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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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Daryl Chase
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Freddy Tiffany
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Timothy Jarret McReady
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Agent Norville
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Agent Gradney
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Agent Martinez
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Chloe
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Maque Sanchez
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Charles Allsworth
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Thomas Chela / Minty Gutierrez
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Vito
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Julie
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Storyline

The governor of a Mexican state is assassinated. Soon after, junior executive Daryl Chase's life turns upside down: after he flags a huge transfer of funds from a Mexican account as probably illegal, he's attacked in his apartment, rescued by a CIA agent, finds his secretary shot dead, and witnesses two cops get killed. He calls the CIA guy who tells him to grab the next train to Mexico. Leaving Manhattan, Daryl can't shake a jive-talking street punk named Freddy, and soon he's traded clothes with Freddy to escape the police. Within days, his girlfriend, his boss, his client, Freddy, the FBI, and the dead governor's dog are tangled in a web of deceit and danger. Who's who? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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


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

12 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cala-te Boca  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

In order to field strip the pistol Freddy Tiffany uses at the Emu Ranch, you must remove a takedown pin located above the trigger guard and in front of the safety. See more »

Quotes

[Freddy is walking through the desert, and sees a vulture]
Freddie Tiffany: How's your mama? We went out. You know, you'd make a nice 9-piece. You know we black people like chicken! You see any flies on me?
[the vulture starts flying toward Freddy]
Freddie Tiffany: I'm just playin!
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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 »

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References Beat Street (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Shake Up the Party
Written by D. Christopher Jennings, Eric Donovan Johnson, Marti Sharron and Danny Sembello
Performed by Joy Enriquez
Courtesy of Arista, Inc.
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Pretty good! Who knew?
12 January 2001 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

Considering that Double Take is marketed like a spinoff of the old TV show "In Living Color", I was very surprised when I found a real action/adventure joint along the lines of Bad Boys here. It actually has a very well written plot to it.

A little whodunit with some action and some comedy to keep it fun. They even had an Old School dance sequence thrown in (believe it or not)that had me going, "Oh snap! I haven't seen THAT since middle school!"

Both Eddie Griffin and (the 7UP dude) prove that they can both actually act. That was the LAST thing I was expecting - and that's a GOOD thing!

Go see it.


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