare to date...
11 May 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Jackie Chan is an Icon, I am a fan of his... his films have always entertained, hell ya, he was entertaining even if the material wasn't. However, Chan's solo-hero return disappoints in 'The Spy Next Door'.

Chan plays a ex-spy who turns a babysitter of 3, the idea itself is a copy and paste 'Pacifier', which offers nothing new. The film begins well, but slips right after 30-minutes into the film. Brain Levant's direction is mundane, and the writing is flawed. Surprisingly, even the Action is is very okay. In acting, Chan looks least interested, though he can still pull of the stunts, at least, some of it. George Lopez is wasted. Billy Ray Cyrus throws a few expressions here and there. Amber Valletta is passable.

'The Spy Next Door' is a major letdown, it doesn't offer solid entertainment!


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