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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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:

$10,448,420, 27 May 1996

Gross USA:

$26,960,191

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,960,191
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hollywood Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The church that Dick follows a henchman into is named "Our Lady Who Never Had the Pickle". This was originally going to be the name of the hospital where Detective Nordberg (O.J. Simpson) was being kept in The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988). See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, a parachute jumper is shown from wider angle for a moment. You can clearly he is a stunt double, not Leslie Nielsen himself. See more »

Quotes

Dick Steele, Agent WD-40: Operator, get me Washington.
Operator: George?
Dick Steele, Agent WD-40: D.C.
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Crazy Credits

During "Weird Al" Yankovic's opening title sequence, he smacks away the "Spy Hard" title. Later when Al's own credit shows up, he glances over to it and nods approvingly. See more »

Connections

References Doctor Dolittle (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Nowhere Baby You Bet
Written and Performed by Chris Marshall
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I just love this movie.
30 November 2000 | by AmericanPanascopeSee all my reviews

Although I am a big Leslie Nielsen fan, you don't have to even know who he is to laugh hysterically at this one. First of all, I love the feel of this movie. The Secret Service headquarters is just full of secret crannies where weirdos are hiding. Especially the director's office. You always find something goofy hidden in there. In addition to Nielsen's trademark spotlight-stealing sight gags, there are many subtle insults, including the use of the Disney Animation Studio façade as the establishing exterior shot of the Agency headquarters (you can see the Seven Dwarfs in the architecture), and the fact that Agent 3.14, in addition to her number being pi, speaks with a huge French accent, even though she's Russian. I particularly love the character of Coleman. I always laugh when he sees the Rancor tape and utters a Bostonese "Gooed Gwad!". The characters are great in this. There is Steele's trusty sidekick Kabul (who has a different car in every scene), and Andy Griffith is an excellent villain. One of the best parts of this movie is Weird Al Yankovic's opening title song (spoofing Thunderball's).

For goodness' sakes, rent it if you haven't seen it yet. WATCH FOR THOSE CAMEOS!


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