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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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Jerry London

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Morton S. Fine (character) (as Morton Fine), David Friedkin (character) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 ... 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
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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 is their first mission and they must babysit some Russian scientists But the loving fathers that they are, they 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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Rated PG-13 for some violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A kémek visszatérnek See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Please, no more reunions...?
25 September 2000 | by NewYorkLondonParisMunichSee all my reviews

My wife didn't catch the name of the movie when it started playing on Bulgarian national TV tonight. I checked the listings, and found something like "The Spy Comes Back". I started watching, and found Bill Cosby as some sort of aging spy acting foolishly. "Oh, no," I thought..."it's 'Leonard, Part 6'!" I was relieved to find I was mistaken, and the movie was "I Spy Returns". The relief didn't last long, though.

The premise is, Robert Culp and Bill Cosby are now much older, and their son and daughter, respectively, have joined whatever spy agency they worked for. The aging dads follow their kids around on their first field assignment to make sure they're safe. Hilarity ensues.

The movie stops dead during the long, long, long banter-and-bicker scenes between Mr. Culp and Mr. Cosby. And there's not much more to the story beyond the bantering and bickering. A few horribly choreographed action scenes (when you yell the single word "freeze!" at someone in Vienna, will they understand you're telling them in English to stop moving or be shot?), and bantering and bickering, and ...ummm, I can't think of anything else.

But that's the point of TV reunion movies, I guess: to see what the actors look like today, 25 years after they were in prime time. If there's actually a plot, interesting characters, strong dialogue, or even a semblance of intelligence, it's a bonus. "I Spy Returns" aims for the bare minimum, nothing more. Yes, Mr. Culp and Mr. Cosby have indeed aged, and no, there's no other reason to see this movie.


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