TRUE LIES (Theatrical Release USA 1994)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

True Lies—good onscreen chemistry among casted characters—creates a just fun to watch movie that does not hamper itself with excess baggage. It is what it is and does not apologize for it and with that attitude invites its audience to sit back and just enjoy the ride. The adult comedy rolls lightly with a few sexual references. The special effects are memorable and beg for a re-watch. It’s a classic B-grade Arnold Schwarzenegger film that earns its time and money spent.

Storyline

A USA agent handles the possibility that his wife is having an affair while trying to prevent terrorists from illegally transporting nuclear weaponry.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director James Cameron for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Lawrence Kasanoff, Rae Sanchini, and Robert Shriver for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Harry Tasker (Arnold Sc
hwrzenegger), Helen Tasker (Jamie Lee Curtis), Albert Gibson (Tom Arnold), Simon (Bill Paxton), Juno Skinner (Tia Carrere), Salim Abu Aziz (Art Malik), Dana Tasker (Eliza Dushku), Faisil (Grant Heslov), Spencer Trilby (Charlton Heston), Jamal Khaled (Marshall Manesh), Colonel (James Allen), Boathouse Guard (Dieter Rauter), Janice (Jane Morris), Allison (Katsy Chappell), and Charlene (Crystina Wyler).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Director James Cameron catches the playfulness of the story and ensures that it works onscreen.

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