Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids, who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau.
Secret Agent, Neighbor, Nanny, Spy, Russian
Street Gangs, Woman In Jeopardy, Immigrant Life
Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3
Spying is easy, babysitting is hard.
1.85 : 1
Rated PG for sequences of action violence and some mild rude humor.
CIA, Chinese, Terrorist
Has Detailed Data (New)
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
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The Spy Next Door is a 2010 American spy comedy family film directed by Brian Levant, and 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), who doesn't know his real job. Bob and Gillian have dated for three months and have also been planning to get Married. 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), while Gillian visits him. Farren and Ian, while Bob is sleeping, 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 and attacks Bob's house to find the formula, forcing Bob to juggle the roles of spy and prospective stepfather in the most challenging mission of his career, to protect Gillian's children. Bob asks Colton James (Billy Ray Cyrus), his spy partner in the neighbourhood, to help him, but he is not sure if he can trust Colton. Matters are further complicated when a Russian secret spy, Larry (Lucas Till) who Farren has a crush on, attacks Bob in search of Poldark and his men, forcing him to tell Ian, Nora, Farren, and Gillian that he is actually a spy. In addition, Bob discovers 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, so that he could become the world oil magnate and get the world domination. 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 reveals that his name really isn't Bob, but Gillian dosen't seem to care. Bob and Gillian then marry each other.
Rated PG for sequences of action violence and some mild rude humor