True Lies [DVD] [1994]

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  • Release Date: 05/25/1999
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (48 out of 51)

Synopsis


True Lies
Borrowing liberally from the French film La Totale, this is an action picture, domestic comedy, and political thriller rolled into a crowd-pleasing ball of entertainment. Producer James Cameron wrote and directed the film. Henry Tasker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a workaholic computer salesman neglecting his mousy wife Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis), a legal secretary. Simon (Bill Paxton) seduces Helen with the lie that he is a secret agent; he's really a used car salesman. Harry suspects that Helen is cheating on him, and he sends a few colleagues to kidnap them. Helen then discovers that Harry is a secret agent by night, working for a shadowy group called the Omega Sector. Harry and his partner Gib (Tom Arnold) are trying to find four nuclear warheads that have disappeared from a former Soviet republic. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Arnold Schwarzenegger - Harry Tasker
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
    Jamie Lee Curtis - Helen Tasker
  • Tom Arnold
    Tom Arnold - Albert 'Gib' Gibson
  • Bill Paxton
    Bill Paxton - Simon
  • Tia Carrere
    Tia Carrere - Juno Skinner



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews

95%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic!

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    AandJ091108
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    Classic cheesy action movie, but with a strong female co-lead and a great family dynamic. This is one I come back to over and over again because of the humour, the strong character played by Jamie Lee Curtis, and the amusing interplay between her character and that of Arnold Schwarzenegger. This is the story of a secret agent, his wife's discovery of his role, and the clash when his work life and his home life collide. Arnold's character is solid, but doesn't really change much throughout the movie. However, it is a joy to watch Jamie Lee Curtis' character blossom from a woman flirting with danger because she is bored with her home life and her work life, to a strong asset in her own right. She stands up for herself throughout, and I always love watching her character.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Epic 90's Action Flick!!

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    MovieWatcher89
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    I've been waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting for this movie to come out on blu ray. Finally, I got sick of waiting and just bought it on DVD. I remember watching this as a kid and had it on VHS. This is a James Cameron/Arnold Schwarzenegger movie that I feel like a lot of people have forgotten and don't give enough credit to. Great action, great characters, and hysterical dialogue. This is definitely a gem in Arnold's career. Unfortunately, the DVD is pretty bare-bones. Not much in the way of special features. But I would say that if you're a fan of this film, then you'll enjoy this none the less. I'm still holding out hope that this movie will one day be given the blu ray treatment!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great movie AWFUL DVD

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    Sabre
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    True Lies was my first action movie I'd ever seen as a kid. Now, granted, why a kid saw this movie at my age, God knows why. The movie is great, Lots of action and comedy with Arnold, Jamie, and Tom. The only problem with the DVD is the format! It's not full or wide screen. It looks odd. I don't know the technical term for it but it's pan pasted or something like that. It maintains the full quality of the film, but looks like a box in the middle of screen. I can't enjoy the movie that way. It was a great price, but until they release a better format, I wouldn't buy the DVD.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Action Flick

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    Bobmeister85
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    As big a fan as I am of the Terminators (1 & 2, that is), I like this film just as much. It has the perfect blend of action & humor, and the casting is perfect. My only gripe is that Cameron hasn't released this film on blu-ray yet, a restored edition of this on BR would be superb. Other than that, great quality picture & sound for a DVD, very well balanced. Makes a good addition to the collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great action movie

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    KeithDouble
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    One of James Cameron's best. Just a good action movie with a good story. A lot of good stunt work. This is before they green screened everything. This movie is also funny. Has some great comic relief. And the striptease by Jamie Lee Curtis is superb. Love this movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Waiting for the Blu-ray version

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    backintime
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    Love the crisp night shots in Cameron's movies. Arnold is great as always and True Lies is worth watching again and again. Great storyline combined with consistent cinematography. I'm waiting for the blu-ray version or even more advanced release to come out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What's Not to love

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    bglmom
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    This is an old movie for sure, but one of my favorites. Arnold, Jamie Lee are at their best in this movie. I have always wished they teamed up for a sequel. Comedy, suspense. Tom Arnold is a wonderful addition to this cast. I love this move!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Action, humor, and romance.

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    Terri
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    I enjoyed this movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis who kept me intrigue and the late Bill Paxton was comical. Lots of action and suspense yet funny. A must see.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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