The Spy Next Door (2010)
This movie stars:
- Jackie Chan as Bob Ho
- Billie Ray Cyrus as Coltan James
- George Lopez as Glaze
- Amber Valletta as Gillian
- Madeline Carrol as Farren
- Will Shadley as Ian
- Alina Foley as Nora
- Episode Notes
In today’s show, we break down examples of where The Spy Next Store has been influenced by other spy movies.
- The gadget closet in Kingsman: The Secret Service
- Where the movie The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming is mimicked
- The Jet Pack in Thunderball and Never Say Never Again
- A shot in Dr. No which is very similar to one in The Spy Next Door.
- A scene that highlights Parkour, like in Casino Royale.
- An escape scene reminiscent of Licence to Kill.
- A mole in the CIA, which we’ve seen with Jim Phelps in Mission: Impossible, Bill Haydon in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, among others
- Bob Ho is retired and brought back in, like George Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, and James Bond in a few movies, including the upcoming NO TIME TO DIE
- Musical cues influenced by the James Bond series
- A line about knowing women that reminds us of Thunderball
- A call-out to Octopussy
- An agent gets paid off to help a criminal escape like in Licence to Kill
- Gadgets galore
- and more!