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I Spy (2002)

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A professional athlete has to help a U.S. government agent recover a missing jet.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kelly
... Alex
... Rachel
... Gundars
... Carlos
... Jerry
... T.J.
... Lunchbox
... Lieutenant Percy
... Edna
... McIntyre
Larry Merchant ... Vegas Commentator
... Vegas Commentator
Jimmy Lennon Jr. ... Vegas Ring Announcer
... Vegas Referee
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for action violence, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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1 November 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,752,803, 3 November 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,561,137

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,279,822
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Trivia

Actor Malcolm McDowell, who plays the villain Arnold Gundars in this film, had previously portrayed the movie villain in another Columbia Pictures studio cinema movie, which was the villain Colonel F.E. Cochrane in Blue Thunder (1983). See more »

Goofs

In the opening of the scene at the top of the bridge in Budapest, the water in the bottom-left corner of the screen has ripples that reflect the lights of the city. However, due to the fact that this is a soundstage backdrop, the ripples do not move. See more »

Quotes

Hungarian Cop: [in Hungurian] Hands up! What's going on here?
Alexander Scott: [in Hungurian about Kelly] The black guy! The black guy mugged me!
Hungarian Cop: [tells Kelly in Hungurian to put his hands up]
Kelly Robinson: I'd like to file a complaint! Wait!
[being put into handcuffs]
Kelly Robinson: Why am I being arrested? Why am I the only one getting arrested? This is bullshit! He kicked me, too! He kicked me in my nuts!
[being put into police van]
Kelly Robinson: Why am I getting arrested if I got kicked in my nuts! How come you just arresting the black man? My nuts was kicked!
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Connections

Referenced in I Spy: Schematics & Blueprints (2003) See more »

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Hungarian Dance No. 5
Written by Johannes Brahms
Arranged by Santa Ferenc, Jr.
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Hilarious sometimes, annoying at others

"I Spy" is an action comedy starring Owen Wilson as the opposite of your usual James Bond, and Eddie Murphy as the cocky boxer assigned to help him. Wilson and Murphy are pretty funny together, but sometimes their constant arguing gets overdone and rather old.

Still, the two have good chemistry and you will always be sure to laugh when you put on "I Spy". About the action, well, it's okay. It sure isn't as good as "Bad Boys" or "Bad Company", but that's not really what this film is geared for anyway. Plus, Murphy and Wilson are STILL ARGUING during the action (this is when it gets old!).

Entertaining, but a little annoying, I give "I Spy" a 6.5/10.


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