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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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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 »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The criminal organization's motto was "Commitment to Evil". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dick Steele, Agent WD-40: [to Rancor] I'd shake your hand, but I don't know where it landed
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Crazy Credits

Loaded Cameraman: Getting Help See more »

Connections

References Up Close & Personal (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Shout
Written by Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley and O'Kelly Isley
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Leslie Nielsen continuing the formula , this time like a crazed international Agent
4 January 2006 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Leislie Nielsen again , he plays a super Agent , Dick Steele , finding in retirement , he's called for a new mission . He'll fight against General Raucov (Andy Griffith) for world control and being only helped by a beautiful spy (Nicolette Sheridan) .

The picture is the usual ¨spoof¨ or parody featured by Nielsen with similar lunatic characters , quirky roles and strange elements of the predecessors ; thus , it is surrealist , hilarious , extreme and sometimes gross-out . There're gags each fifty seconds . The film is formed by innumerable comical set-pieces and a myriad of unimaginative parodies where the wacky humor and laughs are continuous . The pioneers of these kinds of comedies are the popular trio ZAZ (Jim Abrahams , Jerry Zucker , David Zucker) but here the formula is a little worn-out . The amusement and fun result to be for finding out the numerous cinematic references that successively appear , such as : the credits title of ¨James Bond¨ movie , ¨In the line of fire¨ (Nielsen playing Clint Eastwood lookalike), ¨Pulp Fiction¨ (like Travolta), ¨Sister Act¨(performing a nun , Woopy Goldberg alike), ¨Speed¨ , ¨True Lies¨, ¨Die Hard¨, ¨Home Alone¨ , ¨Dennis the Menace¨ (where acts the same kid , Mason Gamble) and ¨Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid¨ in which acting Paul Newman-alike and riding his bicycle , he plays a bewildering scene under Burt Bacharach music with smile to roar with laughter . Besides , there are several cameos and special interventions as Pat Morita (recently deceased ), Mr.T (as A-Team member) , Alexandra Paul (Baywatch) , Hulk Hogan , Robert Culp , Fabio.. The motion picture will appeal to absurd and unruly comedy enthusiastic.


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