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Bad Company (1995)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  20 January 1995 (USA)
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Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Margaret Wells
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Nelson Crowe
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Vic Grimes
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Tod Stapp
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Julie Ames
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Judge Beach
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Les Goodwin
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Walter Curl
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Bobby Birdsong
Tegan West ...
Al
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John Cartwain
Michelle Beaudoin ...
Wanda
Sherry Bie ...
Mrs. Beach
Alan Robertson ...
Phil
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Doctor
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Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent individuals. Crowe, working with Margaret Wells (another former Covert Operations operative), blackmails and bribes a State Supreme Court judge, but the deal sours. One of Crowe's co-workers, Tod Stapp, discovers Crowe's current CIA involvement in a plot to overthrow Grimes, and blackmails him to be cut in on the deal. More blackmail occurs as Wells manipulates Crowe to kill Grimes, then the CIA uses that discovery to blackmail Wells into killing Crowe. Who can you trust??? Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Bribery. Blackmail. Murder. Specialities of the house.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some graphic shootings, strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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20 January 1995 (USA)  »

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Duo mortel  »

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$3,700,000 (USA)
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Laurence Fishburne shot his scenes on weekdays as he was also concurrently working on Higher Learning (1995) at the time. See more »

Quotes

Vic Grimes: [of Nelson Crowe] He is a nasty piece of work.
Margaret Wells: [lustfully] Isn't he, though?
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WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
Adapted and arranged by Gene Norman
Performed by Calimba Steel Band
Courtesy of GNP Crescendo Records
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Strange Experience
19 July 2002 | by (Farmington Hills, MI) – See all my reviews

Interesting, but oddly emotionless movie about corporate covert operatives. You can't quite get a handle on the characters, and the dialog is strangely void of real, personal interaction. At times, it's almost like listening to robots talk. The only real emoting is done by Ellen Barkin. It's hard to get a handle on her character; one minute she's coldly sneering at somebody, the next she's got neediness radiating from her eyes.

Frank Langella plays the only seemingly decent human being in the whole bunch, even though he runs a covert company, which works at corporate espionage; bringing to bear any disgusting technique which will benefit his client's bottom line.

Laurence Fishburne is very good in this as a coldly calculating operative. He oozes cool and menace as a ruthless agent, who will do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Very interesting movie to watch, but these are people I hope to never come across.


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