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I Spy Returns (1994)

Time passes and things change. So have Scott and Robinson. Scott has become a college professor and Robinson holds a high enough position with the S.S.A.. Actually, their children are now ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Robert Culp ... Kelly Robinson
Bill Cosby ... Alexander Scott
George Newbern ... Bennett Robinson
Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Nicole Scott (as Salli Richardson)
Nikolaus Paryla Nikolaus Paryla ... Cherbakov
Lynsey Baxter ... Santina
Jonathan Hyde ... Cesar Baroodi
Sheila Wills Sheila Wills ... Lily Scott
Brent Huff ... Tilden
Greg Blanchard Greg Blanchard ... Vines
Kateryn Lucius Kateryn Lucius ... Scotty's Secretary
Ilene Kreshka Ilene Kreshka ... GS-7
Paul Kreshka Paul Kreshka ... Desk Sergeant
Christoph Leonhardt Christoph Leonhardt ... Dieter
Johannes Krisch ... Klaus


Time passes and things change. So have Scott and Robinson. Scott has become a college professor and Robinson holds a high enough position with the S.S.A.. Actually, their children are now the agents. It's their first mission, and they must babysit some Russian scientists But the loving fathers that they are, follow them to make sure their babies don't get hurt. What happens next is a mix of action and comedy involving the CIA, the KGB, China, and old friends from the old world. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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The two greatest spies of the '60s come out of retirement. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

3 February 1994 (USA) See more »

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A kémek visszatérnek See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Affectionate Homage to a Classic Series
20 April 2006 | by bemanning-1See all my reviews

This flick is PRICELESS. I'm in the after glow here from watching it three times.

I'm taking back my rental and getting my own copy.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that Culp & Cosby are really syrupy in love with each other in real life, because that's the sense I get from the whole project. Their chemistry is spot on and genuinely heart warming.

Cosby is credited as one of the Exec. Producers which means he partly bank rolled it, which is really nice, because it's really a lovely send off and tribute to a great, classic series and a rare chance for the actors to pay homage to Kelly and Scotty.

The humor is terrific. Culp and Cosby spend some quality time together--making fun of each other and their age mercilessly. But, in a sweet, affectionate way.

You feel all their history, and their regard for one another. Their initial meeting after 25 years is PRICELESS!!! The duo pokes fun at the way the spy biz and world has changed. Kelly's gone right along with it, adapting computers and gadgets while Scott has settled into his comfy professorship, complete with elbow patches on a tweed jacket. There are some cute gags which play upon Kelly and Scotty's style.

If Sheldon Leonard had planned this as a pilot for a new series, I think George Newbern has a James Spader thing going on. As Kelly's son he just didn't have the charisma to pull it off, but the casting makes perfect sense for the reluctant spy. I'd like to see Vincent Ventresca as the Kelly character, or Joseph Culp, who is the spitting image of his father. Salli Richardson is very good, but she's no Cosby replacement. But, that's immaterial. I just enjoyed the whole movie.

The dialogue is well written and the ad libs are always enjoyable. Even the villain, Jonathan Hyde as Cesar Baroodi, has some priceless lines.

There's a nod to the "locked room" scenarios that Kelly & Scotty always ended up in. They just kicked it up a notch and it gave them something to play off of. The Head of Field Ops just doesn't look so formidable under those circumstances.

Nobody loves and respects these characters and I Spy like Culp & Cosby. Watch and ENJOY the masters at work and play.

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