True Lies

True Lies

4.4 9
Director: James Cameron

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold

     
 

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Borrowing liberally from the French film La Totale, this is an action picture, domestic comedy, and political thriller rolled into a crowd-pleasing ball of entertainment. Producer James Cameron wrote and directed the film. Henry Tasker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a workaholic computer salesman neglecting his mousy wife Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis), a legal secretarySee more details below

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Overview

Borrowing liberally from the French film La Totale, this is an action picture, domestic comedy, and political thriller rolled into a crowd-pleasing ball of entertainment. Producer James Cameron wrote and directed the film. Henry Tasker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a workaholic computer salesman neglecting his mousy wife Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis), a legal secretary. Simon (Bill Paxton) seduces Helen with the lie that he is a secret agent; he's really a used car salesman. Harry suspects that Helen is cheating on him, and he sends a few colleagues to kidnap them. Helen then discovers that Harry is a secret agent by night, working for a shadowy group called the Omega Sector. Harry and his partner Gib (Tom Arnold) are trying to find four nuclear warheads that have disappeared from a former Soviet republic. ~ Michael Betzold

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
A cheeky update of action hero films, notably the James Bond series, James Cameron's inventive, exciting opus has an instantly dated feel, but is so jammed with tricks up its sleeve it's hard to resist. His next filmed effort following mega-hit Terminator 2: Judgment Day, director Cameron packs his emblematic visual punch into every major set-piece, including a hair-raising finale involving a high rise building and a Harrier Jump Jet. The movie gleefully abandons close scrutiny almost to the point of sheer foolishness, but one could guess this was the point of the 007 films as well. The film made even more money than Cameron's previous efforts, but was greeted with jeers by both women's groups and people of Middle Eastern descent for its unflattering portrayals of both. The former is evident in a clumsy striptease performed by co-star Jamie Lee Curtis that many deemed sexist and unnecessary, the latter chiding the director for his representation of Arabs as villainous and lecherous.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/25/1999
UPC:
0086162162688
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
2:21:00
Sales rank:
1,247

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Arnold Schwarzenegger Harry Tasker
Jamie Lee Curtis Helen Tasker
Tom Arnold Albert 'Gib' Gibson
Bill Paxton Simon
Tia Carrere Juno Skinner
Art Malik Salim Abu Aziz
Eliza Dushku Dana Tasker
Grant Heslov Faisil
Charlton Heston Spencer Trilby
James Allen Actor
Mali Finn Actor
Karina Lombard Actor
Jane Morris Janice
Paul Barselou Old Guy in Bathroom
Charles Cragin Samir
Tom Isbell Reporter at Hi-Rise
John Bruno Custodian
Chuck Tamburro Helicopter Pilot

Technical Credits
James Cameron Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Jay Amor Stunts
Stephanie Austin Producer
Bobby Bass Stunts
Steve M. Boyum Stunts
John Bruno Special Effects
Conrad Buff Editor
Russell Carpenter Cinematographer
Jack Carpenter Stunts
Cindy Carr Set Decoration/Design
Wally Crowder Stunts
Pamela Easley Associate Producer
Kenny Endoso Stunts
Brad Fiedel Score Composer
Mali Finn Casting
Thomas Fisher Special Effects
Troy M. Gilbert Stunts
Mark Goldblatt Editor
Richard A. Harris Editor
Joseph Hodges Set Decoration/Design
Lawrence Kasanoff Executive Producer
Peter Kent Stunts
Joel Kramer Stunts
Robert Laing Art Director
Peter Lamont Production Designer
Billy Lucas Stunts
John Meier Stunts
Michael Novotny Art Director
Lee Orloff Musical Direction/Supervision
Charlie Picerni Stunts
Chuck Picerni Stunts
Aldric La'Auli Porter Asst. Director
Rae Sanchini Executive Producer
Robert Shriver Executive Producer
Marlene Stewart Costumes/Costume Designer
Scott Thaler Production Designer
Patricia Whitcher Production Designer

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