Spy Hard [WS] [DVD] [1996]

Rick Fridberg directs Leslie Nielsen in the spoof Spy Hard, which comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer, and a production featurette. This is a fine release from Disney/Buena Vista that boasts excellent sound quality.
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Special Features

  • Widescreen: 1.85:1 aspect ratio
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 audio
  • French language track
  • Production featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Chapter search

Synopsis

Spy Hard
The first of several sight gag and slapstick-rich comedies he produced without the team of Jerry Zucker, David Zucker, and Jim Abrahams, this lowbrow comedy from executive producer and star Leslie Nielsen suffers by comparison to his work with the "ZAZ" team. Nielsen plays Dick Steele, secret agent WD-40, called out of retirement to stop the world-conquering plans of his old nemesis, General Rancor (Andy Griffith), an armless madman determined to avenge himself upon Steele (who is responsible for Rancor's lack of appendages). With the help of Russian agent Veronique Ukrinsky (Nicolette Sheridan), Steele prepares to battle Rancor at his tropical island lair, where the daughter of Steele's long-ago love is being held captive. Along the way, such films as True Lies (1994), Speed (1994), Jurassic Park (1993), Pulp Fiction (1994), and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) are spoofed. Director Richard Friedberg had previously directed Nielsen in a series of automobile rental commercials and goofy "how-to" golf videos. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Leslie Nielsen
    Leslie Nielsen - Dick Steele (Agent WD-40)
  • Nicollette Sheridan
    Nicollette Sheridan - Veronique Ukrinsky (Agent 3.14)
  • Charles Durning
    Charles Durning - The Director
  • Marcia Gay Harden
    Marcia Gay Harden - Miss Cheevus
  • Barry Bostwick
    Barry Bostwick - Norman Coleman

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