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True Lies

Release Date: July 15th, 1994

DVD Release Date: May 25th, 1999

R |2 hr 21 min

Plot Summary

Secretly a spy but thought by his family to be a dull salesman, Harry Tasker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is tracking down nuclear missiles in the possession of Islamic jihadist Aziz (Art Malik). Harry's mission is complicated when he realizes his neglected wife, Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis), is contemplating an affair with Simon (Bill Paxton), a used-car salesman who claims he's a spy. When Aziz kidnaps Harry and Helen, the secret agent must save the world and patch up his marriage at the same time.

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Tia Carrere, Art Malik, Eliza Dushku, Grant Heslov

Director: James Cameron

Genres: Action

Production Co: 20th Century Fox, Lightstorm Entertainment

Distributors: Argentina Video Home, 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Quest, Pursuit, Wife, 1990s, Hotel, Daughter

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    One of the best things about True Lies is that it's genuinely funny. show more

  • 88
    TV Guide Magazine

    On the surface, True Lies is an affectionate homage to James Bond movies, ratcheted up to meet the action/adventure expectations of today's audiences. show more

  • 100
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Director James Cameron always works on a mega- canvas, yet he's brought off something unique here. show more

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Awards

Nominated Visual Effects
Nominated Achievement in Special Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)