Climb aboard the double decker Spice Bus and get ready for a madcap musical adventure with the sexy phenomenons of pop - the Spice Girls. An encounter with extra-terrestrials, a night in a haunted castle, and a moment of truth in a maternity ward are just a few of the escapades the endeavored upon as the Girls gear up for their first live concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.Written by
PolyGram financed the budget for this movie and had planned on releasing it in both the U.S. and the U.K. on December 26, 1997. But they were experiencing financial difficulties and couldn't commit to releasing it in the U.S. As a cost-cutting measure, PolyGram instead decided to retain domestic rights as well as finding a distributor to release it in the U.S. A rough cut was shown to various distributiors including New Line Cinema, Miramax Films, Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, MGM, and Universal Pictures (who later bought PolyGram in 1999). All of whom turned it down or made unsatisfactory offers to PolyGram. Ultimately, PolyGram sold Spice World to Columbia Pictures. However, some last minute editing made by Columbia delayed its original planned U.S. release from December 26, 1997 to January 23, 1998. See more »
It is believed that mobile phones are not allowed in hospitals. Hospitals do allow mobile phones, as long as they are not being used during appointments. See more »
But you do like boys, don't you, Geri?
Is the Pope a Catholic?
Apparently he is, yes.
[the next day]
And now, the latest news concerning the Spice Girls have questioned the religious conviction of the Pope, but suggesting that he might not be Catholic. We asked the Bishop of Candlemen what he thought.
It's a terrible suggestion! Almost blasphemous! Of course the Pope's a Catholic, otherwise he wouldn't've been invited to become Pope, would he? I'd like to know what evidence...
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The Spice Girls talk to the audience while the credits start to roll, saying things like 'Hey, look at those two in the back row snogging', and 'Hey, you - no, not you, the person behind you. . . I like your dress'. See more »
A special live song that was cut from the film is added at the end of the VHS release. See more »
This movie was never intended to be serious ART (for that, go watch "Hamlet"--pretty much any version). I'm way too old to be a Spice Girls fan; my husband and I saw this on cable, and my main reason for scanning it was to see Roger Moore.
Let's get the obligatory bashing out of the way: the Spice Girls can't act very well, they sing a little better, they've got a good media machine hyping them, a good arranger for their tunes, and I liked the "2 Become 1" video on MTV.
The script for this movie, however flawed, was a little gem. And in regard to all the other posters decrying Roger Moore's involvement in the movie, I recommend that you catch the flick on cable or rent the tape and watch Mr. Moore's scenes again, carefully. He's always in Chief's minimalist office/sitting room, there's no one there but the animals (and behind the cameraman are the lighting guys and the animal wrangler), and Mr. Moore works wonders with jaw-breakingly nonsensical dialogue. Not only all that, but he ended up with probably the most sophisticated and opulent wardrobe of anyone in the movie!
Oh, and for those folks who think Mr. Moore may have been desperate for money to do this movie--Do you remember that little programme on the telly back in the 60s? "The Saint"? Five series (seasons) in black and white and two series in colour? Mr. Moore was co-producer of the two color seasons and gets his bit whenever a videotape is sold or the package is aired, which is quite often on both counts. It's kinda like having an American 401(k) retirement plan, but with better music and clothes.
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