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Spy Hard
Spy Hard
Actors: Leslie Nielsen, Nicollette Sheridan, Charles Durning, Marcia Gay Harden, Barry Bostwick
Director: Rick Friedberg
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
PG-13     1999     1hr 21min

Here's the outrageous comedy hit that blends high-tech adventure with high-spirited humor for nonstop laughs! Big-screen funnyman Leslie Nielsen (NAKED GUN 33 1/3, AIRPLANE!) is the hilarious Agent WD-40, lured back into s...  more »

     

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Actors: Leslie Nielsen, Nicollette Sheridan, Charles Durning, Marcia Gay Harden, Barry Bostwick
Director: Rick Friedberg
Creators: Leslie Nielsen, Rick Friedberg, Doug Draizin, Jeffrey Konvitz, Aaron Seltzer, Dick Chudnow, Jason Friedberg
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Espionage, Comedy
Studio: WALT DISNEY VIDEO
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/13/1999
Original Release Date: 05/24/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 05/24/1996
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 21min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Dean S. (bought4life) from SMYRNA, DE
Reviewed on 2/10/2014...
Another great Leslie Nielsen flick..

This one, along with Wrongfully Accused and Dracula:Dead And Loving It, are the best movies he did after The Naked Gun film trilogy ended in 1994.

There are also a ton of familiar names making guest appearances throughout the movie..

Andy Griffith, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Ray Charles, Hulk Hogan, Robert Culp, Fabio Lanzoni, Robert Guillaume, Pat Morita, Talisa Soto, Mr. T, Alex Trebek, Downtown Julie Brown, and "Weird Al" Yankovic .. to name a few.

1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

HYSTERICAL
Jason Perdue | Mars | 03/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a huge fan of Leslie's goofball movies and outside of his Naked gun flicks,i thought this was the funniest. In fact,it's quite similar to the Naked gun movies as far as what Leslie does in the story and that cant be a bad thing! Very funny movie,and yes of course quite ridiculous!"
Nothing special, yet it does entertain
Priscilla Stafford | Yokohama, Japan | 11/23/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Leslie Nielsen is Dick Steele, code named Agent WD-40. When his deceased girlfriend's daughter, Barbara Dahl, (both played by Stephanie Romanov), is captured by the evil General Rancor (Andy Griffith), Agent Steele is sent to rescue her and to stop the General from his evil plans. With the help of the beautiful Veronique Ukrinsky (Nicolette Sheridan), there is a 'slim and remote' possibility that they might succeed! Will the duo be able to save the world? Also starring is Charles Durning as The Director who has a love for 'camouflage and disguises', Marcia Gay Harden as Miss Cheevus (say her name real fast ;), Barry Bostwick as Norman Coleman, and Elya Baskin as Professor Ukrinsky.Just looking at the names of the characters, I'm sure you suspect that this movie will have lots of puns, silly jokes, slapstick comedy, and stupid scenes. Your right! It's amazing how much silliness could be incorporated into this movie which parodies all forms of spy and action movies! The jokes at times work well though at times they fall completely flat. Also the same jokes are used a lot and come off a bit boring after many repeats. But some scenes do come off right and made my family roll off the couch laughing! Some of my favorite scenes:*Leslie Nielsen's 'kung fu' against the Russian agent.*
*Leslie Nielsen and Nicolette Sheridan making those ridiculous faces at each other in the airplane!
*The last 'battle' with the good guys versus the evil guys.But ultimately, 'Weird Al' Yankovic's opening credits is the best part of the whole movie! It was so extremely funny, he makes fun of some of 007 movie's opening credits. I gave this movie an extra star because of the great 'Weird Al' Yankovic.So, to put it all together, "Spy Hard" is nothing special though it has many entertaining qualities to it. Expect lots of silliness and stupidity. On the good side is that the movie is one 1 hr. and 20 min. lots, it does not get too boring and repetitive. I recommend the movie for those who love this type of slapstick comedy. The movie is rated PG-13 because of crude humor and some sexual humor. For this reason I recommend parents to see this movie before showing their children, but I suggest that very young children shouldn't watch "Spy Hard"."
You have to be in the mood for dumb comedy: 3 1/2 stars
Debbie Lee Wesselmann | the Lehigh Valley, PA | 04/10/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Okay, this is a dumb movie. What little plot there is only serves to connect a loosely arranged set of parodies and puns in true Leslie Nielsen form. However, if you're in the right mood, it can be a entertaining way to spend an hour and a half. Leslie Nielsen plays agent WD-40 who sets out to rescue agent Barbara Dahl (Stephanie Romanov) from the evil and prosthetic clutches of Doctor Rancor (Andy Griffith.) Beginning and end of story. Along the way, viewers are treated to send-ups of various movies and celebrity personalities. The humor is erratic, as the script is burdened with groaners and jokes that simply don't work as much as it is carried along with its laugh out loud moments. The sophomoric comedy often works because of the element of surprise: the best laughs come when the viewer is least expecting them. It helps if you're familiar with many of the films that "Spy Hard" parodies. The only brilliant part of this film is the Weird Al Yankovic segment during the opening credits. It is so funny on its own that it warms up the audience for more laughs. I don't think I would have been so willing to find humor in the silliness if Weird Al hadn't already started me laughing.This is pure sophomoric, spoof comedy in the spirit of National Lampoon and Saturday Night Live - all, of course, with the distinctive touch of Leslie Nielsen. Leave your intelligence at the door - and then settle down for some truly mindless, occasionally hilarious, comedy."