History Film / SpyHard

1st Jan '16 7:04:45 PM PsychoGecko
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** Not so with HulkHogan, who fares poorly in the fight and has to tag in Dr. Joyce Brothers, a media psychologist who wrote for Good Housekeeping. She does significantly better.
27th Dec '15 11:31:28 AM nombretomado
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** Don't forget the SisterAct spoof, another film that was already a comedy.

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** Don't forget the SisterAct ''Film/SisterAct'' spoof, another film that was already a comedy.
19th Dec '15 12:39:48 AM Statzkeen
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* DisposablePilot: Creator/MrT plays one of these in the opening sequence.
4th Dec '15 6:44:33 PM nombretomado
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''Spy Hard'' (1996) is an action-comedy movie that marked the film debuts of SeltzerAndFriedberg, spoofing spy and other action films. Creator/LeslieNielsen stars as [[Film/JamesBond Dick Steele]], Agent WD-40, opposite Nicolette Sheridan as his partner [[FemmeFatale Veronique Ukrinsky]], Agent 3.14, as the two try to stop the evil genius, General Rancor (AndyGriffith), from taking over the world.

The film was clearly aiming for the Zucker-Abrams-Zucker style of RapidFireComedy, but fell short and probably suffered from comparisons to the still-recent ''Film/TheNakedGun'' films, the last of which was released just two years before this flick. Still, it has its moments; and it's ''Film/CitizenKane'' compared to the movies that SeltzerAndFriedberg would go on to direct themselves. This makes a lot more sense when you consider it was Jason Friedberg's dad, ''Rick'' Friedberg, who both directed and wrote the final screenplay, proving the old adage that talent tends to skip a generation. (Not saying ol' Rick was a movie genius either).

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''Spy Hard'' (1996) is an action-comedy movie that marked the film debuts of SeltzerAndFriedberg, Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg, spoofing spy and other action films. Creator/LeslieNielsen stars as [[Film/JamesBond Dick Steele]], Agent WD-40, opposite Nicolette Sheridan as his partner [[FemmeFatale Veronique Ukrinsky]], Agent 3.14, as the two try to stop the evil genius, General Rancor (AndyGriffith), from taking over the world.

The film was clearly aiming for the Zucker-Abrams-Zucker style of RapidFireComedy, but fell short and probably suffered from comparisons to the still-recent ''Film/TheNakedGun'' films, the last of which was released just two years before this flick. Still, it has its moments; and it's ''Film/CitizenKane'' compared to the movies that SeltzerAndFriedberg Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg would go on to direct themselves. This makes a lot more sense when you consider it was Jason Friedberg's dad, ''Rick'' Friedberg, who both directed and wrote the final screenplay, proving the old adage that talent tends to skip a generation. (Not saying ol' Rick was a movie genius either).



** Basically {{Foreshadowing}} of SeltzerAndFriedberg's later films. They never do seem to know if the movie they're spoofing was a drama, or an actual comedy.

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** Basically {{Foreshadowing}} of SeltzerAndFriedberg's Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg's later films. They never do seem to know if the movie they're spoofing was a drama, or an actual comedy.
26th Nov '15 2:00:36 PM eroock
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!!'''This movie contains examples of:'''

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!!'''This !!This movie contains examples of:'''
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26th Nov '15 2:00:18 PM eroock
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->''All the action. All the women. Half the intelligence.''

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->''All ->''"All the action. All the women. Half the intelligence.''"''


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* JunglesSoundLikeKookaburras: Parodied. As a spy sneaks into a secret base in a Caribbean jungle, a bunch of jungle sounds can be heard, including the kookaburra call. Then the camera moves to the side a little, where we see that a guard is making all these sounds, while reading from a book: ''The Cries of Common Jungle Animals''.
1st Oct '15 9:01:12 PM Willbyr
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--> "I wasn't even in MyGirl 2!"

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--> "I wasn't even in MyGirl Film/MyGirl 2!"
2nd Sep '15 8:55:07 AM speedyboris
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* CharacterPanUp: Parodied; when Dick first meets Agent 3.14, there's an extreme close-up and pan up of what we think are 3.14's legs, only to reveal those legs are giant statues.
20th Aug '15 7:21:51 AM speedyboris
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* CharacterPanUp: Parodied; when Dick first meets Agent 3.14, there's an extreme close-up and pan up of what we think are 3.14's legs, only to reveal those legs are giant statues.
30th Jul '15 8:30:20 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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