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True Lies (1994)

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A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.

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James Cameron

Writers:

Claude Zidi (screenplay "La Totale!"), Simon Michaël (screenplay "La Totale!") | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Harry Tasker
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Helen Tasker
Tom Arnold ... Albert Gibson
Bill Paxton ... Simon
Tia Carrere ... Juno Skinner
Art Malik ... Salim Abu Aziz
Eliza Dushku ... Dana Tasker
Grant Heslov ... Faisil
Charlton Heston ... Spencer Trilby
Marshall Manesh ... Jamal Khaled
James Allen James Allen ... Colonel
Dieter Rauter Dieter Rauter ... Boathouse Guard (as Deiter Rauter)
Jane Morris ... Janice
Katsy Chappell ... Allison
Crystina Wyler ... Charlene
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Storyline

Harry Tasker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) leads a double life. At work he is a government agent with a license to do just about anything, while at home he pretends to be a dull computer salesman. He is on the trail of stolen nuclear weapons that are in the hands of fanatic terrorists when something more important comes up. Harry finds his wife is seeing another man (Bill Paxton) because she needs some adventure in her life. Harry decides to give it to her, juggling pursuit of terrorists on one hand and an adventure for his wife on the other while showing he can Tango all at once. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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When he said I do, he never said what he did.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a lot of action/violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Arabic | German

Release Date:

15 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

True Lies See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$115,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,900,000, 17 July 1994

Gross USA:

$146,282,411

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$378,882,411
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Digital (35 mm prints)| DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger dreamt about playing a James Bond kind of spy when he was a kid. See more »

Goofs

The Statues of purported "Persian" origin are actually Hittite. See more »

Quotes

Harry: [viewing Aziz and his behind the railing on one of the upper balconies,trying to translate for Helen what Aziz is saying] In 90 minutes, the holy fire, will light up the skies.
[the terrorists are covering the nuclear warhead with an american flag and cement]
Harry: We will tell the the whole world, that we speak, the truth. No force can stop us now, we're cool, we're badasses, blah, blah, blah.
Helen Tasker: Honey, if we're on an island, why are they using trucks?
Harry: We must be in the Florida Keys. These are the ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

This film is a work of fiction and does not represent the actions or beliefs of a particular culture or religion. See more »

Alternate Versions

Most USA network television versions replace Sade's "I Never Thought I'd See the Day" with another song during the hotel room 'seduction' sequence, probably because of music licensing restrictions. See more »

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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Pluto Nash (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

More than a Woman
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Markets
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best arnie movie!
30 December 2000 | by anthonyxSee all my reviews

I've seen this movie countless amount of times as with all the other arnie movies, but this is my favourite for sure. Whilst it doesnt rate as high in action compared to the other Arnie movies. This is definately arnies best comedy and with the above average action, it makes this movie Arnies best overall movie. Heaps of good explosions, shooting and hand to hand combat and hilarious comedy from all cast members. Art Malik and his men were hilarious especially when they were trying to be serious. Tom Arnold is perfect for his role, hilarious without even trying. But the funniest of all would have to be Bill Paxton especially while he is in the car with Arnie describing Jamie Lee Curtis to him and role playing a secret agent. Truely belly aching laughter! Tia Carrera and Jamie Lee Curtis were absolutely gorgeous. Who could ever forget that striptease by Jamie Lee Curtis? A 10/10 for me. I havent felt so good after watching a movie for a long time.


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