- Rated: PG
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 18, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Dimension
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 03/26/2001
"...A full-blown fantasy-action adventure that also strenuously underscores the importance of family....On a technical level, SPY KIDS is top-notch..."
New York Times - 03/30/2001
"SPY KIDS is a notion-stuffed toy of a movie....Powered by a sugar-buzz filmmaking style....Enjoyable and charming..."
USA Today - 03/30/2001
"...Surreal humor and fast-paced action....Rodriguez has crafted a prepubescent version of James Bond..."
Box Office - 05/01/2001
"...Writer-director Robert Rodriguez exhibits extraordinary imagination....Fun and fast-paced..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/06/2001
"...Banderas and Gugino make a winning pair..."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2001
"...SPY KIDS is engagingly specific to Rodriguez's own background....The film is packed with kinetic action..."
When the notorious husband-and-wife spy team Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez (Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino) is kidnapped by the evil Fegan Floop (Alan Cumming), the two Cortez children are the only ones who have the right skills and the insider know-how to help. Together Carmen and Juni Cortez (Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara) set out on their first spy mission to find Floop and rescue their parents. SPY KIDS is a high-wire family adventure that lets the kids save the day. Though director Robert Rodriguez was previously best known for violent action films like DESPERADO and FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, here he creates family-friendly fare that still shows elements of his trademark energy. SPY KIDS was followed by SPY KIDS 2: ISLAND OF LOST DREAMS and SPY KIDS 3-D: GAME OVER.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment:
Bursting with an awesome array of ultracool, high-tech gadgetry, SPY KIDS delivers enough thrilling entertainment to satisfy the entire family! Nine years ago, top international spies Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez (Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino) traded the excitement of espionage for the adventure of parenthood! But when they're called out on a secret mission, the Cortezes are separated from their family and kidnapped by the evil Fegan Floop. Fortunately, there are two people who possess the skills and know-how to reunite the family: Carmen and Juni Cortez, their kids! Your family will love every fun-filled second as Carmen and Juni bravely crisscross the globe in a thrilling quest to save their parents. All the while, they discover that keeping the family together is the most important mission in the world for kids and parents alike!
- Theatrical release: March 30, 2001.
- Re-release: August 8, 2001.