Talk:True Lies

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why is this informatin missing?[edit]

This is on James Cameron's wiki: Before the release of T2, Schwarzenegger came to Cameron with the idea of remaking the French comedy La Totale! Titled True Lies, with filming beginning after T2's release, the story revolves around a secret-agent spy who leads a double life as a married man, whose wife believes he is a computer salesman. Schwarzenegger was cast as Harry Tasker, a spy charged with stopping a plan by a terrorist to use nuclear weapons against the United States. Jamie Lee Curtis and Eliza Dushku played the character's family, and Tom Arnold the sidekick. Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment signed on with Twentieth Century Fox for production of True Lies. Made on a budget of $115 million and released in 1994, the film earned $146 million in North America, and $232 million abroad. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects." — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:53, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

References to use[edit]

Please add to the list references that can be used for the film article.
  • Metz, Walter (2004). "Romancing the National Security: The Hitchcockian Dynamics of True Lies". Engaging Film Criticism: Film History and Contemporary American Cinema. Peter Lang Publishing. ISBN 0820474037. 

"Based on a true story"?![edit]

"Based on a true story, the movie begins, James Bond-style, as secret agent" That is how this article starts. I don't think this movie is based on a true story... DurotarLord 19:02, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Random chatter[edit]

And it's very amusing. I found it quite funny when the gun falls down the stairs and it randomly shoots all of the bad guys. LOL --Spam 01:49, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

I doubt this film was written by Cameron, since it's a cover of the '80s French movie "La Totale". See IMDB profile for more info. --Julien 15:27, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Which agency Harry works for[edit]

Under the Trivia section, I believe this comment is incorrect: "It is deliberately never made clear which government agency Harry works for." In the first act, when Schwarzenegger and Tom Arnold go to their office for the first time to meet with Charlton Heston, they enter by walking across a CIA-type emblem on a marble floor which reads "Omega Section -- The Last Line of Defense." Harry works for a fictional top-secret agency.

Plot summary[edit]

At about 1350 words, the plot summary of this article had become much too large and was recently tagged as such. To remedy this I have replaced it with a much briefer (650 words) summary from an earlier revision [1]. I have also retained the image of Eliza Dushku which was apparently embedded in the summary after the time of the earlier revision. --Tony Sidaway 17:30, 23 January 2008 (UTC)


I love the intro. Half of it is devoted to the fucking logo !


In the movie the terrorists have an agenda so they threatened to blow up a nuke if the US doesn't leave the middle east; Osama Bin Laden has the exact same agenda. (talk) 09:13, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Filming locations[edit]

It would be good to add information about the various filming locations and the scenes that were filmed there. IMDB says some of the movie was filmed in Toronto, but I'm unable to find out what scenes. PKT(alk) 19:56, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Need info on controversies regarding ethnicity and religion[edit]

The matter of 'True Lies' being labeled "anti-Islamic" needs to be in this article. Love to help Wikipedia (talk) 04:24, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Also, the recurring issue of Arabs and Iranians being portrayed by South Asians is a matter worth noting. Love to help Wikipedia (talk) 04:23, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

This is not an adventure film[edit]

All major movie websites define the genres of this film as primarily action and thriller. It is wrong to describe this movie as "adventure comedy" and not even mention action. I will edit the page if it is not fixed. Deep Guy (talk) 20:51, 6 April 2014 (UTC)


the seatbelt/harness for a modern ejection seat is an integral part of the G-suit, so Arnold wouldn't have a seatbelt to oh so casually release to help his daughter2601:C:9880:1F6:84A7:D542:1EF:670E (talk) 20:24, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

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