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Spy Hard (1996)

Leslie Nielson , Nicollette Sheridan , Rick Friedberg  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Leslie Nielson, Nicollette Sheridan, Charles Durning, Andy Griffith, Marcia Gay Harden
  • Directors: Rick Friedberg
  • Writers: Rick Friedberg, Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer, Dick Chudnow
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Letterboxed, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 13, 1999
  • Run Time: 81 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305428263
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,122 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Spy Hard" on IMDb

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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 service by The Agency. Teamed with the sexy agent 3.14 (Nicollette Sheridan -- BEVERLY HILLS NINJA), he's sent on his hardest mission ever ... to stop the evil General Rancor (Andy Griffith -- TV's MATLOCK) before he destroys the world! With high-flying laughs and high-voltage action, SPY HARD is the wackily entertaining comedy hit that has audiences everywhere howling!

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing special, yet it does entertain November 23, 2002
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.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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I loved this movie! It is a must see for anyone with a slight sense of humor. I was rolling in the ailes, and Yankovic's theme blows me away (Pun intended!)
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly FUNNY July 15, 1999
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Forget all the panners, downers and other pooh-pooh'ers. This thing is one laugh riot after another. Too many to mention. Give it a rest, guys. This is a parody, a spoof. I laughed all the way through even after the THIRD time I watched.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HYSTERICAL March 18, 2005
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!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Nielsen comedy September 17, 2009
If you like ridiculous gags, puns and satirical jabs then this movie is great. It's one of the all time stupid funny movies, from the time Weird Al sings the credits its non stop goofy. Leslie is showing his age and obviously can't do quite as much physical humor as in earlier movies. Regardless of faults it will make 80 minutes fly by. And as a bonus most women can't stand this type of humor so your wife will leave you alone, except for the occasional eye roll and guffaw as she walks past. (as if a movie about shared pants is more sensible)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Terrible, but Not Great either August 22, 2007
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I'm going to have to agree with most of the previous reviewers in saying that this is indeed not the best of films compared to other spoofs out there.
Spy Hard, following in the footsteps of Date Movie, Epic Movie, Shriek if You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th, and the Scary Movie series, is a parody of several films including James Bond, Home Alone, Pulp Fiction, and even Jurassic Park among others.
It is a humorous movie... at times. The casting is good, though most of the dialogues could have been a lot better. What it comes down to is that they could have and should have worked on the humor much more.
The girls are a great addition; Nicolette Sheridan was simply AMAZING!
Short appearances by Fabio, Hulk Hogan, Weird Al Yankovic, Ray Charles, and others did nothing really to significantly improve the mediocrity of this movie.
Overall, far from being a masterpiece, it just might provide for an evening's entertainment if one is in a really silly mood and/or intoxicated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LMAO
While cruising through (browsing) the available videos on Amazon, I came across Spy Hard. It is an old movie that I had never heard of but the cast was all dead so, I thought I... Read more
Published 2 days ago by William D. Marshall
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Every Dollar
Bought this together with the Naked Gun Trilogy. Shipment arrived in good condition and the quality of the disc was good. Loved every moment of it.
Published 29 days ago by Caleb Gwee
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
Leslie Nielsen in his comedic years! What else can I say? Slapsticky, silly, hilarious! Nothing is taken seriously and that is fabulous!
Published 1 month ago by Cathy M. Riso
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I have been trying to find the spy hard dvd for the longest time! Once I found it I knew I had to have it! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Heather Schwagel
3.0 out of 5 stars Spy Hard
It's a OK movie, I like Leslie Nielson, I find him funny, but movie is not one of his funnier movies.
Published 3 months ago by Hawthorne
5.0 out of 5 stars Where's my shoe phone
This is an off of the wall spoof about spying on other dictators. If you liked Airplane then this movie is for you .
Published 3 months ago by Leo Younglowe
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Great item I would recommend it! Totally met my expectations! The movie was enjoyable and what I thought it would be.
Published 4 months ago by M. Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Seems to get Funnier with each Viewing
I’ll admit that I did not like SPY HARD the first time I saw it in the theater. It grew on me. Leslie Nielson is amazing. Read more
Published 6 months ago by gobirds2
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
I saw this a long time ago and just had to own in my collection of movies love the movie
Published 7 months ago by Johnny
5.0 out of 5 stars leslie nielson fan
I enjoyed his other funny movies he did and this one is a great one to get if you are a fan on his movies.
Published 8 months ago by Kurt Mstoecklhuber
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