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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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Spying is easy, babysitting is hard. See more »

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

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,877,043 (USA) (15 January 2010)

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$24,268,828 (USA) (26 February 2010)
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The movie's soundtrack features the song "Secret Agent Man" performed by Johnny Rivers. See more »

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Early on in the film when Bob rescues the cat, it's 2 completely different cats. The cat on the roof, and the cat the little girl is holding are different. See more »

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[first lines]
Nora: Mom! Jethro's eating my underwear!
[pronounced 'unduweahw']
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References Octopussy (1983) See more »

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The Way It Was
Written and Performed by Daniel May
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/MasterSource
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A genuine atrocity
21 October 2010 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Even before the credits from the beginning, The Spy Next Door had already made a very big mistake: showing us some of the best scenes in Jackie Chan's career, something which reminds us of this actor's tremendous courage...and makes us suspect we are never going to see it in this movie.But well...Chan (as an actor) has a reputation for never bowing down or surrendering himself, something which is clear with his participation in The Spy Next Door, a new addition to the list of horrible North American films he has been involved in.

The sporadic action sequences and Chan's stunts are not enough for compensating the pathetic "funny" scenes and the vomiting screenplay.I spent every second from The Spy Next Door wishing to go back to my home in order to watch my DVDs of the Police Story trilogy, Armour of God or Drunken Master 2 again, with the intention of cleaning the bad taste and reviving my appreciation for Chan.

As for the performances, Chan and Amber Valleta (one of the few "models-actresses" with a genuine histrionic talent) are wasted on their roles, while George López and Billy Ray Cyrus make a fool of themselves with their pathetic work.In summary, I suggest you not to waste your time and money with this genuine atrocity called The Spy Next Door.If you wanna see a good family action film, I recommend you Spy Kids; and if you wanna see a good family comedy, I recommend you School of Rock.


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