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Spice World (1997)

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World famous pop group the Spice Girls zip around London in their luxurious double decker tour bus having various adventures and performing for their fans.

Director:

Bob Spiers

Writers:

Spice Girls (idea), Kim Fuller (idea) | 2 more credits »
Bottom Rated Movies #46 | 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel B ... Scary Spice (as Melanie Brown)
Emma Bunton ... Baby Spice
Melanie C ... Sporty Spice (as Melanie Chisholm)
Geri Horner ... Ginger Spice (as Geraldine Halliwell)
Victoria Beckham ... Posh Spice (as Victoria Adams)
Kevin Allen ... TV Director
Devon Anderson Devon Anderson ... Jack
Michael Barrymore Michael Barrymore ... Mr. Step
Richard Briers ... Bishop
Simon Chandler ... Hospital Parent
Elvis Costello ... Elvis Costello
Alan Cumming ... Piers
The Dream Boys The Dream Boys ... The Dream Boys
David Fahm David Fahm ... Enzo
Jason Flemyng ... Brad
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Storyline

Climb aboard the double decker Spice Bus and get ready for a madcap musical adventure with the sexy phenomenons of pop - the Spice Girls. An encounter with extra-terrestrials, a night in a haunted castle, and a moment of truth in a maternity ward are just a few of the escapades the endeavored upon as the Girls gear up for their first live concert at London's Royal Albert Hall. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They Don't Just Sing! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some vulgarity, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spice Girls See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,932,812 (United Kingdom), 2 January 1998, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,527,222, 25 January 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,342,592

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,042,592
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The trailer has a couple of scenes that were cut: The girls are on the bus and Mel B complains that it's hot in there. Victoria says that she needs a fan, prompting Emma to open the door and a fangirl bursts into the room and screams in delight and then leaves. This does the trick. While talking to Bob Geldof, Mel B is offered a plate of h'orderves. She replies, "No, but I'll have one of these pie things" and eats one. Bob Hoskins' real voice is heard in the trailer, as opposed to the final movie. See more »

Goofs

When dancing to Who Do You Think You Are in the club, in one part, Mel C and Geri are holding hands jumping up and down together. In the next shot they are far apart. See more »

Quotes

Graydon: [Describes what's going on throughout the entire scene] He crashes to the ground. And now the girls come face-to-face with their tabloid tormentor. The evil reporter has been unmaksed and in that moment, Damien's whole worthless life flashes before his eyes because, the girls have made him realize that he's been living a meaningless lie.
Damien: [Lying on the ground, in pain] Oh, d'you know what, girls... you've made me realize... I've been... living a meaningless lie.
Graydon: It's his character's one defining ...
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Crazy Credits

As credits roll, principal actors mill around, talking 'off-character' - eg Alan Cumming complains about chestwig, Richard E Grant talks into mobile phone, saying role requires him to talk into mobile phone, Alan Cumming is referred to as 'Alan', not Piers, etc. See more »

Alternate Versions

A special live song that was cut from the film is added at the end of the VHS release. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Wonderful to Be Young! (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Sound Off
Written by Willie Lee Duckworth & Bernard Lentz
Performed by Spice Girls (as The Spice Girls)
Produced by Absolute (Andy Watkins/Paul Wilson) and Michael Higham (as Mike Higham)
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
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User Reviews

Entertaining silly fun
2 May 2006 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

I've liked the Spice Girls for years, but I'm not sure why. Ordinarily, I don't care for their brand of dance-pop fluff, but somehow they make it sound good. Regardless of what anyone says, they are talented singers and dancers, and they show that numerous times. They're also pretty and most of them wear outfits that show a lot. And while they're not accomplished actresses, they are simply adorable.

I don't think anyone intended this movie to be taken seriously. It's just good clean (well, slightly naughty) fun. Roger Moore comes the closest to giving a good performance, in a role that appears to be spoofing Bond villains. Just in case we don't get the joke, he pets a long-haired cat.

One of the funniest scenes has the girls complaining about people thinking they fit the stereotypical image people have of them. Of course, Emma says this while on a swing in a three-year-old's fantasy world.

The girls actually show they have intelligence. Or do they? I thought Melanie B was the one with brains. She's no better off than the others!

Another humorous incident: Victoria can't make up her mind whether to wear the short black Gucci dress or the short black Gucci dress. Emma suggests she wear the short black Gucci dress. Problem solved!

Of course, the girls are being harassed by the tabloids, whose top personnel are shown being evil.

And then there are the guys pitching their idea for a Spice Girls movie. Some of what we see is supposedly their imagination. Including a Dukes of Hazzard style incident with a bus, which was done so cheaply it's obviously not real.

In the closing credits, the girls are actually more talented delivering dialogue because they are being themselves, not merely playing exaggerated versions of themselves. I've never seen communication with the movie audience quite like this!

It's not for people looking for Shakespeare. But if you want to laugh and hear music that is bubbly and upbeat, this is pretty good.


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