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I Spy (2002)

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A professional athlete has to help a U.S. government agent recover a missing jet.

Director:

Betty Thomas

Writers:

Morton S. Fine (characters) (as Morton Fine), David Friedkin (characters) | 6 more credits »
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Kelly
Owen Wilson ... Alex
Famke Janssen ... Rachel
Malcolm McDowell ... Gundars
Gary Cole ... Carlos
Phill Lewis ... Jerry
Viv Leacock ... T.J.
Keith Dallas Keith Dallas ... Lunchbox
Tate Taylor ... Lieutenant Percy
Lynda Boyd ... Edna
Bill Mondy ... McIntyre
Larry Merchant ... Vegas Commentator
Sugar Ray Leonard ... Vegas Commentator
Jimmy Lennon Jr. Jimmy Lennon Jr. ... Vegas Ring Announcer
Joe Cortez ... Vegas Referee
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Storyline

When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World Class Boxing Champion Kelly Robinson, on a dangerous top secret espionage mission. Their assignment: using equal parts skill and humor, catch Arnold Gundars, one of the world's most successful illegal arms dealers, and foil his treacherous plans for the plane. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Attitude meets espionage See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Hungary

Language:

English | Hungarian | Russian

Release Date:

1 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I-Spy See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,752,803, 3 November 2002

Gross USA:

$33,561,137

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,279,822
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The movie's closing credits declare that the picture was: "Filmed on location in Vancouver, Canada and Budapest, Hungary". See more »

Goofs

When Alex and Kelly are in the sewer they are wearing their bow ties. While they are opening up to each other their ties are off, but when they emerge from the sewer the ties are back on. Taking them off makes sense, but why put them back on again and smarten themselves up *before* climbing out? See more »

Quotes

Hungarian Cop: [in Hungurian] Hands up! What's going on here?
Alexander Scott: [in Hungurian about Kelly] The black guy! The black guy mugged me!
Hungarian Cop: [tells Kelly in Hungurian to put his hands up]
Kelly Robinson: I'd like to file a complaint! Wait!
[being put into handcuffs]
Kelly Robinson: Why am I being arrested? Why am I the only one getting arrested? This is bullshit! He kicked me, too! He kicked me in my nuts!
[being put into police van]
Kelly Robinson: Why am I getting arrested if I got kicked in my nuts! How come you just arresting the black man? My nuts was kicked!
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Alternate Versions

The UK release has 1 second cut from the film (shot of a knife entering someone's leg and then being removed) to avoid a '15' rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in I Spy: The Slugafest (2003) See more »

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My Cherie Amour
Written by Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy and Henry Cosby
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User Reviews

Hilarious sometimes, annoying at others
18 July 2003 | by NoArrowSee all my reviews

"I Spy" is an action comedy starring Owen Wilson as the opposite of your usual James Bond, and Eddie Murphy as the cocky boxer assigned to help him. Wilson and Murphy are pretty funny together, but sometimes their constant arguing gets overdone and rather old.

Still, the two have good chemistry and you will always be sure to laugh when you put on "I Spy". About the action, well, it's okay. It sure isn't as good as "Bad Boys" or "Bad Company", but that's not really what this film is geared for anyway. Plus, Murphy and Wilson are STILL ARGUING during the action (this is when it gets old!).

Entertaining, but a little annoying, I give "I Spy" a 6.5/10.


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