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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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Robert Rodriguez
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2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Gregorio Cortez
Carla Gugino ... Ingrid Cortez
Alexa PenaVega ... Carmen Cortez (as Alexa Vega)
Daryl Sabara ... Juni Cortez
Alan Cumming ... Fegan Floop
Tony Shalhoub ... Alexander Minion
Teri Hatcher ... Ms. Gradenko
Cheech Marin ... Felix Gumm
Robert Patrick ... Mr. Lisp
Danny Trejo ... Machete
Mike Judge ... Donnagon / Donnamight
Richard Linklater ... Cool Spy
Guillermo Navarro ... Pastor
Johnny Reno Johnny Reno ... Agent Johnny
Shannon Shea ... FoOglie #1 / Flower
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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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action sequences | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Carmen's full name is Carmen Elizabeth Juanita Echo Sky Brava Cortez. The DVD captioning misspell "Echo Sky" as "Costa". See more »

Goofs

Reflected in the mini spy plane beside Carmen is a man holding a white screen. See more »

Quotes

Juni Cortez: Eew, gross!
Carmen Cortez: What do you see?
Juni Cortez: You.
Carmen Cortez: Very funny.
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Crazy Credits

Asides from the Dimension Films and Troublemaker Studios logos, there are no opening credits beyond the title. See more »

Alternate Versions

A longer version of the film, titled "Spy Kids: Special Edition" was re-issued in US theaters on August 8, 2001. It contained a new scene involving a cave full of sleeping sharks. The scene was always intended to be in the movie, but the original budget did not allow for the special effects needed. After the movie was a hit, Rodriguez was able to complete the scene. This scene was not included in the DVD release of the film, which featured the original theatrical version. However, this scene is available on the Blu-ray. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Juni Theme
Written by Chris Boardman
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User Reviews

Take your kids to see it. It's very good and needs to be seen on the big screen.
14 April 2001 | by karen_woodSee all my reviews

I took my two boys (7 and 10) to see Spy kids today. They were transfixed and wanted to watch it again straightaway. Both are big James Bond fans but some of the content and dialogue of the Bond movies isn't suitable. Spy Kids fits the bill exactly for anyone under 13 who likes the Bond films. It came over to me as a blend of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets Home Alone meets Bond. It was at the kids level without patronizing them and was believable enough for adults to enjoy too. All of the acting was high quality and the special effects first class.

I shall enjoy it again in the future on video but it deserves to be seen on the big screen first. Another bonus were the trailers for Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. I often come away from Cinema trips with the kids feeling that we haven't really had our moneys worth, but not today!


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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,546,881, 1 April 2001

Gross USA:

$112,719,001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,934,180
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | SDDS | DTS-ES

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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