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.
Robert Rodriguez - Director/Screenwriter
Cheech Marin - American Comic Actor
Richard Marin - American Comic Actor
Richard "Cheech" Marin - American Comic Actor
Alexa Vega - Actress - RUN THE WILD FIELDS
Danny Elfman - Score composer
Tony Shalhoub - Actor, MONK
Danny Trejo - American actor
Alan Cumming - Actor/"Black Beauty"
Alan Cummings - Actor/"Black Beauty"
Cary White - Production Designer
Carla Gugino - American Actress/"Son In Law"
Antonio Banderas - Spanish actor, THE MAMBO KINGS, SHREK 2, EVITA, FRIDA
Daryl Sabara - Actor, SPY KIDS (2001)
Guillermo Navarro - Director Of Photography/"Cisco Kid"
George Clooney - American actor/director
Elizabeth Avellan - PRODUCER
Robert Patrick - American actor, THE TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY, FUTURE HUNT
Teri Hatcher - American actress, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
Theatrical release: March 30, 2001. Re-release: August 8, 2001.
"...A full-blown fantasy-action adventure that also strenuously underscores the importance of family....On a technical level, SPY KIDS is top-notch..." - 03/26/2001 Variety, p.41-52
"SPY KIDS is a notion-stuffed toy of a movie....Powered by a sugar-buzz filmmaking style....Enjoyable and charming..." - 03/30/2001 New York Times, p.E12
"...Surreal humor and fast-paced action....Rodriguez has crafted a prepubescent version of James Bond..." - 03/30/2001 USA Today, p.E1-4
"...Writer-director Robert Rodriguez exhibits extraordinary imagination....Fun and fast-paced..." - 05/01/2001 Box Office, p.58
"...Banderas and Gugino make a winning pair..." - 04/06/2001 Entertainment Weekly, p.90
"...SPY KIDS is engagingly specific to Rodriguez's own background....The film is packed with kinetic action..." - 06/01/2001 Sight and Sound, p.54-5