True Lies (1994) Poster



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Remake of 

La totale! (1991)

Edited into 

Hollywood Burn (2006)
5 Second Movies: True Lies (2008) (TV Episode)
movie is edited into short comedic clip
Tosh.0: Pixee Fox (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip used
Nostalgia Critic: X-Men (2019) (TV Episode)
Arnold's voice can be heard after the movie is referenced


The Bullwinkle Show (1959) (TV Series)
The Music Man (1962)
Goldfinger (1964)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Harry Tasker whistles "Edelweiss" when in the bathroom
Thunderball (1965)
Scorpio (1973)
First Blood (1982)
After seeing Harry kill dozens of terrorists, Helen says: "I married Rambo".
Blue Thunder (1983)
Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983) (TV Series)
Sally Jessy Raphael (1983) (TV Series)
Gremlins (1984)
The family's dog is called Gizmo.
Aliens (1986)
Total Recall (1990)
Hot Shots! (1991)
Scent of a Woman (1992)
The tango scene in the beginning
Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) (TV Series)
Harry Tasker calls the terrorists "Beavis and Butthead" when he's on his way to the bathroom.
Cliffhanger (1993)

Referenced in 

Dave's World: I Lost It at the Movies (1994) (TV Episode)
One of the movies playing at the theaters.
Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/Eric Clapton (1994) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Steve Martin during his monologue.
Donkey Kong Country: Exposed (1994) (Video)
Referenced by George Zachary when discussing the technology that Donkey Kong Country uses.
The Critic: Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice (1995) (TV Episode)
Jay flies a jet outside the window of a building like in the film
Biography: Charlton Heston: For All Seasons (1995) (TV Episode)
still shown
A Night to Die for (1995) (TV Short)
mentioned once
The Critic: I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show (1995) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in the film
At the Movies: Congo/The Glass Shield/Pocahontas/Fluke (1995) (TV Episode)
Referenced during a segment on Bob Dole.
Privacy (1995)
The films poster is emphasised in the beginning
Go Now (1995)
Animaniacs: A Hard Day's Warners/Gimme a Break/Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation (1995) (TV Episode)
Slappy enters the plane's cockpit and finds Harry and Helen Tasker there.
Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV Movie)
Tom Dewe Mathews mentions it. Also, video case is shown.
ER: True Lies (1996) (TV Episode)
title reference
Baantjer: De Cock en de moord onder de doktoren (1996) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Brute Man (1996) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Rondo Hatton, in 'True Lies'"
The Home Court: True Lies (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Melrose Place: True Fibs (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Troldspejlet i USA (1997) (TV Episode)
Mark Thompson shows a chopper that was used in the film
Batman & Robin (1997)
Arnold's character makes a "cool" pun in both films
Event Horizon (1997)
A character uses a gas pump like a flamethrower
20 Dates (1998)
The Simpsons: Das Bus (1998) (TV Episode)
In the DVD commentary, the writers explain that the moment the bus swerves before careering off the bridge is inspired by the fight in the limo between Helen and Juno before it swerves and flies off the bridge.
Kite (1998) (TV Mini-Series)
Bathroom shootout scene.
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 5 (1998) (TV Movie)
Mentioned while introducing Tom Arnold
Baantjer: De Cock en de moord op internet (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Matrix (1999)
Wild Wild West (1999)
James falls off a horse grasping the reigns telling the horse to back up in order to get on his feet.
'Halloween' Unmasked 2000 (1999) (Video)
Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/Fiona Apple (2000) (TV Episode)
Strip tease scene referenced during Mango sketch
Cum to Live (2001)
Movie poster in the house.
The Tailor of Panama (2001)
Jamie Lee Curtis was cast in this movie after having recently appeared in another spy movie, True Lies (1994). In both films, Curtis plays the wife of a husband who is a spy and lies to her.
Spy Kids (2001)
So Little Time: True Lies (2001) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
SpyHunter (2001) (Video Game)
One scene features bridges being blown up similarly to True Lies.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Aziz bangs on every bathroom stall while looking for Harry.
Showtime (2002)
The 'Alien' Saga (2002) (TV Movie)
Adaptation. (2002)
Hack: True Lies (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Alias: Echoes (2005) (TV Episode)
Sydney ripping her dress off. Sydney's impromptu transformation into a hooker echoes Jamie Lee Curtis' scene in True Lies.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Tango scene between a married couple, both of whom are secret agents.
Entourage: The Bat Mitzvah (2005) (TV Episode)
James Cameron mentions the film
Entourage: The Abyss (2005) (TV Episode)
Movie poster seen at Cameron's office
The Brief: Forever on the Mind (2005) (TV Episode)
Reference is made to Arnold Schwarzenegger's dancing in a 1994 movie.
The Kid & I (2005)
Poster on wall and explicit reference
The Exotic Locations of 'Licence to Kill' (2006) (Video)
It is mentioned that the Seven Mile Bridge filming location at the Florida Keys in Florida, USA has also featured in this movie.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
After Nick Angel throws Lurch into the freezer, Danny asks him if he said "Cool off" afterwards.
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
Gun fight in the bathroom
JCVD (2008)
one of the employees mentions it
Psych: Truer Lies (2009) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Nostalgia Critic: A Kid in King Arthur's Court (2009) (TV Episode)
It's stated rthe villain in this movie goes on to play the villain in True Lies
NCIS: Truth or Consequences (2009) (TV Episode)
Tony compares his interrogation to the 'True Lies' interrogation
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Michael Jackson's This Is It/The House of the Devil/Gentlemen Broncos (2009) (TV Episode)
A man on the streets says his favorite dance scene comes from this movie
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) (Video Game)
In multiplayer you can unlock a title for your callsign call "True Liar" by completing the challenge of getting the game-winning kill with a Harrier airstrike. In True Lies, the last terrorist is killed with a Harrier.
Bones: The Gamer in the Grease (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned on the Avatar preview
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.68 (2009) (TV Episode)
mention once
Brief Film Reviews: Avatar (2009) (TV Episode)
Mr. Coat says Avatar surpasses Cameron's work in this movie
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.70 (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Michelle Rodriguez as another James Cameron film
Scrubs: Our True Lies (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Legion (2010)
Kyle uses a gas pump like a flamethrower, just like Harry did in True Lies
Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora (2010) (TV Movie)
Mention once
Bad Movie Beatdown: Nighthawks (2010) (TV Episode)
detailing Schwarzenegger action flicks
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.118 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mike Sorrentino mentions the film that Jamie Lee Curtis starred in
The Beekeepers (2010)
Gary lists films that feature wireless earpeices.
Conan: Something Smelly That Way Went (2011) (TV Episode)
A guy dressed up as actor Tom Arnold in a skit mentions this movie
Chuck: Chuck Versus the A-Team (2011) (TV Episode)
Both have a fake interrogation scene with voice altering technology.
Saturday Night Live: Justin Timberlake/Lady Gaga (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Seth on Weekend Update
The Simpsons: At Long Last Leave (2012) (TV Episode)
Homer uses a gas pump like a flamethrower, just like Harry did in True Lies
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.107 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Jamie Lee Curtis was in the film
MythBusters: Hollywood Gunslingers (2012) (TV Episode)
An attempt is made to reproduce a scene where a machine gun is dropped down the stairs.
Continue?: Raid on Bungeling Bay (Nintendo NES) (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.122 (2012) (TV Episode)
Heather mentions the movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.65 (2013) (TV Episode)
Arnold Schwarzenegger compares "The Last Stand" to the film
The Vampire Diaries: True Lies (2013) (TV Episode)
Title is a reference.
The Exes: True Lies (2013) (TV Episode)
title reference
T.U.F.F. Puppy: True Spies/Bagel and the Beast (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Kite (2014)
Shootout in the bathroom
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Helen Mirren/James Cameron/Spoon (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy when introducing James Cameron
Bob's Burgers: L'il Hard Dad (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
RuPaul's Drag Race: Prancing Queens (2015) (TV Episode)
Brian McCook asks Jason Dardo, "do you know how to tango... Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis?"
Community: Modern Espionage (2015) (TV Episode)
Abed's and Annie's tango dancing during the spy operation references "True Lies."
The Cinema Snob: Black Is Beautiful (2015) (TV Episode)
"Meanwhile, in African True Lies..."
Tosh.0: Elephant Lady (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in comment
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.53 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Denise as the movie in which Jamie Lee Curtis says "I married Rambo!" during her Cash Builder round.
Beyond the Gates (2016)
VHS tape on video store shelf.
Real Time with Bill Maher: Episode #14.35 (2016) (TV Episode)
movie poster shown in Bill's final monologue
xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)
Becky accidentally drops a machine gun on the floor and shoots some bad guys, similarly to Helen in "True Lies".
What It's Like Trying to Be an Actor (2017) (Short)
Hollywood titles are apart of this short's plot.
Future Man: Pandora's Mailbox (2017) (TV Episode)
SIGORN-E tells Josh that he just told her a "true lie" (10:52 min).
Death Wish (2018)
Gun fight in the bathroom
Monkey in the Morning: #ThotAudit Taxing Boobs (2018) (TV Episode)
The movie comes up in a discussion about Jamie Lee Curtis' breasts.
Jay Dyer Livestreams: What You Freakin Missed in Terminator 1-3 (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie comes up in discussion.
Captain Marvel (2019)
Standee is shown in a Blockbuster store.
Lords of the Night: Go Beto Go (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie comes up in discussion.
Mortal Kombat 11 (2019) (Video Game)
The Terminator calls Jade the codename Doris.
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Street Trash (2019) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob mentions the film.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong With Captain Marvel In 16 Minutes Or Less (2019) (TV Episode)
Cardboard cutout shown at Blockbuster Video.
The Sock That Lives in My Laundry Basket (2019) (Short)
VHS tape is seen on the shelf.

Featured in 

The Making of 'True Lies' (1994) (TV Movie)
Short videoclips
Living Colour: Sunshine of Your Love (1994) (Video)
features clips from the film
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) (TV Special)
1995 MTV Movie Awards (1995) (TV Special)
Jamie Lee Curtis is nominated for "Best Female Performance," Tom Arnold is nominated for "Best Comedic Performance," Curtis and Arnold Schwarzenegger are nominated for "Best Kiss" and "Best Dance Sequence," and the film is nominated for "Best Action Sequence"
At the Movies: Villains: So Bad, They're Good (1995) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
Violence and the Censors (1995) (TV Movie)
rating discussed
Biography: Arnold Schwarzenegger (Paramount TV) (1995) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) (TV Movie)
main title shown
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) (Video)
footage shown
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
The Kid & I (2005)
Watches the movie on TV
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
When talking about bloodless violence vs. realistic violence.
Running with Arnold (2006)
Shows clip(s) from.
Best! Movies! Ever!: Rescues (2007) (TV Episode)
clips featured to illustrate the best rescues in movie history
20 to 1: Sexiest Movie Moments (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Jamie Lee Curtis's pole dancing scene.
Nostalgia Critic: Godzilla (2008) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 01: Sexiest Movie Scenes (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on the pole dancing scene.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Pluto Nash (2009) (TV Episode)
"Like that bit in True Lies..."
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.84 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of James Cameron's films
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.88 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Bill Paxton's films
20 to 1: Blockbuster Heroes (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Harry Tasker.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Mercenary for Justice (2011) (TV Episode)
recalling the fight in the restroom.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Cat Fights (2011) (TV Episode)
Nostalgia Critic: Child's Play (2011) (TV Episode)
"You're fired."
Special Collector's Edition: Mentiras arriesgadas (2012) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Titanic Review (2012)
Plinkett mentions that James Cameron directed this film; footage is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Over the Top Villain Deaths (2013) (TV Episode)
The death of Abu Aziz is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Terrorists (2013) (TV Episode)
Salim Abu Aziz is #7.
The Kirk Show: Camarathon (2013) (TV Episode)
"You're fired" scene
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Catfights (2013) (TV Episode)
Jamie Lee Curtis vs. Tia Carrere is #4.
Great MoVie Mistakes (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Action Movies of the 1990s (2014) (TV Episode)
True Lies is #4.
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 19 in the Countdown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Damsels in Distress in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Helen Tasker gets an honorable mention.
The Nostalgia Chick: True Lies (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Action Movie Villains (2014) (TV Episode)
Salim Abu Aziz gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Fights on a Plane (2014) (TV Episode)
Fighter Jet Fight gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Comedic Moments in Action Films (2014) (TV Episode)
Harry's Dream is #9.
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Thing from Another World: Eternal Vows #3-4 (2014) (TV Episode)
Arnold: "you're fired."
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Fights in Bathrooms (2014) (TV Episode)
Harry Tasker vs. Yusif is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Stunts (2014) (TV Episode)
Hanging from a Helicopter gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hanging on for Life Movie Scenes (2014) (TV Episode)
Jet gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes (2015) (TV Episode)
Fired gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Action Comedy Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
True Lies is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Action Movies of All Time (2015) (TV Episode)
True Lies gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Ways Arnold Schwarzenegger Can Kill You (2016) (TV Episode)
Firing you is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
True Lies is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Running Out of Time Scenes in Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Limo Chase gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Expensive Action Movies Ever Made (2018) (TV Episode)
True Lies, made on a budget of $100-$120 million, gets an honorable mention.
Movies with Mikey: In Defense of The Last Jedi (2018) (TV Episode)
Mikey used a joke from the debriefing scene is featured to illustrate a point.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Actors With Only One Good Movie (2018) (TV Episode)
Tom Arnold is #8 with True Lies.
Tamara's Never Seen: True Lies (2018) (TV Episode)
Tamara has never seen the movie until now
WatchMojo: Top 10 Action Movies That Should Have a Sequel (2018) (TV Episode)
True Lies gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Badass Movie Couples (2019) (TV Episode)
Harry & Helen Tasker get an honorable mention.
In Search of the Last Action Heroes (2019)
Film is discussed and shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies with Ridiculous Shooting (2019) (TV Episode)
True Lies gets a dishonorable mention with Cartoonishly Bad.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Action Movie Remakes of All Time (2019) (TV Episode)
True Lies is #6.


Some Like It Hot (1959)
At the very end of the movie, Harry and Helen dance a tango, respectively grabbing with their teeth the rose from the other's mouth.

Spoofed in 

The Critic: Lady Hawke (1995) (TV Episode)
Jay shows a clip from the sequel in which Tony Curtis replaces Jamie Lee Curtis
The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995) (TV Special)
Spy Hard (1996)
Kung kaya mo, kaya mo rin! (1996)
A number of scene from True Lies (1994) where copied in this movie.
Chicken Run (2000)
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Tru Lies (2006) (Video)
porn parody
Undercover Love (2010) (TV Movie)
A mother of two discovers her husband leads a double-life, and enters his spy life unwittingly.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Pilot (2013) (TV Episode)
Agent under influence of truth serum admits to beautiful woman to killing Bad People.

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