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Spy Hard (1996)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 24 May 1996 (USA)
Dick Steele, Agent WD-40 is assigned by his Director, to stop the evil General Rancor from destroying the world. WD-40 believed Rancor was dead and he teams up with the hot K.G.B. Agent Veronique Ukrinsky to find Rancor and save the world.

Director:

Rick Friedberg

Writers:

Jason Friedberg (story), Aaron Seltzer (story) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Nielsen ... Dick Steele 'Agent WD-40'
Nicollette Sheridan ... Veronique Ukrinsky 'Agent 3.14'
Charles Durning ... The Director
Marcia Gay Harden ... Miss Cheevus
Barry Bostwick ... Norman Coleman
John Ales ... Kabul
Andy Griffith ... General Rancor
Elya Baskin ... Professor Ukrinsky
Mason Gamble ... McCluckey
Carlos Lauchu ... Slice
Stephanie Romanov ... Victoria Dahl / Barbara Dahl
Joyce Brothers ... Steele's Tag Team Member (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
Ray Charles ... Bus Driver
Hulk Hogan ... Steele's Other Tag Team Member
Roger Clinton ... Agent Clinton
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Storyline

General Rancor is threatening to destroy the world with a missile he is hiding at his secret base. But to complete his goal, he needs a special computer chip, invented by the scientist Prof. Ukrinsky. Special Agent Dick Steele is assigned to the case, in order to prevent the worst. He teams up with Ukrinsky's daughter Veronique, who happens to be a KGB agent. Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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Taglines:

The Laughs Start Soon! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor and sexual innuendo | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Talisa Soto: The Bond Girl, Lupe Lamora from the James Bond movie Licence to Kill (1989) as a Seductress in a Hotel Room (Billed as Desirée More, itself an Ian Flemingesque double entendre moniker). See more »

Goofs

Busses use vacuum brakes. If you "cut the brake line" the brakes will immediately apply fully on. See more »

Quotes

Kabul: Do you have lighter?
Dick Steele, Agent WD-40: I only use matches.
Kabul: Does your mother know you smoke?
Dick Steele, Agent WD-40: Yes. But I don't inhale.
Kabul: Kabul
[Steele gives him puzzled look]
Kabul: I'm Kabul
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Crazy Credits

During "Weird Al" Yankovic's opening title sequence, he smacks away the "Spy Hard" title. Later when Al's own credit shows up, he glances over to it and nods approvingly. See more »


Soundtracks

You Never Can Tell (C'est la vie)
Written and Performed by Chuck Berry
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with MCA Special Markets and Products
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User Reviews

Great film!
7 September 2004 | by JWMPSee all my reviews

I don't see how anyone can not like this just a little bit. Sure it's not the greatest film in the world, but it still does justice to the spoof genre, which so many films have tried to do but failed (think Scary Movie (the 1st one, not the other 2, they were decent)).

It's not as good as the Naked Gun trilogy or Airplane, and it does recycle a few gags from there (Scary Movie 3 did this). They do this so that people who haven't seen the other films still get a variety of jokes from the other films.

The opening sequence is one of the best opening sequences I have seen in ages. They should definitely do more films like this film. 9/10.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

24 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Live and Let Spy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,448,420, 27 May 1996

Gross USA:

$26,960,191

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,960,191
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hollywood Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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