True Lies

Trivia: In the scene when Arnold has rescued Jamie Lee Curtis from the limo and she is flying over the ocean from Arnold's hand, Curtis is actually the one doing that stunt.

T Poston

Trivia: The shots of Jamie Leigh Curtis hanging beneath the helicopter were filmed on her 35th birthday.

Mark Bernhard

Trivia: In the English version, when Arnold speaks to the chef in the opening sequence, he speaks French. In the French version it would be redundant for him to speak French, so he speaks German and of course it's him speaking. (00:04:50)


Trivia: When Gibson is bringing up Juno Skinner's information on the computer at the beginning, it says she was born in 1959. But in reality, Tia Carrere was born in 1967. I wonder if she was insulted that the producers thought she looked almost ten years older than she actually was? (00:08:35)


Trivia: This is a remake of a French movie, "La totale".


Trivia: The place where Jamie Lee Curtis meets Bill Paxton is the same place where the T-1000 arrives in Terminator 2. Coincidently, another movie Arnold was in and James Cameron directed.

Trivia: The sequence on the bridge toward the end was actually filmed in the Florida Keys on Seven Mile Bridge. The bridge had to be closed down for hours during filming, so long lines of cars had to wait patiently for extended periods of time. As a way of apologizing for the inconvenience, between shots James Cameron and the stars of the film walked up and down the highway handing out bumper stickers bearing the Omega Sector seal and proclaiming, "I was held hostage on Seven-Mile Bridge."

Mark Bernhard

Trivia: Art Malik got the job to play the lead Jihad terrorist because James Cameron was impressed with his portrayal of the muhajehdeen leader in "The Living Daylights." Coincidentally, the Taliban and a number of Islamic extremist Jihad groups have their roots in the muhajehdeen.

Trivia: Jamie Lee Curtis at one point says "I married Rambo." Director James Cameron wrote the story for Rambo: First Blood Part II.

manthabeat Premium member

Trivia: The helicopter pilot who says "Yeah, she's got her head in his!" is the film's director, James Cameron.

Factual error: Further to the comment about the loudness of the Harrier, Schwarzenegger flies one without ear protection of any kind. I was fifty metres from one at the Farnborough Air-show, and I can tell you that after landing he (and his daughter) would be both stone deaf. Yes, they are THAT loud. (02:02:00)

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Question: Was this film a box office hit, did it flop or simply break even? I have heard nothing about it being a huge money-maker. And of all James Cameron's films, it seems to have gotten the least mention (the controversial strip tease scene might be one reason). So I was wondering if someone could clarify it once and for all?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: True Lies did well, earning about $379m worldwide from a $100m+ budget, the first movie to have a production budget that high. It was the third highest grossing movie of 1994.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Answer: There was supposed to be a sequel but after 9/11. Middle East Terrorism seemed in poor taste to James Cameron.

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