Spy Kids (2001) Poster



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Followed by 


Machete (2010)
In both "Machete" and "Spy Kids", Danny Trejo plays a character named Machete" Both films were written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. Also, underneath the title screen in the original Grindhouse trailer, it is registered to 'Machete's Body Shop', which was the name of the Spy Kids character's business in the original film.


Freaks (1932)
Vertigo (1958)
Superman II (1980)
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Spies fall in love after they have each been hired to kill each other
Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986) (TV Series)
The Rocketeer (1991)
True Lies (1994)
Apollo 13 (1995)
During the airplane ride, a console light comes on saying "Main Bus Undervolt"
The Matrix (1999)
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999) (Video)
Sample of Esmeralda's theme is used.

Referenced in 

Crossroads (2002)
Six Feet Under: I'll Take You (2002) (TV Episode)
Keith mentions this DVD
Jackie Brown: How It Went Down (2002) (Video)
mentioned once
Film Is Dead: An Evening with Robert Rodriguez (2003) (Video)
briefly mentioned
The Good, the Bad & the Bloody: Inside KNB EFX (2004) (Video)
mentionned once
Inside Troublemaker Studios (2004) (Video)
clearly visible poster in background
According to Jim: A Crying Shame (2005) (TV Episode)
DVD on a shelf at the video store.
Grindhouse (2007)
Danny Trejo plays a man named "Machete" in both films
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Miss March/Race to Witch Mountain/Sunshine Cleaning (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says "Race to Witch Mountain" is no "Spy Kids"
Modern Family: Good Cop Bad Dog (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
AniMat's Reviews: Cars 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
AniMat says Cars 2 has the same kind of spy comedy story as this film, but not as well written.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Cars 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
One of the movies Hewy coughs into when he describes the premise for "Cars 2"
Midnight Screenings: Spy Kids 4D: All the Time in the World (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Spy Kids 3D- Game Over (2011) (TV Episode)
Film Brain talks about the past two movies
Mad: Spy vs. Spy Kids/The Superhero Millionaire Matchmaker (2011) (TV Episode)
Alexa Vega & Daryl Sabara were referred to as the original Spy Kids from the first three movies.
DVD-R Hell: Mr. T's Be Somebody or Be Somebody's Fool (2012) (TV Episode)
"Thank you, girl from 'Spy Kids,' for teaching me about rap.
Safe and Sound Video Remix (2013) (Video)
Footage Shown
Machete Kills (2013)
As KillJoy walks away, a few notes from the theme of this movie play. Alexa Vega co-starred in this movie.
Jambareeqi Reviews: Hey Arnold! The Movie (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned during recommendation
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (2015)
mentioned in dialogue
Crossing Lines: Obscura (2015) (TV Episode)
Sebastian mentions that Erik loves Spy Kids
Mozart in the Jungle: Leave Everything Behind (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Lizzie
Nostalgia Critic: Clockstoppers (2017) (TV Episode)
among the early 2000s spy craze
Nostalgia Critic: The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2017) (TV Episode)
"If you do, I'll make sure you never make another Spy Kids."
Rick and Morty: Pickle Rick (2017) (TV Episode)
Jaguar's character is based on Machete
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ice T/Meghan Trainor/The Avett Brothers (2018) (TV Episode)
Meghan Trainor mentions that her fiancé Daryl Sabara starred in the movie
The Cinema Snob: The Illusionauts (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions the spy kids.

Featured in 

Troldspejlet: Episode #26.5 (2001) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
Bad Movie Beatdown: Spy Kids 3D- Game Over (2011) (TV Episode)
detailing the rest of the series
Hollywood's Top Ten: Antonio Banderas Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention, clips show
Nostalgia Critic: The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2015) (TV Episode)
Critic talks about the Spy Kids films and how they got progressively ridiculous
Nostalgia Critic: Spy Kids 3D: Game Over (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic praises the original


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