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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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Trivia

Tom Arnold said that he and Harry are the only ones "totally honest with each other" in the movie. See more »

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Bullets in the bathroom were fired at an angle, but the holes were straight. See more »

Quotes

Harry: [to Juno, on her private plane] There *is* no us, you psychopathic bitch!
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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 »

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The Blue Danube
Written by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss, Jr.)
Performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
Courtesy of RCA Victor, Red Seal
A Division of BMG Classics
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Pure Arnie. Big, loud, and hilarious
10 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

Once again, Arnie and Cameron team up to deliver a terrific action film.

Arnie stars as a secret agent posing as a computer salesman. Not even his wife knows his true identity and since he is always busy she decides to have a little excitement and hooks up with a nitwit posing as a secret agent! In the mean while, in trying to get her back, Arnie gets his family inadvertently pushed into a plot, by terrorists to nuke the USA! Preposterous? Yes! Hilarious? YES!!!

The resulting film has Arnie chasing motorcycles on horseback through hotels all the way to "borrowing" Harrier jets from the military. And, of course, getting his wife and daughter back.

Packed with awesome action scenes and some really terrific hilarious moments this is what an action movie should be. Not too serious and not too pointless. 8/10

Rated R: violence and profanity


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