Double Take (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  12 January 2001 (USA)
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A man on the run takes another man's passport, only to find himself stuck with the identity of a street hustler.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daryl Chase
Freddy Tiffany
Timothy Jarret McReady
Agent Norville
Agent Gradney
Agent Martinez
Maque Sanchez
Thomas Chela / Minty Gutierrez
Junior Barnes
Donna Eskra ...
Kiki Barnes
Capt. Garcia


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One big shot. One big mouth. The switch is on.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

12 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cala-te Boca  »

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Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,736,236 (USA) (12 January 2001)


$20,218 (USA) (22 October 2010)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When Agent McReady and Martinez come "at just the right time..." they are shown firing pistols. McReady has a Beretta M9 with a silencer but full fledged gunshots are heard. See more »


Daryl Chase: Man if you keep campaigning for an ass whuppin', you gonna get elected.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, after the credits roll and fade out ..the hotel clerk from the Hotel El Emu says, "Thank y'all. Thank y'all for coming and y'all drive home safe. Bye.". See more »


References Beat Street (1984) See more »


Apartment No. 9
Written by Johnny PayCheck and Bobby Austin
Performed by Tammy Wynette
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Hilarious Surprise
25 July 2001 | by (York, PA) – See all my reviews

I watch virtually every movie released to video and I love it when I dont expect a movie to be as good as this one was. If you like the humor of the classic 1987 movie "Real Men" movie with Ritter and Belushi and if you liked the comic attitude found in "Blue Streak" then this is definitely a movie you will like. With the two actors Orlando and Eddie not being known as an infamous comic duo I certainly would have thought after seeing this movie that they have done this together before. I found many possibly subtle parodic similarities to movies like The Silver Streak and Stir Crazy which although you might think im out of the ballpark on this one, I couldnt help but to laugh my butt off! The directing was professionally witty and the writing was smarter than most any movie that is currently available for rent. I can only say that there is a bright future not only for these actors in comedy roles and that I am astonished that this movie has been created out of a 1957 screenplay. It definitely has been perfectly formulated to work in the current setting in which it was portrayed. Bottom line is that I highly recommend this movie to anyone who loves a sleeper comedy mixed with some well thought up schemes. Maybe those of you who are fans of violent humor in the the british-heist movies such as Snatch and Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels will relate to the mixture of violence and comedy as well here. And I want to know if anyone else caught the clear irony between the pen scene in this movie and the pen scene in the movie Real Men. Tell me that wasnt inspired by a great movie! Watch this movie! If you pay attention.. you will laugh!

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