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Spy Hard (1996)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 24 May 1996 (USA)
Dick Steele, Agent WD-40 is assigned by his Director, to stop the evil General Rancor from destroying the world. WD-40 believed Rancor was dead and he teams up with the hot K.G.B. Agent Veronique Ukrinsky to find Rancor and save the world.

Director:

Rick Friedberg

Writers:

Jason Friedberg (story), Aaron Seltzer (story) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Nielsen ... Dick Steele 'Agent WD-40'
Nicollette Sheridan ... Veronique Ukrinsky 'Agent 3.14'
Charles Durning ... The Director
Marcia Gay Harden ... Miss Cheevus
Barry Bostwick ... Norman Coleman
John Ales ... Kabul
Andy Griffith ... General Rancor
Elya Baskin ... Professor Ukrinsky
Mason Gamble ... McCluckey
Carlos Lauchu ... Slice
Stephanie Romanov ... Victoria Dahl / Barbara Dahl
Joyce Brothers ... Steele's Tag Team Member (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
Ray Charles ... Bus Driver
Hulk Hogan ... Steele's Other Tag Team Member
Roger Clinton ... Agent Clinton
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Storyline

General Rancor is threatening to destroy the world with a missile he is hiding at his secret base. But to complete his goal, he needs a special computer chip, invented by the scientist Prof. Ukrinsky. Special Agent Dick Steele is assigned to the case, in order to prevent the worst. He teams up with Ukrinsky's daughter Veronique, who happens to be a KGB agent. Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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The Laughs Start Soon! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor and sexual innuendo | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

24 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Live and Let Spy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$98,176, 19 July 1996

Gross USA:

$29,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hollywood Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dr. Joyce Brothers: Dick Steele's second tag-team member. See more »

Goofs

When Steele puts on his golf polo, he leaves it untucked and the collar unbuttoned while he is talking to the "major babe". When he stands up from the bed, the collar is buttoned and the shirt is neatly tucked into his pants. See more »

Quotes

Kabul: Do you have lighter?
Dick Steele, Agent WD-40: I only use matches.
Kabul: Does your mother know you smoke?
Dick Steele, Agent WD-40: Yes. But I don't inhale.
Kabul: Kabul
[Steele gives him puzzled look]
Kabul: I'm Kabul
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Legal Advice: Kanwee, Cheatum and Howe See more »

Connections

Spoofs Thunderball (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Dixie
(uncredited)
Music by Daniel Decatur Emmett
[Played by the violinist.]
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Not One Of Leslie's Best
14 August 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

I've seen a few of Leslie Nielsen's spoof movies that were, indeed, funny for the most part such as his role as Dracula or in the takeoff of The Fugitive. However, this one - a parody of the James Bond film - just didn't have the quality or quantity of belly laughs, or laughs at all. It relies too much on slapstick and tired, overused jokes. To be fair, there are some funny scenes and parodies of other films but just not enough of them. The best part of the movie may have been the opening credits, which was an excellent takeoff on the memorable Bond openings.

I also thought they overdid the irreverence on the convent scene. It's typical Hollywood in which nuns and priests are portrayed as the opposite of what they are supposed to be (nuns with machine guns and disrespectful language??! Let's not overdo the satire.)

Well, at least it wasn't boring and it's wasn't overly long at just 81 minutes.


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