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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry Tasker
... Helen Tasker
... Albert Gibson
... Simon
... Juno Skinner
... Salim Abu Aziz
... Dana Tasker
... Faisil
... Spencer Trilby
... Jamal Khaled
James Allen ... Colonel
Dieter Rauter ... Boathouse Guard (as Deiter Rauter)
... Janice
Katsy Chappell ... Allison
... 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.


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

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Release Date:

15 July 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mentiras verdaderas  »

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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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger came to James Cameron with the idea for the film, when they had breakfast together. Which Schwarzenegger had watched a French film entitled La totale! (1991) about a secret agent, whose wife thinks he is a telecommunications employee and they decided to remake the film as "True Lies" with Arnold in the lead role of secret agent Harry Tasker. See more »

Goofs

If Harry can tell Aziz so many details about the nuclear warhead he should know that the missiles fired by the fighter pilots won't set off the nuclear warheads but when asked by the fighter pilot, Harry gives Albert a worried look. See more »

Quotes

[Simon attempting to have sex with Helen on the couch in his trailer]
Helen Tasker: No, I can't. I can't!
[Simon still pursuing]
Simon: If not for me, Helen, do it for your country!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Melrose Place: True Fibs (1996) See more »

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Springtime Voices, Waltz op 410
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
Heard at the ball at the beginning of the film
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So!! Dear!! What Exactly Is It That You Do For A Living?
26 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

Everything about this film was tailor made to be a resounding success!! The stars, Arnold Schwarzeneggar and Jamie Lee Curtis were immensely popular when this film came out!! Tom Arnold, is fantastic as the guy you love to hate, or dislike, or be annoyed with, or something!! The special effects to this movie were spectacular, as they garnered a largess of popular support from the movie audience!! The famous bridge scene with Jamie Lee Curtis dangling from the helicopter is considered to be one of the classic scenes of any movie made ever!! in the history of the silver screen!! The film, "True Lies" is incredibly entertaining as it oozes with charisma and testosterone driven theatrics!! Presently the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzeneggar is one of the all time box office big wigs in the wonderful world of Hollywood!! This movie is suspenseful, funny, clever, and above all else, innocuous entertainment which cries out: THIS IS SUCH A GUY'S MOVIE!!!!! I give it a perfect ten, see this movie, your perspective on the entire gambit of films is not complete if you do not see "True Lies" EXCELLENT!!


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