THIS AFTERNOON’S FILM : TRUE LIES (1994 COL 141m)
UGT Sunday Films – on the first Sunday of every month.
Sunday July 1st 2018 at 2.30pm. Venue and coffee bar open at 2pm
Tickets are just £5 – which includes free tea and cakes!
True Lies is a 1994 American action film written, directed and co-produced by James Cameron. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Art Malik, Tia Carrere, Bill Paxton, Eliza Dushku, Grant Heslov and Charlton Heston. It is a remake of the 1991 French comedy film La Totale! The film follows U.S. government agent Harry Tasker (Schwarzenegger), who balances his life as a spy with his familial duties.
Harry Tasker leads a double life: to his wife Helen and his daughter Dana, he is a computer salesman often away on business trips, while in reality he is a covert operative for a U.S. counter-terrorism task force called “Omega Sector”.
Harry and fellow Agents Albert “Gib” Gibson and Faisal infiltrate a party in Switzerland, where they learn of the existence of a terrorist group known as the “Crimson Jihad”, led by Salim Abu Aziz. Harry suspects that American antiques dealer Juno Skinner has ties to Aziz, and visits her undercover as a corporate art consultant. Suspicious, Aziz and his men attempt to kill him, but Harry fights them off and loses Aziz in a pursuit; as a result, he misses the birthday party that his wife and daughter have arranged for him.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 72% and an average rating of 6.6/10. The website’s consensus states, “If it doesn’t reach the heights of director James Cameron’s and star Arnold Schwarzenegger’s previous collaborations, True Lies still packs enough action and humor into its sometimes absurd plot to entertain”.
As usual, UGT film buff Chris Leach will take pleasure in giving an upbeat powerpoint presentation before the film, enthusing about the movie and what the star actors and crew did in their careers and lives. He’ll also point out who to look out for.
Tea and cakes, included in your admission price of just a fiver, will follow after the film.
The cinema is set in traditional and table style, allowing you to take drinks and food in with you to enjoy at leisure throughout the film.
Sunday 1st July 2018 at 2.30pm. Venue and coffee bar open at 2pm.
Tickets: £5 (includes tea/coffee and cakes at half time)
Ticket fee of 70p payable on online purchases.
Want to avoid this? Then:
Buy at the UGT on Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm,
or whenever the theatre is open
or, if still available, on the door.