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The Spy Next Door (2010)

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Former C.I.A. spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids, who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau.

Director:

Brian Levant

Writers:

Jonathan Bernstein (screenplay), James Greer (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Bob Ho
Amber Valletta ... Gillian
Madeline Carroll ... Farren
Will Shadley ... Ian
Alina Foley ... Nora
Magnús Scheving ... Anton Poldark (as Magnus Scheving)
Billy Ray Cyrus ... Colton James
George Lopez ... Glaze
Katherine Boecher ... Creel
Mia Stallard Mia Stallard ... Cute Girl
Maverick McWilliams Maverick McWilliams ... Chad
Quinn Mason Quinn Mason ... Carl
Margaret Murphy ... Mom
Esodie Geiger ... Principal
Arron Shiver ... Scientist
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Storyline

Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids (who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau). When one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, Bob's longtime nemesis, a Russian terrorist, pays a visit to the family. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Spying is easy, babysitting is hard. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of action violence and some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Production Notes

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Chinese | Russian

Release Date:

15 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spy Next Door See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,877,043, 17 January 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,268,828, 28 February 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jackie Chan was instantly attracted to the script and the comic possibilities of his character's particular challenge, which was winning over the distrustful children of the woman he loves. See more »

Goofs

Early on in the film when Bob rescues the cat, it's 2 completely different cats. The cat on the roof, and the cat the little girl is holding are different. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nora: Mom! Jethro's eating my underwear!
[pronounced 'unduweahw']
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from the film play during the end credits. See more »


Soundtracks

One Way or Another
Written by Nigel Harrison and Debbie Harry
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of Capital Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Chan Plays a Cool Funny Spy in a Done-to-Death Story
18 May 2010 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

OK, where story is concerned, there's nothing new here. Chan plays a spy on the verge of retirement because he wants to settle down with his girlfriend Gillian (Amber Valetta) and her annoying kids. Now the kids hate Chan and Gillian has to leave for a couple of days in order to spend some time with her ailing father. So who offers to look after the kids? It's not hard to see how clichéd the story is but it is Jackie Chan with his creative stunts who makes this a fun watch. The actor's flair for comedy has become common knowledge and he is as energetic as ever. Moreover, his pairing with the beautiful Valetta is refreshing. Valetta doesn't get much to do other than play the usual girlfriend/divorcée/mom of three but she holds her own. The rest of the cast is forgettable. The child actors are initially very annoying. They sort of grow on you as the film proceeds. Overall, the film is nothing out of the ordinary. It doesn't even compare to a majority Chan's superior works but at best it's an amusing one-time watch.


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