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The Spy Next Door (2010)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Family  |  15 January 2010 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Poldark (as Magnus Scheving)
Mia Stallard ...
Maverick McWilliams ...
Quinn Mason ...
Margaret Murphy ...


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 »


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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Release Date:

15 January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi vecino es un espía  »

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Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£2,584,033 (UK) (16 April 2010)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


As it has happened in at least two more titles, the makers of the film sponsored a photo-manipulation contest in Worth 1000 (the well known photo-manipulation site), on which the participants were asked to create photo-realistic images of the world as if it were ruled by spies. See more »


During the fight scene at the abandoned warehouse, the bike is leaned over on the right, but then leaned over on the left before Bob kicks the bike. See more »


[first lines]
Nora: Mom! Jethro's eating my underwear!
[pronounced 'unduweahw']
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the film play during the end credits. See more »


References The Terminator (1984) See more »


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Written by Steve Barri and P.F. Sloan (as Phil Sloan)
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User Reviews

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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