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9th Mar '17 5:26:35 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself

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* GunsAkimbo

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* GunsAkimboGrievousBottleyHarm: Helen's fight with Juno ends with Helen braining her a couple times using a wine bottle. Surprisingly, the bottle holds up.



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* HellHotel

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28th Feb '17 10:59:11 AM speedyboris
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* HypocrisyNod:
--> '''Harry''': Put a tap on her phone.\\
'''Gib''': What? I already did that.\\
'''Harry''': I'm talking about Helen's. Put a tap on her office line and the house. Now.\\
'''Gib''': Come over here for a second. That sounds great. I want to ask you about something. I got two words to describe that idea: In-sane. An unauthorized wiretap's a felony. You know that.\\
'''Harry''': ''(pushes him against a wall)'' And you're doing it twenty times a day!... so don't give me that crap. Do it.
20th Feb '17 1:19:37 PM DrNoPuma
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* SinisterTangoMusic: Played with. Arnold's character has a weakness for the Tango and dances it with his sexy but evil target. At the end, he dances another with the wife he loves, inconveniencing their partner in the van.
27th Jan '17 2:02:10 PM StarSword
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* ShoutOut: When Harry's disguised voice identifies Helen's contact as "Boris" and starts to identify her, she pipes up, "[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Natasha?]]"

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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When Harry's disguised voice identifies Helen's contact as "Boris" and starts to identify her, she pipes up, "[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Natasha?]]"Natasha?]]"
** After Harry demonstrates his fighting chops to Helen, she blurts out, "My God, I married Film/{{Rambo}}!" (Ahnold and Creator/SylvesterStallone tease each other a lot in the movies.)
27th Jan '17 1:58:57 PM StarSword
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* HeroStoleMyBike: Hero stole my ''horse''! That is, Harry steals a DC police horse from an officer while pursuing Aziz on foot.



-->'''Helen:''' NO! I DID (slams glass) NOT (slam) SLEEP (slam) WITH HIM!!! (slam slam)
-->'''Gib:''' [[DeadpanSnarker I think maybe she's telling the truth.]]

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-->'''Helen:''' NO! I DID (slams glass) NOT (slam) SLEEP (slam) WITH HIM!!! (slam slam)
-->'''Gib:'''
slam)\\
'''Gib:'''
[[DeadpanSnarker I think maybe she's telling the truth.]]



* RunningGag: "Sorry!" Said by Harry after he does various things like steal a horse from a mounted police officer, ride said horse through a luxury hotel, and pancake a police car with the nose gear of a Harrier jet while taking off.



--> '''Harry:''' You know my handcuffs?
--> '''Samir:''' Mmm-hmm.
--> '''Harry:''' ''[holds up his hands]'' I picked them. ''[proceeds to do exactly what he just said he would]''

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--> '''Harry:''' You know my handcuffs?
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handcuffs?\\
'''Samir:''' Mmm-hmm.
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Mmm-hmm.\\
'''Harry:''' ''[holds up his hands]'' I picked them. ''[proceeds to do exactly what he just said he would]''
27th Jan '17 1:54:24 PM StarSword
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[[ForeignRemake Based upon the 1991 French movie]] "[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103103 La Totale]]" by Claude Zidi, from which it kept most of the plot, transported it to the USA, and ran it in typical Hollywood style which, honestly, [[AdaptationDistillation tends to work pretty well for action comedy]].

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[[ForeignRemake Based upon the 1991 French movie]] "[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103103 La Totale]]" by Claude Zidi, from which it kept most of the plot, transported it to the USA, and ran it in typical Hollywood style which, honestly, [[AdaptationDistillation tends to work pretty well for action comedy]].
comedy]]. It spawned a top-down shooter LicensedGame of same title on [[UsefulNotes/TheFifthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames fifth-generation consoles]] and the UsefulNotes/GameBoy.


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* BilingualBonus: The part where Harry {{Blah Blah Blah}}s a RousingSpeech by Aziz. [[https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20070419-00/?p=27183 The first part of the rant literally is "We shall triumph over the evil Americans" and the rest is complete gibberish.]]


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* BlahBlahBlah: Harry translates a RousingSpeech by Aziz as, "We are set on our course. No force can stop us now. We're cool, we're badasses, blah, blah, blah, blah." [[https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20070419-00/?p=27183 This is actually more or less literal.]]
19th Jan '17 7:30:12 AM MrDeath
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--> '''Harry:''' Pretty much.
--> '''Helen:''' ...yep, it's working.

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--> '''Harry:''' Pretty much.
Yep.
--> '''Helen:''' ...yep, '''Helen:''' I'd say it's working.
19th Jan '17 7:21:04 AM MrDeath
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* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Or would do that, as it were. Twice, the tape Harry has recorded for Helen's "secret mission" anticipates she'll do something (unzipping her dress, dancing) awkwardly and corrects her, instructing her to do it in a more sexy way. Subverted when it says to slide her nylons off -- she isn't wearing any. Harry has to hastily fast-forward a bit to get to the next part.
24th Nov '16 4:32:48 AM fearlessnikki
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* {{Adorkable}}: Helen's dancing while she's undercover. Especially when she briefly falls over and gets back up to continue dancing (which was Jamie Lee Curtis actually falling down).



* BrutalHonesty: Gib to Harry regarding Helen's affair:

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* BrutalHonesty: BrutalHonesty:
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Gib to Harry regarding Helen's affair:



** Exploited by Helen to see if the truth serum on Harry is working. He tells her to ask him something he'd normally lie about.
--> '''Helen:''' Are we going to die?
--> '''Harry:''' Pretty much.
--> '''Helen:''' ...yep, it's working.



* DesignatedGirlFight

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* DesignatedGirlFightDesignatedGirlFight: Harry never fights Juno himself. That's for Helen to do.



* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: [[spoiler: At the end when Helen has become a spy too, her short hair has grown out long]].



* FanServicePack: When Helen 'goes undercover' as a prostitute named Michelle. She arrives at the hotel wearing a rather modest dress. Through some RipTailoring she makes it sexier, pushes up her boobs and slicks her hair back with water. And of course her glasses go.



* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Daughter]]
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Helen, feeling unappreciated by Harry and trapped in a mundane lifestyle, longs for something exciting to happen in her life, which draws Simon to her as he's learned to exploit this need in married women.

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* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Daughter]]
Daughter]]: It's revealed that Dana is being held prisoner in the film's third act.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Helen, feeling unappreciated by Harry and trapped in a mundane lifestyle, longs for something exciting to happen in her life, which draws Simon to her as he's learned to exploit this need in married women. [[spoiler: She gets her wish by becoming a spy too at the end]].



* InstantThunder: At least partially averted. The atomic blast is seen long before we hear it, but since the "minimum safe distance" is stated to be 12 miles, it should've taken at least a minute for the sound to be heard.

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At least partially averted. The atomic blast is seen long before we hear it, but since the "minimum safe distance" is stated to be 12 miles, it should've taken at least a minute for the sound to be heard.



* KubrickStare: When Harry finds out his wife is cheating on him, [[http://imgur.com/YIPTpRx he gives her one of these during dinner]].

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When Harry finds out his wife is cheating on him, [[http://imgur.com/YIPTpRx he gives her one of these during dinner]].


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* ProgressivelyPrettier: In the epilogue [[spoiler: Helen's mousy appearance has become more glamorous. She's no longer wearing glasses and her hair is longer. Presumably she's expected to be more glamorous as a spy]].
22nd Nov '16 5:48:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* DiveUnderTheExplosion: Harry dives underwater to avoid getting burned by a gas explosion.
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