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Double Take (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 12 January 2001 (USA)
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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Kiki Barnes
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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Freddy is dancing at the gas station, his tie gets pulled over his left arm, but in the next shot, the tie is straight down on his chest. See more »

Quotes

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

Connections

References Do the Right Thing (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Decent comedy
16 July 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting a whole lot from this movie. The trailers that I'd remembered seeing were pretty funny, but I'd assumed that those were the best parts of Double Take. Anyway, I watched it nonetheless and didn't think it was half bad. There were several parts not included in the trailer that were laugh-out-loud funny. Some might be offended by the fact that Griffen's character is (in the filmic sense) a "coon." Although nowhere near as good a comedy as Blazing Saddles, it is comparable in certain aspects. Double Take could be considered racist, but like Blazing Saddles, it uses racial stereotypes to emphasize the stupidity of their existence. Here, instead of black vs. white, we see upper-class African-Americans ashamed of the Sambo stereotype, and thus not associating with other African-Americans with lower social status. I'm not sure if this message was intentional in Double Take, but it was there nonetheless. Orlando Jones had a pretty good performance and Griffen was a convincing character (some might say he was over-the-top, but again I'd say this was essential). One problem was that the movie quite suddenly switched gears from a comedy to a somewhat serious action/suspense flick. I felt the heavy emphasis upon the latter took away from its comic moral message and made the movie shallower. So, it had potential. They could have recruited a few more writers to add in funnier jokes. All in all, a 6 out of 10.


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