The Spy Next Door is a 2010 American spy comedy family film starring Jackie Chan, Amber Valletta, Billy Ray Cyrus and George Lopez. Filming started in late October in New Mexico and was finished in late December 2008. The film was released on January 15, 2010 in the United States. The film was released on DVD, and Blu-ray on May 18, 2010. The film tributes Chan's films by showing clips, references and even referencing Chan's real life childhood.
Bob Ho (Jackie Chan) is a Chinese super-spy on loan to the CIA who decides to retire so he can be with neighbor next-door and girlfriend, Gillian (Amber Valletta). Gillian's father is in the hospital and Bob says he can babysit her kids Farren (Madeline Carroll), Ian (Will Shadley), and Nora (Alina Foley). Farren and Ian sneak into Bob's house and Ian accidentally downloads a top-secret formula from his computer.
Bob's archenemy, a Russian terrorist named Anton Poldark (Magnús Scheving), who developed a substance that dissolves petroleum, moves in to attack, forcing Bob to juggle the roles of spy and prospective stepfather in the most challenging mission of his career. Bob asks Colton James (Billy Ray Cyrus), his spy partner, to help him, but he is not sure if he can trust Colton. Matters are further complicated when a Russian spy, Larry (Lucas Till) attacks Bob, forcing him to tell the kids and Gillian that he is a spy.
In addition, Bob learns that his boss, Glaze (George Lopez), is actually working for Poldark and the Russians, and that Poldark plans to destroy the oil supply everywhere but Russia. Bob manages to escape and flees to Gillian's home. Soon, Poldark arrives and engages Bob in a fight with his henchmen. At the end, the CIA come to arrest Poldark, Glaze, Larry, Creel and the rest of Poldark's team. Bob then marries Gillian. He then reveals that his name really isn't Bob, but Gillian doesn't seem to care.
Glaze: Hey, loosen these things up!
Colton James: Oh, I'm sorry. What's wrong? Got the handcuffs too tight? I don't know how these things work. I'm just a dumb hillbilly.
Bob Ho: I have two words for you, Larry. Thirteen.
Nora: Mom! Jethro's eating my underwear!
|Release Date||15 January 2010|
|US Box Office||$24,000,000|
|Tagline||Spying is easy, babysitting is hard.|
|Genre||Action, Comedy, Drama, Family|
|Filming Locations||Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA|
|Sound Mix||Dolby, Dolby Digital|
|Film Class||Crime Drama|
|Themes||Street Gangs, Woman In Jeopardy, Immigrant Life|