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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dick Steele 'Agent WD-40'
... Veronique Ukrinsky 'Agent 3.14'
... The Director
... Miss Cheevus
... Norman Coleman
... Kabul
... General Rancor
... Professor Ukrinsky
... McCluckey
... Slice
... Victoria Dahl / Barbara Dahl
... Steele's Tag Team Member (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
... Bus Driver
... Steele's Other Tag Team Member
... Agent Clinton
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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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Action | Comedy

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

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Live and Let Spy  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$98,176, 19 July 1996

Gross USA:

$26,906,039, 25 August 1996
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The opening title sequence is a very specific and direct send-up of the main title sequence of the James Bond movie Thunderball (1965). See more »

Goofs

When Dick is in the lab talking about new technologies, the can's lid pops up twice. See more »

Quotes

[Two thugs are dragging McCluckey up some stairs, hitting his head on every step]
Thug: That's for Getting Even With Dad. And that's for My Girl. And that's for My Girl 2.
McCluckey: I wasn't even in My Girl 2!
Both Thugs: We don't care!
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Gorgeous Blonde's Phone Number: Still Trying To Get It See more »

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References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

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Hawaiian Lullaby
Written and Performed by Ashley Irwin (as Ashley J. Irwin)
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Average fare but some good moments
16 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

The dopey, deadpan character sculptured by Leslie Nielsen is back in a "James Bond-esque" comedy as agent WD 40. There are more gag misfires in this movie, than a parking lot full of dead batteries. However, he's such a likeable guy, you can make it over the hump.

Unfortunately, with the exit of the mad geniuses (The Zucker Bros. & Jim Abrahms), there's little here in this script to wave the pom-poms about. It's all been done too many times before.

Of honourable mention is a priceless, very quick cameo with Pat Morita, which is an absolute gem. There are other assorted scenarios that came off well, too. See it if you must on a rainy Sunday, but this is pretty old, borrowed and blue.


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