The Spy Next Door (2010)

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The Spy Next Door (2010)

Join Dan and Tom on their Cracking the Code of Spy Movies show. In this episode, they uncover some hidden connections in this fun comedy/spy movie for the whole family, The Spy Next Door!

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

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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!

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