True Lies

Synopsis: Secretly a spy but thought by his family to be a dull salesman, Harry Tasker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is tracking down nuclear missiles in the possession of Islamic jihadist Aziz (Art Malik). Harry's mission is complicated when he realizes his neglected wife, Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis), is contemplating an affair with Simon (Bill Paxton), a used-car salesman who claims he's a spy. When Aziz kidnaps Harry and Helen, the secret agent must save the world and patch up his marriage at the same time.
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 20 nominations.
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141 min

Harry adjusts his bow-tie and strides confidently out of the

shadows, crossing quickly to the main house. He looks

ultrasharp in his black tux with the white silk cummerbund and

his hair slicked back. He enters the main house through a back

service entrance.


Harry strides through the huge kitchen like he owns the place.

The kitchen staff are scurrying around, too busy to really

notice. He finger-tastes a dish as he passes.


(French/ subtitled)

This needs more garlic.

He breezes through unchallenged, exiting into the--


Here the party is in full swing. Harry blends smoothly into

the crowd of foreign dignitaries, businessman and minor mid-

east nobility. They are a high-octane mixture of new oil money

and old European money, and run the spectrum from stodgy

bankers to playboy arms dealers.

Harry strolls amiably among the glittering woman, the cigar

smoking men, casually snagging a glass of champagne and a

canape from the passing waiters. He nods to someone as if he

knows them. Greets another is quite fluent Arabic. People in

his wake look at each other like "Do you know him?" They

shrug, go on with their conversation. Harry moves through the

crowd. Scanning.


There's Daddy Petrobucks.

HARRY'S POV - Through the crowd is sees JAMAL KHALED, the host

of the party and owner of the chateau. He is fat and animated,

greeting guests with a flourish. As Harry watches he warmly*

greets a beautiful WOMAN. They become absorbed in a*


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