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True Lies (1994)

True Lies (1994)


Arnold Schwarzenegger
Jamie Lee Curtis
Tom Arnold
Tia Carrere
Bill Paxton

Directed by James Cameron

What is not to love in the movie True Lies?
The action is first class, the actors all performed excellently and the story is true cinematic mastery.

Over the years I have seen this action comedy plot reused and even this movie is a James Cameron adaptation or loose remake of the 1991 French comedy film La Totale!

This ensemble cast of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Tia Carrere, Bill Paxton, Eliza Dushku and Charlton Heston will leave you gapping for more adventure when the movie ends. As Cameron decided to not just make a movie about a man finding it hard to juggle life as a secret service and a father, but found a way to get all the members of the man’s family involved in a complex plot.

The movies visual effects are one to be remembered and the one liners will stick with you. It is amazing how this movie never got a sequel done, but with the way Hollywood is remaking things I will not be surprised if this movie gets a reboot.

James Cameron wrote, co-produced and directed this masterpiece which was both a critical and commercial success.
When it came to the Arnold's side kick Jamie Lee Curtis, her acting in this movie is one I will never forget. For her performance, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and the Saturn Award for Best Actress.

Cameron for his wonderful work won the Saturn Award for Best Director.

Although the movie has been criticized for being sexist and misogynistic, things you will notice quite clearly when you watch the movie. The leads behavioral pattern towards his wife at a time was unfair, but I can bet that was not the intent Cameron was hoping to pass across.

In case you have not been privileged to have seen this movie, the plot is about a U.S. government agent Harry Tasker. Harry is a great, but his major problem is his family. He is absent minded when it comes to his family and barely even notices the changes going on at home.

When things get heated up at work his paths crossed with a terrorist who has smuggled stolen nuclear warheads into the country, Harry must deal with him and his home as his wife and daughter seem to have secrets of their own.

True Lies is a wonderful movie, one I have seen numerous times enough to know I will have to get a copy to store in my archive for future viewings.


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