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Rare live-action kid's movie that doesn't talk down to its target audience has pre-teens Carmen (Vega)and Juni Cortez (Sabara) bemoaning their boring life and dealing with troublesome bullies until their parents disappear. It seems that Mom (Gugino) and Dad (Banderas) are retired superspies who get kidnapped while on one last mission. It's up to the kids, along with perennial sidekick Marin, to save their folks (and the world) from evil kid-show host Fegan Floop (Cumming, bidding for the title of world's busiest screen villian) and Minion (Shalhoub). Director/writer/editor/composer Rodriquez makes a concerted effort to provide family entertainment with zero objectionable material but plenty of gee-whiz gadgetry, fanciful set design, and exciting action. He said he wanted to make a movie that he'd be proud to show his children and his parents. He has succeeded.

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on Running time 88 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Spy Kids, Childhood Visions, Cloning Around, Rescue Missions, Family Ties, Brothers & Sisters, Director/Star Teams: R. Rodriguez & Banderas, Female Spies
Screenplay
Robert Rodriguez
Cast
Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alan Cumming, Tony Shalhoub, Teri Hatcher, Richard "Cheech" Marin, Robert Patrick, Danny Trejo, George Clooney
Cinematography
Guillermo Navarro
Director
Robert Rodriguez
Music
Robert Rodriguez, Danny Elfman, John Debney
Other
Mark Ulano, Robert Rodriguez, Ed Vega, Deborah Everton, Cary White
Producer
Robert Rodriguez, Elizabeth Avellan, Dimension Films

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Nicholle

This is a good movie with a lot of action. The parents used to be rival spies from different countries and sent on a mission to get each other. Once they meet they decide they like each other and the rest is history. When they start having kids they retire but are now called back to work. The kids don't know what kind of work their parents do, but they have to leave, so their uncle comes to babysit them. He gets kidnapped and tells the kids about the secret button in the closet and gives them the code to escape. The closet escape pod lands in the ocean and becomes a submarine and their adventure begins. Carmen and Juni soon figure out that their parents are retired spies and have been kidnapped so they need to rescue them and their uncle. Their mission is full of action and adventure.

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Nicholle

This is a good movie with a lot of action. The parents used to be rival spies from different countries and sent on a mission to get each other. Once they meet they decide they like each other and the rest is history. When they start having kids they retire but are now called back to work. The kids don't know what kind of work their parents do, but they have to leave, so their uncle comes to babysit them. He gets kidnapped and tells the kids about the secret button in the closet and gives them the code to escape. The closet escape pod lands in the ocean and becomes a submarine and their adventure begins. Carmen and Juni soon figure out that their parents are retired spies and have been kidnapped so they need to rescue them and their uncle. Their mission is full of action and adventure.