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Spy Kids (2001)

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The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gregorio Cortez
... Ingrid Cortez
... Carmen Cortez (as Alexa Vega)
... Juni Cortez
... Ms. Gradenko
... Felix Gumm
... Mr. Lisp
... Machete
... Pastor
Johnny Reno ... Agent Johnny
... FoOglie #2 / Tall & Skinny
Trant Batey ... FoOglie #3 / Too Too
Andy W. Bossley ... Brat
... Brat's Dad (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Kara Slack ... Carmen's Friend
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Storyline

Gregorio and Ingrid are the two greatest secret agents the world has ever known: masters of disguise, mavens of invention, able to stop wars before they even start. Working for separate countries, they are sent to eliminate their most dangerous enemy...each other. But in an exotic corner of the world when they finally come face to face, they fall in love instead and embark on the most dangerous mission they have ever faced: raising a family. Now nine years later, after their retirement, having exchanged the adventure of espionage for parenthood, Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez are called back in to action. When their former colleagues, the world's most formidable spies, start disappearing one by one, the Cortez's are forced to take on techno-wizard Fegan Floop and his evil, egg-headed sidekick, Minion. But when the unthinkable happens and they too disappear, unfortunately there are only two people in the world who can rescue them...their kids. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Real Spies... only smaller


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Rated PG for action sequences | See all certifications »

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30 March 2001 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,546,881, 1 April 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$112,719,001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,934,180
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Trivia

Carla Gugino was reluctant to accept the Ingrid role, since she felt she was too young, at 29, to have both a 10 and 12 year old as her children. Director Robert Rodriquez told her that his own mother had him and all of his siblings by the time she was thirty and they were a similar age as the kids in the movie. Gugino was reassured and subsequently accepted the role. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie, Floop's black glove is shown on his right hand. However, on Juni's figurine, the glove is on his left hand. See more »

Quotes

[Carmen and Juni's robot doubles lift off the ground with fire streaming from the bottom of their feet]
Boy on Playground: ¡Yo quiero los zapatos como esos! (I want shoes like that!)
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Dedicated to Mum and Daddy-O See more »


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Floop's Song
Written by Danny Elfman
Performed by Alan Cumming (uncredited)
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A Boost For The 'Family Unit'
14 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was a silly kids' adventure story but still fun the younger ones and for adults, thanks to colorful scenes, great special effects, decent humor and a nice family tone to it. The kids are alright, except the girl is a little bossy, and the villains aren't too nasty. This also looks very good on DVD.

Included in the color and characters are "the thumb people" who were especially fun to watch.

The only problem I found with it is the last 30 minutes in which it got too silly and emphasized (typical Hollywood) how the kids can do the job better than the adults, which a ludicrous film cliché. However, overall "family unity" gets a big boost in this here, even in the end, and that good message is probably a big reason this movie was such a success.


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