True Lies (1994)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB

USA, 1994.  Twentieth Century Fox, Lightstorm Entertainment.  Screenplay by James Cameron, based on the screenplay La Totale! by , , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , James Cameron.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , , .  

Enormously fun James Cameron actioner, inspired by the French film La Totale!  Every morning,  says goodbye to his wife () for a day at his mundane office job, or so she thinks: what Curtis doesn’t know is that her husband leaves her every morning to serve his country in a top-secret spy job, one that requires fighting crime as a government assassination all around the world. One brilliant action sequence after another just won’t stop coming as Schwarzenegger gets involved in a scheme to save the world from terrorists who have taken hold of a nuclear weapon and threaten to harm millions of people with it. Once Curtis gets involved in the game, the delights continue with not only the action but the characters as well.

Academy Award Nomination:  Best Visual Effects

Golden Globe Award:  Best Actress-Musical/Comedy (Jamie Lee Curtis)

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