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.
A retired special agent named John Matrix led an elite unit and has left the armed forces to live in a secluded mountain home with his daughter Jenny. But now he is forced out of retirement... See full summary »
Mark L. Lester
Rae Dawn Chong,
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
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In an interview, James Cameron says that the script was brought to him by Arnold Schwarzenegger who said that he wanted to do it because he thought the Tasker character was interesting. Cameron was shocked because he had never seen Schwarzenegger pick a script based solely on his interest in a character and decided that he saw the same thing and made the movie. See more »
When Aziz fires his AK47 at the stalls in the bathroom, it produces a "spread" that would be impossible to produce with an AK47 at that close of a range. Additionally, the bullets from an AK47 would have very easily penetrated the stall walls even back to where Harry was hiding. See more »
You aren't her parents anymore, her parents are Axl Rose and Madonna, you can't compete with that kind of bombardment.
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This film is a work of fiction and does not represent the actions or beliefs of a particular culture or religion. See more »
Why should one watch this film? It's stupid, without any character developments and is about as believable as any James Bond movie. I'll tell you: It's great fun. When I watch a movie, I try not to confuse art with entertainment, as some commenters clearly have done. True Lies doesn't have a hint of art - but its comic-style spirit and adventurous action is compelling. And please don't be childish - admit you like seeing nukes go off on screen. This film isn't a Great Film. But it is Great Fun.
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