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

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Paul Feig
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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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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 »

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Action | Comedy

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

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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 »

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Bullet fired by Agent Artingstall that hit De Luca should have also stuck Agent Cooper. An exit wound was shown on his chest. There should have also been blood splatter on Agent Cooper. See more »

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

Actor Mitch Silpa's character is credited as Colin ( name stricken ) Fredrick See more »

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


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String Quartet, G Major - 2nd Mvt.
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Courtesy of APM Music
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Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant on crack. I'll explain in my review...
10 March 2019 | by rooprectSee all my reviews

In the late 1930s through early 1940s ('38-'40 to be precise), there was a barrage of slick comedies characterized by witty, cheeky, rapid-fire dialogues between characters without so much as a breath between jokes, let alone hold for audience reaction. To me, the pinnacle of this achievement was the pairing of Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant, both fast-talking sultans of sarcasm, in films like "Bringing Up Baby", "Holiday" and "The Philadelphia Story". Here, nearly a century later, we revisit that style but ramped up on crack, to the point where, after seeing the movie, I had to google the script to see what I missed while laughing my arse off--and laughing it off all over again.

Let me give you an example. The following exchange between "Ford" (Jason Statham) and "Susan" (Melissa McCarthy) is crammed into the space of probably 10 seconds at most, with Jason firing off his lines like a Chicago Gangster with a cockney accent and Melissa quietly interjecting, unnoticed, barely giving him time to reload before his next strafing.

FORD: You really think you're ready for the field? I once used defibrillators on myself! I put shards of glass in my fn' eye! I've jumped from a high-rise building using only a raincoat as a parachute and broke both legs upon landing; I still had to pretend I was in a fing Cirque du Soleil show! I've swallowed enough microchips and s*** them back out again to make a computer. This arm has been ripped off completely and re-attached ...with THIS fing' arm..!

SUSAN: I don't know that that's possible... I mean medically...

FORD: During the threat of an assassination attempt, I appeared convincingly in front of congress as Barack Obama..!

SUSAN: In blackface? That's not appropriate.

FORD: I watched the woman I love get tossed from a plane ...and hit by another plane mid-air! I drove a car off a freeway on top of a train while it was on fire. Not the car, *I* was on fire..!

SUSAN: Jesus you're intense.

I don't think I need to say much more in my review; if you like that style of banter (not so much banter as jackhammer) comedy, don't miss "Spy". Written and directed by Paul Feig who brought us many episodes of The Office before his big screen breakthrough "Bridesmades" and worthy follow-up "The Heat", here in "Spy" we get the third of his brilliant comedies starring the incomparable Melissa McCarthy. In this case, the script is amped up the most of all with so many hilarious lines that you really have to check out the imdb quotes section afterwards to see what you missed, then watch it again.

The plot? Who cares. Something about spies and nukes and hot Bulgarian villains played by Rose Byrne who really channels her inner Cruella Deville only without the dog skin furs, instead opting to dress, as one character points out, "like a slutty dolphin trainer".

If it's possible, EVERY character steals the show. From Melissa (obviousy) down to the bit part of the villain's blonde male henchman who has only 6 lines (and whom Melissa taunts: "I don't see a man. I see a reject from The Sound of Music.")

So watch this movie while you can. I don't know if witty, snappy, script-driven comedies like this will follow but I'd love to see. In the same way Hepburn/Grant defined the comedic style of the 1940s, or in the same way the Zucker-Abraham-Zucker team defined comedy of the 1980s ("Airplane!", "Top Secret!"), here another 40 years later we get a smart, stylish, characteristic brand of comedy that I think our generation can be proud to laugh hysterically to.


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Release Date:

5 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,085,719, 7 June 2015

Gross USA:

$110,825,712

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$235,666,219
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Runtime:

| (extended cut)

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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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