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 Claude Zidi, Simon Michael, Didier Kaminka. Cinematography by Russell Carpenter. Produced by Stephanie Austin, James Cameron. Music by Brad Fiedel. Production Design by Peter Lamont. Costume Design by Marlene Stewart. Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV, Mark Goldblatt, Richard A. Harris. Academy Awards 1994. Golden Globe Awards 1994.
Enormously fun James Cameron actioner, inspired by the French film La Totale! Every morning, Arnold Schwarzenegger says goodbye to his wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) 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.