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Spy (2015)

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A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

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Paul Feig

Writer:

Paul Feig
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Bradley Fine
Raad Rawi ... Tihomir Boyanov
Melissa McCarthy ... Susan Cooper
Jessica Chaffin ... Sharon
Miranda Hart ... Nancy B. Artingstall
Sam Richardson ... John
Katie Dippold ... Katherine
Jaime Pacheco Jaime Pacheco ... Jaime the Gardener
Romain Apelbaum Romain Apelbaum ... DC French Waiter
Allison Janney ... Elaine Crocker
Rose Byrne ... Rayna Boyanov
Richard Brake ... Solsa Dudaev
Steve Bannos ... Alan the Bartender
Morena Baccarin ... Karen Walker
Jason Statham ... Rick Ford
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Storyline

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. Written by 20th Century Fox

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She's finally getting some action. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, violence, and some sexual content including brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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USA | UK | France | Hungary | Germany

Language:

English | French | Italian | German

Release Date:

5 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spy See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,085,719, 7 June 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$110,825,712

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$236,400,000, 31 December 2015
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Reportedly, the film was inspired by the re-boot of the official James Bond movie series, with Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig, which writer-director-producer Paul Feig said to show-business trade paper 'Variety' ranks as one of his favorite ever movies. See more »

Goofs

When Susan and Sergio are shown flying the Eurocopter helicopter, the aircraft is shown responding to them manipulating the "stick" (the cyclic), as if it were a conventional fixed-wing aircraft. The controls work entirely differently in a helicopter than in an airplane. When the helicopter begins to dive towards the lake for instance, Susan is shown pulling back on the cyclic. Doing this would result in a substantial climb in an airplane, but is not what primarily makes a helicopter climb. The cyclic moves the helicopter in a direction - forwards, backwards and to the side. The collective (the control on the left side of the seat that the pilot moves up and down), changes the pitch of the main rotor blades and create lift. To stop the descent, Susan should pull up on the collective. The helicopter doesn't react appropriately to any of the control movements we see either of them do. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bradley Fine: Baccarat. Exquisite.
[throws his champagne flute to the floor]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits is a OO7-esque sequence of fighting silhouettes, tracking sequences and false IDs. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray contains an extended cut with 10 minutes of extra footage. See more »


Soundtracks

Boum Boum Boum
Written by Mika and Doriand (as Laurent Damien Lescarrett)
Performed by Mika
Courtesy of Casablanca Records/Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A comedic American version of a James Bond movie.
7 August 2017 | by vsd324See all my reviews

Spy is an action comedy starring the versatile and hilarious actress Melissa McCarthy. This movie is an American version of a James Bond movie, with added humor—but not in the manner of movies like Johnny English (2003) or Mordecai (2015). It's not a parody. The movie has a rather serious and complex plot complete with red herrings and twists. I wouldn't say it's completely realistic, but it's just enough to make it very funny without being too outlandish. It reminds me of one of my all time favorite action comedies "True Lies" (1994), where in both films unlikely people are thrust into CIA missions. Susan Cooper (McCartney) is a CIA agent who works as a guide for Bradley Fine (Jude Law). While Fine is doing field work, he is equipped with cameras. Cooper watches these cameras and alerts Fine of oncoming danger. During a mission to stop the transferring of a nuclear bomb, the cameras begin to malfunction, Cooper's images become unclear, and Fine is shot. The CIA chooses to put Cooper on the field to continue Fine's mission. Cooper has been at her desk her entire career, however Cooper is considered a CIA agent and therefore is considered qualified to take on the mission, although she is seemingly far from fit for the job in many ways. Being that Cooper has always worked at a desk, she is completely unknown to the enemies and can thus work well undercover. Having worked with Fine all these years, and having deeper feelings for Fine than even he knew, Cooper feels it is her duty to avenge Fine's death. She sets off to Europe jumping from one crazy circumstance to another. She quickly become more than meets the eye as her quick wit and even physical abilities are unleashed. This is a great comedy filled with witty banter, British satire, slapstick comedy and even some raunchy humor. Stay for the credits—even they're funny.


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