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Spy Hard (1996)



Critic Consensus: Leslie Nielsen's comic gifts are undisputed, but Spy Hard's lazy script and slapdash direction fail to take advantage of them.

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Dead pan Leslie Nielsen stars as Dick Steele, agent WD-40, in this uneven send-up of spy thrillers and other popular genres done in the hilarious style of the Zucker/Abrams "Naked Gun" series. WD-40 is a James Bondish sort who gets called from retirement to stop his nefarious megalomaniacal and armless nemesis General Rancor from overtaking the world. Steele receives assistance from tasty Russian agent Veronique Ukrinsky. Movies massacred in the ensuing chaos include Speed, Pulp Fiction, True Lies, Sister Act, Home Alone, Jurrassic Park and even Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Several stars also make cameos including Ray Charles, Mr. T., Pat Morita, Robert Culp, Dr. Joyce Brothers and Fabio.

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Leslie Nielsen
as Dick Steele, Agt. WD-40
Nicollette Sheridan
as Veronique Ukrinsky
Andy Griffith
as Gen. Rancor
Marcia Gay Harden
as Miss Cheevus
John Ales
as Kabul
Barry Bostwick
as Norman Coleman
Charles Durning
as The Director
Stephanie Romanov
as Victoria/Barbara Dahl
Ray Charles
as Bus Driver
Mr. T
as Helicopter Pilot
Elya Baskin
as Prof. Ukrinsky
Mason Gamble
as McCluckey
Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita
as Brian the Waiter
Joyce Brothers
as Tag Team Member
Brad Garrett
as Short Rancor Guard
Roger Clinton
as Agent Clinton
Robert Culp
as Businessman
as Himself
Robert Guillaume
as Agent Steve Bishop
Hulk Hogan
as Steele's Tag Team Member
Alexandra Paul
as Woman in Murphy Bed
Curtis Armstrong
as Pastry Chef
Tina Arning
as Dancer No. 1
Bruce Paul Barbour
as Stunt Double for Leslie Nielsen
William Barillaro
as Blind Driver
Michael Berryman
as Bus Patron with Oxygen Mask
Downtown Julie Brown
as Cigarette Girl
Stephen Burrows
as Agent Burrows
Keith Campbell
as Thug No. 2
Carl Ciarfalio
as Thug No. 1
Johnny Cocktails
as Postal Worker
Wayne Cotter
as Male Dancer
Rick Cramer
as Rancor Terrorist/Helmlich
Eddie Deezen
as Rancor Guard Who Gets Spit On
Joey Dente
as Dead Wise Guy--Goombah
Paul Eliopoulos
as Agent No. 1
Andrew English
as Paratrooper
Michael Lee Gogin
as Short Rancor Guard
Bruce Gray
as The President
Hollis Hill
as Agent No. 2
Brian Howe
as Clubhouse Bartender
Nia James
as Rancor Terrorist
Valentino Johnson
as Michael Jackson Look-alike
Elizabeth Kaitan
as Helicopter Ticket Agent
John Kassir
as Rancor Guard at Intercom
Austin Kottke
as Boy with Balloons
Kelly Lange
as Herself
Tara Leon
as Manicurist
Esau McKnight
as Skippy/Warrior on Cell Phone
Katherine Moffat
as Agent Moffat
Fran Montano
as Carny at Weapons Lab
Desiree More
as Herself
Ron Morgan
as Weapons Lab Worker
Joanne Nerlino
as Machine Gun Packing Nun Leader/Singing Nun
Mil Nicholson
as English Countdown Lady
Gayle Obodzinski
as Dancer No. 2
Gary Owens
as M.C. for Rancor Extortion Video
Tyler Patton
as Punk Leader
Julie Payne
as Mother Superior
Pee Wee Piamonti
as Fighting Rancor Guard
Jeff Sanders
as Bird-Calling Rancor Guard
Thom Sharp
as Agent Sharp
Shari Shattuck
as Stewardess
Pat Tanzillo
as Agent Tanzillo
Thuy Trang
as Masseuse
Angela Visser
as Georgeous Blonde
Reid Worthington
as Balloon Popping Boy
Maxi Anderson
as Singing Nun
Billie Barnun
as Singing Nun
Maria Del Rey
as Singing Nun
Linda Harmon
as Singing Nun
Carol Lombard
as Singing Nun
Jeanie Long
as Singing Nun
Sally Stevens
as Singing Nun
Tata Vega
as Singing Nun
Jeannine Wagner
as Singing Nun
Julia Waters
as Singing Nun
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Critic Reviews for Spy Hard

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (16)

The jokes come in sporadic volleys rather than the steady machine-gun pace of The Naked Gun and Airplane!, and, with a few exceptions, they are less truly aimed.

June 14, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Sporadically funny, but never more than a sting of crude gags.

June 4, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

As funny as Nielsen can be, like all comic actors he still needs the quick-thinking jokes and zingy one-liners to be genuinely funny.

June 4, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4

Spy Hard just comes off as a long commercial. And yes, that means most of the best moments you've seen in the movie's trailer.

June 4, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

More of a cinematic joke book than a real movie, Spy Hard hits you with gags faster than Henny Youngman on speed. Even when individual bits misfire, the unrelenting barrage of silliness can break down your resistance.

June 4, 2013

Spy Hard is a loose send-up of the Bond series and other overly expensive action flicks, but after Hot Shots! Part Deux and National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 who needs another action parody?

September 7, 2011 | Rating: C-

Audience Reviews for Spy Hard

Piece of poo! Scuba Site

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

Leslie Nielson does a funny James Bond spoof, which is actually better than some of the James Bond movies! I liked when he was attempting to sneak into someone's apartment, and ends up trashing the entire place.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

Another spoof starring Leslie Nielsen sending up Die Hard, Jame Bond and plenty of other action films. Will raise a few laughs but not the best spoof around.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

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