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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 »
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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 perform for royalty and entertain millions the world over. But now, they're making a movie. 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the U.K. version, the Judge says, "Call Gary Barlow". However, since he is virtually unknown to American audiences, it was changed to "Call Hootie & the Blowfish" in the U.S. version, since they were popular in America at the time. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, as the girls are heading to the bus past all the fans, you hear Mel C say 'What was that you said, Clifford?" but she's in the shot as this is being said and her mouth is clearly not moving. See more »

Quotes

Piers Cuthbertson-Smyth: [after Posh and the 2 young fans fall into the Thames] I want a close up of that wet infant!
Jess: Look, Piers, I'm only getting you shouting.
Piers Cuthbertson-Smyth: Well, shush then!
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Crazy Credits

When the girls are talking during the credits Mel C asks what happened to the bomb on the bus, followed by a loud explosion. See more »

Alternate Versions

The courtroom scene differs very slightly between UK and US versions. After the girls are sentenced, the judge (Stephen Fry) says, "Call Gary Barlow," in the UK version and, "Call Hootie and the Blowfish," in the US version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: BloodRayne (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Say You'll Be There
Written by Spice Girls (as The Spice Girls), Eliot Kennedy and Jon B. (as Jonathan Buck)
Performed by Spice Girls (as The Spice Girls)
Produced by Absolute (Andy Watkins/Paul Wilson)
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
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This was never meant to be serious
4 August 1999 | by GalaxyGaSee all my reviews

This movie was never intended to be serious ART (for that, go watch "Hamlet"--pretty much any version). I'm way too old to be a Spice Girls fan; my husband and I saw this on cable, and my main reason for scanning it was to see Roger Moore.

Let's get the obligatory bashing out of the way: the Spice Girls can't act very well, they sing a little better, they've got a good media machine hyping them, a good arranger for their tunes, and I liked the "2 Become 1" video on MTV.

The script for this movie, however flawed, was a little gem. And in regard to all the other posters decrying Roger Moore's involvement in the movie, I recommend that you catch the flick on cable or rent the tape and watch Mr. Moore's scenes again, carefully. He's always in Chief's minimalist office/sitting room, there's no one there but the animals (and behind the cameraman are the lighting guys and the animal wrangler), and Mr. Moore works wonders with jaw-breakingly nonsensical dialogue. Not only all that, but he ended up with probably the most sophisticated and opulent wardrobe of anyone in the movie!

Oh, and for those folks who think Mr. Moore may have been desperate for money to do this movie--Do you remember that little programme on the telly back in the 60s? "The Saint"? Five series (seasons) in black and white and two series in colour? Mr. Moore was co-producer of the two color seasons and gets his bit whenever a videotape is sold or the package is aired, which is quite often on both counts. It's kinda like having an American 401(k) retirement plan, but with better music and clothes.

Love & Lasers! GalaxyGal


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