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Bad Company (1995)

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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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Release Date:

20 January 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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: I was just pondering on how long the world will last. The world as we know it, of course. I don't give it much more than 20 or 30 years. By then clean air, clean water, clean rain, and productive soil... will all be memories. If, in deed, there are any memories.
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FIVE GOOD REASONS
Written by Noel McKoy, Alan Rapaport and Crispin Taylor
Performed by Noel McKoy (as McKoy)
Courtesy of Righttrack Records/Gut Reaction Ltd.
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Entertaining intrigue with Ellen Barkin and Laurence Fishburne
16 September 2012 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Nelson Crowe (Laurence Fishburne) is a CIA agent disgraced by the disappearance of a shipment of $ 50,000 in gold. Blackmailed him to enter into a joint industrial espionage, Grimes organization, in order to extort money from important posts. However, gradually realizes that he could gain control of the company if it were proposed.

In this film there is a lot of intrigue, and calculatedly items appear balanced each other, and with good quality, well located also on an interesting script that gets a little predictable end,

Very large falls in topics regarding money, power ... but even great films also happens the same, and yet they are very good and very famous.

Highlight cast Ellen Barkin, Laurence Fishburne and a decent performance. The characters are psychologically well maintained and much better if they get to know in detail throughout the film. When this is achieved, moreover, all you do then it should fit perfectly with what we see in them. But all this could not be achieved with a good result, and even less in the current black film, no rough use but not exaggerated violence, sex and realism for more action scenes.


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