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Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

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The Cortez siblings set out for a mysterious island, where they encounter a genetic scientist and a set of rival spy kids.

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Robert Rodriguez
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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
Steve Buscemi ... Romero
Mike Judge ... Donnagon
Danny Trejo ... Machete
Cheech Marin ... Felix Gumm
Matt O'Leary ... Gary Giggles
Emily Osment ... Gerti Giggles
Ricardo Montalban ... Grandfather
Holland Taylor ... Grandmother
Alan Cumming ... Fegan Floop
Taylor Momsen ... President's Daughter
Christopher McDonald ... President of the USA
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Storyline

Exploring the further adventures of Carmen and Juni Cortez, who have now joined the family spy business as Level 2 OSS agents. Their new mission is to save the world from a mad scientist living on a volcanic island populated by an imaginative menagerie of creatures. On this bizarre island, none of the Cortez's gadgets work and they must rely on their wits--and each other--to survive and save the day. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG for action sequences and brief rude humor | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,711,716, 11 August 2002

Gross USA:

$85,846,429

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,723,358
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Trivia

One of the gold items Carmen picks and tosses away in the treasure chamber is the small gold idol from the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). See more »

Goofs

During the dinner scene the secret service faint as a result of the champagne. In reality it is against the law for secret service agents to consume alcohol while on duty. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Romero: Do you think God lives in Heaven because He, too, lives in fear of what He's created here on Earth?
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Alternate Versions

In the UK, a headbutt is removed to avoid a "12" rating. This takes out 8 seconds of footage. See more »

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Aria (Cantilena) Emmanuel Lopez, soloist
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A noteworthy sequel, continuing a great series...
16 August 2003 | by drew_graham1See all my reviews

I was a fan of Spy Kids from the start, but missed the sequel in the theaters. After its DVD release, I was pleasantly surprised to see the kids back in action. How Rodriguez manages to put these kids in a grown-up world and employing mature conversation and make it BELIEVABLE is comic genius. Picking up where the first film left off (sort of), Carmen and Juni are definitely growing up and the actors that play them are definitely getting better with more experience.

Alan Cumming, George Clooney, Tony Shalhoub, Carla Gugino, Antonio Banderas and Cheech Marin's appearances make the movie seem a true continuation (don't you hate when they make a sequel that just seems disjointed and out of place?), and Emily Osment, Holland Taylor, Steve Buscemi, Ricardo Montalban, Taylor Momsen, Matt O'Leary, and Bill Paxton's characters add a fresh and new feel to it as well, making it a relatively all-star ensemble cast.

Sort of a different, more mature and fleshed out feeling effuses from Spy Kids 2, and the story manages to engage and entertain, as well as the continual use of incredible gadgets and captivating CGI (even the oft-criticized creatures that inhabit the Island of Dreams). The comedy and writing improves each time, as does the acting and array of talent. Carmen and Juni's relationship grows ever more interesting and we always LOVE to see them work it out in the end (love the telepathy). The unusual (for Hollywood) and incredibly uplifting message of the importance of family again shines through in Rodriguez's continued fairy tale/action saga series that will undoubtedly stand the test of time as a fun cinematic gem for all ages.

9-10.


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