Harry Tasker is a world class spy and also loving father and husband. He tells his family he's really a boring computer salesman, all the while protecting his country in breathtakingly amazing ways. His current mission leads him to try to bust an Arab terrorist group who have come into possession of some nuclear bombs and vow to nuke various US cities. In a subplot, Harry begins to suspect his wife is having an affair while he is away because she wants adventure in her life, and now Harry is about to give her some.
A film with many great moments,
with terrific stunts, outstanding special effects, and some truly
funny lines. It isn't a perfect film. It is overlong, uneven and
probably could have been better with a different cast. Arnold is
probably miscast, but does his thing with style while Curtis is
terrific in probably her best performance in years. The supporting
cast of Arnold, Carrere and Charlton Heston merely distract rather
than enhance the story. Lots of funny moments and thrilling action
more than make up for it's flaws, but it's still a shame to think
that with a bit of trimming and tightening this could have been an
all-time action classic.
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