When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World Class Boxing Champion Kelly Robinson, on a dangerous top secret espionage mission. Their assignment: using equal parts skill and humor, catch Arnold Gundars, one of the world's most successful illegal arms dealers, and foil his treacherous plans for the plane.Written by
One of the most difficult sequences to film was a car chase along a narrow road next to the Danube River. The first challenge for shooting the nighttime sequence was closing down the thoroughfare and lighting it. Cinematographer Oliver Wood had to go to Germany to rent a dozen enormous lights for the sequence, which were suspended from two cranes on either side of the river. See more »
When Alex is walking through the "spy lab" he and his guide walk past a man putting a manikin head on a body, in the next cut when Alex and girl are on the stairs the head is off and the man is picking it off the floor as if it had blown off. See more »
Written by Xzibit and Mr. Porter (as Denaun M. Porter)
Performed by Xzibit featuring Nate Dogg
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Nate Dogg appears courtesy of Elektra Records See more »
Actually quite okay....
I was expecting something really lame when I slipped this DVD in. However it turned out to be quite okay. Eddie Murphy is in really good shape and Owen Wilson delivers.
It is well made from a comedy point of view, but surprisingly also fairly well made in the action aspect (for a comedy that is). It has good pace and doesn't leave you bored for long. I actually found some really big laughs in this, especially from Wilson.
I'm not a big fan of director Betty Thomas, I thought "28 Days" was really flat. I thought she was a weird pick for this one - however, she surprises me with both comedy and action skills that I've never seen before (but in truth I haven't seen much of her rather extensive work for TV). I tip my hat of to the lady who brings this plane in for a sufficiently smooth landing.
If you like action comedies and don't expect anything more then to pass an hour and a half, you should be quite fine with this one.
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