People have heard of them, and maybe enjoyed them once. I liked everything, and the fact it was so over the top to me, just made it more funny. Zhu Tam's Pilot as Edmond Wong. Beautiful Girl as Crystal Lowe. Don't moviemakers know that action scenes without context have got to be really, really good, or our eyes glaze over? Vegas Showgirl Rest of cast listed alphabetically:. Instead, this is a forgettable buddy movie that feels like a rejected script for Rush Hour 3.
Having written that, I turned to the Variety review to see if my hunch was correct. So when Hollywood recycles them into movies, they have instant name recognition, and if the casting is plausible, audiences are intrigued. Also featuring star actress Famke Janssen as Rachel Wright, who is also a special agent. Europe Announcer as Bobby Cyze. The show starred Robert Culp and Bill Cosby as smart, laid-back guys who traveled around to exotic and romantic locations saving the world.
The spy plane shimmers in and out of sight thanks to special effects, while the loyalties of a beautiful spy named Rachel also shimmer in and out of sight, as does the Hispanic accent of the enigmatic spy Carlos. Now his superiors tell him that the best way for them to get close to Gundars is; Kelly Robinson, an egotistical and cocky boxer, who has a fight that's scheduled to take place in the city that Gundars has the plane, and Gundars is a fan of his. Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert. When they riff with each other, there's an energy that makes us smile. Storyline: When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U. Here, Eddie Murphy plays Cosby's role and Owen Wilson takes over Culp's character. Their assignment: using equal parts skill and humor, catch Arnold Gundars, one of the world's most successful illegal arms dealers, and foil his treacherous plans for the plane.
Their assignment: using equal parts skill and humor, catch Arnold Gundars, one of the world's most successful arms dealers. He and Robert Culp played in the show of the same name. When a high tech fighter plane's stolen, the U. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster. Eddie and Owen are great together with multiple rants back and forth between the two about the mishaps they're constantly encountering.
I wish Eddie Murphy was acting a whole lot more and I wish this type of movie was much more prevelant in the market. The relationship between Robinson and Scott grows as the mission goes on and surprisingly they complete the mission successfully, but soon after find that the mission was credited to Carlos by the president making Robinson uninterested in a mission debrief. This movie is designed to be forgotten before you get the popcorn out of your teeth. This film starts with special agent Alex, who might I remind you is looking upon as a high being assigned to retrieve a stolen plane that is invisible to the eye and can't be tracked from radar either called the Switch Blade stolen by Arnold Gundars Malcolm McDowell. They constantly bicker with eachother and have a hilarious adventure to save the world from a money hungry arms dealer and the people trying to purchase the plane for terrorism against the United States.
Overall, the story is lame but it is entertaining so, for that, it's worth a rental. Himself - Mayor of Budapest uncredited. What he doesnt expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World Class Boxing Champion Kelly Robinson, on a dangerous top secret espionage mission. Hungarian Violinist as Mihaly Tabanyi. Eddie Murphy plays a undefeated boxer in his movie and he is good at it, but like life, there is always someone out there that thinks there better, he accepts the challenge from another boxer, but sometime before the match starts he decides he wants to be in the limelight and let everyone know who he is and how good he is and the agent wants him to help him fix a probem, he thinks no problem and finds out there are some things he can't do as good , its funny to see this kind of comedy, its well worth the hour or so it takes to watch movies and get a good laugh out of it too! The Bureau of National Security finds that Gundars is sponsoring Kelly in his next match and using the match to sell the invisible plane. Robinson will provide entre for Scott, who is trying to get back an invisible spy plane, named the Switch Blade, which Gundars has stolen and plans to use for, I dunno, world domination or something. Advertisement The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans.
Robinson is about to fight a title bout in Budapest, and an evildoer named Gundars will be there. Copyright © 2017 Disclaimer: This site does not store any files on its server. Murphy mugs, Wilson pines for his beautiful fellow spy Famke Janssen , stuff blows up, and the credits roll. This 2002 film directed by Betty Thomas starring Eddie Murphy as Kelly Robinson, a world time boxing champion and Owen Wilson as Alex Scott a Bureau of National Security Agent was released on November 1 2002. Does anyone other than a Hollywood producer believe that in an Eddie Murphy movie the audience cares about special effects, action sequences and desperate struggles to save the world? This Columbia Pictures film is based on the television series I Spy starring Robert Culp and Bill Cosby in the 1960s, but turned out to be quite different. Storyline: When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U. The movie comes to life when Murphy and Wilson are trading one-liners, and then puts itself on hold for spy and action sequences of stunning banality.
A professional athlete has to help a U. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World Class Boxing Champion Kelly Robinson Eddie Murphy , on a dangerous top secret espionage mission. After the injury, Tim left hockey and became a hitman. That's too much lead time. Wilson was more likable in this film and Famke Janssen was interesting. That kind of material is played out; it can brought briefly back to life in a James Bond movie or an all-out thriller, but in a comedy, what we want to do is, we want to laugh. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World Class Boxing Champion Kelly Robinson, on a dangerous top secret espionage mission.
Oh and that gorgeous female actress whose name I will look up was amazing too. This thrill action and adventure packed comedy has been nominated for three Razzie awards in 2003 for Worst Remake, Worst Actor for Eddie Murphy and Worst Screen Couple for both stars, and though the film won neither it shows that the film was greatly appreciated. But it's a shame that and should be wasted on a ho-hum project like this. In this action-packed film version, egotistical heavyweight champion Kelly Robinson Eddie Murphy is teamed up with spy Alex Scott Owen Wilson on a mission to find a top secret military fighter jet which can turn invisible , before unscrupulous black market arms dealer Gundars Malcolm McDowell sells it to the highest bidder. Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson play off each other so incredibly well and if you like this kind of humour, which is just silly and clever and stupid and cute then this movie will be on your favourites list. All contents are provided by non-affiliated third parties. If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites.
Written and directed by Brett and Jason Butler, First Round Down is a tire-squealing, gun toting, bad ass comedy set in a blue collar town. Advertisement Murphy and Wilson play Kelly Robinson and Alexander Scott. While the operation seems to go well, Kelly's cockiness gets them in trouble. Now Scott though well-trained, is a little inexperienced and spends most of his time pining after another female agent. Ten years later he finds himself back in town to look after his brother Matthew Percy Hynes White , with a chance to set things right.