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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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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
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Al
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John Cartwain
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Wanda
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Mrs. Beach
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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

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Rated R for some graphic shootings, strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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20 January 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Duo mortel  »

Box Office

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$3,700,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Both Lawrence Fishburne and Frank Langella later played the Daily Planet's editor in chief Perry White in Superman Returns (Langella), Man of Steel, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Fishburne) respectively. See more »

Quotes

Margaret Wells: You know why I hate Grimes?
Nelson Crowe: Probably because you owe him too much. Your only choices are hate and gratitude. Who wants to be grateful?
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Soundtracks

FRONDI TENERE ... OMBRA MAI FU
George Frideric Handel (as Handel)
Performed by Jochen Kowalski with CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra of Berlin
Courtesy of Delta Music, Inc.
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Underrated.
31 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

Underrated, gripping thriller was a big box-office failure but it deserves a second chance on home video. Tightly plotted (there's always something happening, but the complications never get too confusing) and smoothly directed, it's a movie that knows how to keep you absorbed, even though its nihilistic ending is slightly cliched. Give it a try. (***)


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