True Lies

20th Century Fox Released 1994




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True Lies

Movie Summary

James Cameron

Harry Tasker an agent so top-secret not even his wife knows about his second life. Helen Tasker thought she married a boring computer salesman. In truth, Harry Tasker works for Omega Sector, an elite squad of secret agents led by Spencer Trilby. Harry manages to keep his secret but begins to suspect that Helen may have a few secrets of her own, such as having an affair with car salesman Simon. He convinces his partners Gibson and Faisil to help him keep an eye on her. Meanwhile, an international terrorist plot involving Juno Skinner and Salim Abu Aziz swoops both the Taskers into an intricate cat-and-mouse game of global proportions.


Metacritic Score

  • 90

    The New York Times

    Much of the appeal of True Lies comes from the smooth grafting of battle-of-the-sexes comedy onto a high-tech action picture.

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The director, James Cameron, is a master of action (he worked with Schwarzenegger on "Terminator 2"), and when he's doing his thing, no one does it better.

  • 40

    Variety Brian Lowry

    Yet even with its ribald laughs and spectacular action sequences (clearly seeking to up the ante on the latter front), the movie gets mired in a comedic midsection that wears the a...

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    • Production Budget - $115,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $146,282,411 (3rd)
      Worldwide Gross - $378,882,411 (3rd)

      Domestic Adjusted fro 2013 - $285,565,664
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $752,233,692

    • Production Companies:
      Lightstorm Entertainment

    • Filming locations include:
      Santa Clarita, California
      Sierra Madre, California
      Los Angeles, California
      Asheville, North Carolina
      Baltimore, Maryland
      Bethesda, Maryland
      Soda Springs, California
      Chinatown, Washington, District of Columbia
      Universal Studios, Universal City, California
      Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia
      Greenwich Studios, Miami, Florida
      Washington, District of Columbia
      Key West, Florida Keys, Florida
      Marathon, Florida
      Newport, Rhode Island
      San Diego, California
      Columbia/Warner Bros. Ranch, Burbank, California
      Toronto, Ontario, Canada
      Virginia Key, Florida
      Downtown, Los Angeles, California

    • Tagline:
      When he said I do, he never said what he did.

    • Music:
      I Never Thought I'd See the Day
      Written by Sade Adu and Leroy Asbourne
      Performed by Sade
      More than a Woman
      Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
      Performed by The Bee Gees
      Alone in the Dark
      Written and Performed by John Hiatt
      Written and Performed by Mother Tongue
      Sunshine of Your Love
      Written by Pete Brown, Jack Bruce, and Eric Clapton
      Performed by Living Colour
      The Blue Danube
      Written by Johann Strauß
      Performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra
      Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
      Darkness Darkness
      Written by Jesse Colin Young
      Performed by Screaming Trees
      Por Una Cabeza
      Music by Carlos Gardel
      Lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera
      Performed by The Tango Project
      Springtime Voices, Waltz op 410
      Music by Johann Strauß
      Liebeslieder Waltz, Op.114
      Music by Johann Strauß

    • Academy Awards Nominations:
      1. Visual Effects


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Thrillers, Romantic Comedy, 90s, Love & Romance, Classics