True Lies

  • 15
  • James Cameron (1994)
  • US
  • 134 min
True Lies
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Until the arrival of GoldenEye, this knowing spy yarn that reunited Arnold Schwarzenegger with his Terminator director James Cameron was the nearest thing in years to a great James Bond movie. Arnie plays the unshaken, unstirred secret agent, always saving the world in time to get home for dinner with his wife and kids, who are blissfully unaware of his dangerous job. Aside from the truly spectacular action, there's exceptional comedy support from Tom Arnold and a winning performance from Jamie Lee Curtis, who transforms from timid housewife to confident heroine. It may be wildly implausible and a trifle misogynistic, but, on a pure excitement level, Cameron's blockbuster is unbeatable entertainment.

Plot Summary

Action comedy starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis. Harry Tasker is a secret agent posing as a computer salesman, and his bored wife Helen has no idea about his double life. When Tasker suspects Helen of having an affair, he triggers a chain of events that plunges her into his dangerous world of espionage.

Cast and crew

Cast

Harry Tasker
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Helen Tasker
Jamie Lee Curtis
Gib
Tom Arnold
Simon
Bill Paxton
Juno
Tia Carrere
Aziz
Art Malik
Dana
Eliza Dushku
Faisil
Grant Heslov
Khaled
Marshall Manesh
Colonel
James Allen
Spencer Trilby
Charlton Heston

Crew

Director
James Cameron

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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