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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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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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Thomas Chela / Minty Gutierrez
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Capt. Garcia
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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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Also Known As:

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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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Daryl pulls out his money clip to reward Freddie for saving his briefcase. The bill on top, after he pulls off the $100 bill, is a ten, but in the next shot he pulls a $5 bill from the very top. See more »

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Freddie Tiffany: If you wanna live, get in the car. If you wanna die, get in the car.
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Soundtracks

Movement In Still Life
Contains sample of "The Message"
Written by BT (as Brian Transeau), Sylvia Robinson, Melvin Glover, Clifton Chase and Edward Fletcher
Performed by BT
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions
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Completely enjoyable buddy comedy
16 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Apparently some people DIDN'T like this movie, but its hard to see why. While certainly not destined to become a film classic, the miscellaneous plot holes are CERTAINLY no worse than most Hollywood fare, and as an overall movie I think rates a whole lot better than a lot of what's cranked out these days (2006). I REALLY enjoyed this movie, as did most of the other people who I have persuaded to watch the DVD, which I purchased after seeing the movie in the theater. JOnes and Griffin are both in great form, with the edge definitely going to Griffin's thoroughly brilliant comedy throughout. A great buddy movie, with great performances and production values, thoroughly entertaining, and very, very, funny. If you don't mind a movie that's not too cerebral, doesn't take itself too seriously, and doesn't aspire to be anything more than a thoroughly enjoyable comedic romp (with more than a few twists and a fair amount of action along the way), then you'll appreciate this. I don't think Mr. Gallo was aiming for an Oscar with this one, but it was completely satisfying for what it was. Incidentally, the music score and soundtrack were also remarkable.


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