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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:
Margaret Wells
Nelson Crowe
Vic Grimes
Tod Stapp
Julie Ames
Judge Beach
Les Goodwin
Walter Curl
Bobby Birdsong
Tegan West ...
John Cartwain
Michelle Beaudoin ...
Sherry Bie ...
Mrs. Beach
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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 <>

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Bribery. Blackmail. Murder. Specialities of the house.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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




Release Date:

20 January 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Duo mortel  »

Box Office


$3,700,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Vic Grimes: [of Nelson Crowe] He is a nasty piece of work.
Margaret Wells: [lustfully] Isn't he, though?
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Written by Frank Fitzpatrick
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Cool Movie
21 July 2002 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

I think it's a cool movie, really brings out the characteristic of different characters.

Nelson Crowe is the control freak and the killer, great acting by Laurence Fishburne. These people are simply doing whatever they have to do, but not want to. They're all in massive pressure and you can feel it--thanks for the brilliant acting. The pressure is pushing everyone crazy and changing them. I think the best part of the movie is where Nelson pushes Margaret onto the table when she tries to fight back, and say "you're the angel I dreamed of". What a great social engineer! While in the last part, she simply had enough of his bullshit and couldn't take it no more. (as I said before, Nelson is the control freak)

When Margarent killed the old guy, there was a moment where she was emotionally stunned, but she didn't want to show it before Nelson and they still had business to do.

While the plot seems strange, and could be changed abit, it's still a great see would recommend anyone to see it. There are simply too much things in this film to mention. Be warned though the ending is quite disturbing some people might not like it.

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