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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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Action | Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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15 January 2010 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$24,268,828 (USA) (26 February 2010)
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Trivia

Towards the beginning of the film, the aerial view of the mall they are in is actually an aerial view of the Potowatomi Bingo and Casino in Milwaukee, WI. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, Gillian and Bob are arguing, she throws down her cat ears and in a later shot, the cat ears reappear on her head, only to disappear in the next shot again. See more »

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[first lines]
Nora: Mom! Jethro's eating my underwear!
[pronounced 'unduweahw']
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Sword Dance
Courtesy of APM Music
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Excellent viewing for family...because it is a KIDS MOVIE!!!!!
14 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Seriously, people are so affected by reviews of films that if anything comes out, it has to be the new Avatar or Dark Knight. The minute they hear Jackie Chan in a kids movie, they already hate it! What gives? Yes this movie is a kids cliché movie...but it has Jackie Chan in it! This man has more charisma than any other actor that I know of. Last year he made a violent dramatic film called Shinjuku Incident and now he plays like a father character in this one! Now that's good transition into being an actor! Anyway, don't want to spoil anything - it really is a fun movie. Ignore the other reviews because they are fan-boys expecting Jackie Chan to fight in Drunken Master III or Police Story 6 or Project A III etc etc etc.

10 out of 10 easily for me...and I yawned during Avatar!


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