|James Cameron Director||previously directed Terminator 2: Judgment Day|
A sort of homage to 80's action flicks, True Lies has Harry Tasker lying to his wife about being a secret agent...until she gets mixed up in the intrigue.
71 characters are killed in the film.31 More Trivia
During their escape from Aziz's base, Helen witnesses Harry take down several guards before muttering "I married Rambo."
Can you hurry up. My horse is getting tired.
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|Arnold Schwarzenegger||Harry Tasker|
|Jamie Lee Curtis||Helen Tasker|
|Tom Arnold||Albert Gibson|
|Charlton Heston||Spencer Trilby|
|Tia Carrere||Juno Skinner|
|Art Malik||Salim Abu Aziz|
|Eliza Dushku||Dana Tasker|
|Marshall Manesh||Jamal Khaled|
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Harry Tasker appears to be a normal husband with a normal family, he is a sale representative for a computer company, and frequently spends weekends away at sales conferences. But that's only what he tells his wife, in real life Harry is a spy for The Omega Sector, and isn't spending his time sitting in boring sales conferences but rather running anti-terrorist missions to help protect the US.
Tasker's latest mission takes him to Switzerland and discovers a new terrorist organization called The Crimson Jihad headed by a man named Salim Aby Aziz. Harry thinks an ancient antiques dealer, Juno Skinner, has close ties to the organization and Aziz himself. After his mission Harry follows up on Skinner back in the states and arranges a meeting at her workplace. On his way home Harry and his fellow spy Gib are followed by Aziz and some of his men. Harry beats Aziz's men and begins chasing Aziz through hotels and parks before narrowly losing him.
Helen Taker, Harry's wife, has begun to resent Harry for his frequent absences and thinks he might be having an affair. When Harry tries to make up his absences by surprising her with lunch he overhears Helen talking to "Simon", a man she seems to be seeing on the side. Harry begins to worry she is the one having an affair.
With all the tricks of working for Omega Sector on his side, Harry follows his wife to her meeting with Simon. Gibs and Harry discover Simon is a used car salesman who is pretending to be a super spy to help him seduce lonely housewives like Helen. After all his investigating, Harry decides enough is enough and orders both Simon and Helen kidnapped by his own agency. Helen is placed in an interrogation room and, using a one way mirror and voice distorter, Harry questions his wife about why she was seeing Simon and more importantly, if they ever had sex.
Learning his wife only wanted something more exciting than being married to a computer salesman, even though she never cheated and loves Harry, Harry lets Helen live out a small adventure. Telling her to pose as a stand-in hooker for a fake arms dealer named Boris, Helen must go to a hotel and charm Boris and plant a listening device in his room. Harry pretends to be the arms dealer and hides in the dark while using a coworkers voice recorded to disguise himself. Just as Helen fights off "Boris's" advances Aziz's men burst into the room and take both of them hostage.
Aboard Juno Skinner's private jet both are tranquilized until they arrive at the terrorist's hideout. Aziz reveals to Harry his stash of nuclear warheads which were hidden inside antiques shipped by Juno. The terrorists plan to detonate one device and hold the US hostage with the remaining bombs until their demands are met. Harry and Helen are taken to be questioned and Harry is given some truth serum. Under the truth serum Helen asks her husband about his double life and he admits to everything.
When Harry manages to escape with his wife they both assault the terrorist camp trying to stop their plan. During an explosion Harry appears to have been killed and Helen is kidnapped again by Aziz. The terrorists begin traveling to escape the island their on in order to detonate their first bomb as an example to the rest of the US. Gibs finds Harry with the help of a GPS device. In pursuit via helicopter, Gibs and Harry order nearby marines in Harrier jets to attack Aziz's convoy while it's traveling over a bridge. The convoy is destroyed and Harry is able to rescue his wife just seconds before the limo she was held in crashes over the bridge. They all land and Harry and Helen kiss, reconciling their mistakes.
But Gibs informs Harry that Aziz has kidnapped his daughter Dana and the terrorists have taken over the top floors of a high-rise that are under construction. Harry takes one of the Harrier jets and begins to assault the building. Aziz is prepared to detonate the remaining warhead when he discovers that Dana has stolen the key needed to arm the device. Harry sees Dana climbing out onto a large crane and being chased by Aziz. Harry is able to pull his daughter from danger and even though Aziz falls onto the harrier jet too, Harry jerks the plane causing Aziz to fall and grab onto one of the planes missiles, which Harry fires off, killing Aziz.
Over a year later the Taskers are now happy and much more of a family than before. But now both Harry and Helen are working for Omega Sector and, while on a mission at a fancy dinner party, spot Simon trying to lie to another woman about being a spy and totally not a waiter. The two scare Simon enough to make him cry and wet his pants in public. Helen and Harry celebrate by dancing the tango.
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|review||Relentlessly Entertaining and Funnier Than It Has a Right to Be (4 out of 5)||Olivaw|
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