- 1 hr 24 min
Spymate is a 2003 Canadian-American family comedy film directed by Robert Vince. The film revolves around Minkey, a monkey who is trained to be a spy, and his partner Mike Muggins, a former spy who is now a private investigator. The film begins with Mike Muggins (Chris Potter), a former spy who has been demoted to a private investigator. One day, Mike receives a call from his former boss, who asks him to accompany Minkey, a chimpanzee, to a secret laboratory in China. The laboratory is working on creating a serum that would make people immune to all viruses. However, the laboratory is attacked, and the serum is stolen. Mike and Minkey are the only ones left alive, and they are framed for the theft.
The rest of the film follows Mike and Minkey as they try to clear their names by finding the real culprits behind the theft. They travel to different parts of the world, from China to Canada, and meet different people and animals along the way. They are also chased by two villains, Dr. Farley and his assistant, who are after the serum to use it for their own nefarious purposes.
One of the highlights of the film is the relationship between Mike and Minkey. Mike is initially hesitant about working with Minkey, but over time, they develop a bond of friendship. Minkey is a highly intelligent and resourceful monkey, and he saves Mike's life several times throughout the film.
Another highlight of the film is the use of animals in various roles. In addition to Minkey, the film features other animals such as a parrot, a pig, and a dog. The animals are all given distinct personalities and play important roles in the story.
The film also has a strong environmental message. The secret laboratory in China is working on a serum that would make people immune to all viruses, but it is also causing harm to the environment. Mike and Minkey team up with a group of environmental activists to stop the laboratory's harmful practices.
Overall, Spymate is a fun and entertaining family film. It has a good mix of action, adventure, and comedy. The film's use of animals and its environmental message make it stand out from other spy films. The chemistry between Mike and Minkey is also a highlight, and their friendship is sure to make audiences of all ages smile.
Spymate is a 2003 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.9.