CQ (2001)

R  |   |  Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  31 May 2002 (USA)
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A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet.



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Paris, 1969. The filming of a sci-fi movie set in the distant year 2000 is in trouble. The director's obsession with the actress who plays the sexy secret agent Dragonfly has clouded his judgment and the film has no ending. A young American, in Paris to document his life on film with total honesty, is brought in to finish the movie with a bang. This proves to be difficult when the line between his fantasy life and reality becomes blurred, and he finds himself seduced by the charms of Dragonfly. Written by Kimberly

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What is Real? What is Art? What is...the End? See more »


Drama | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some nudity and language | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

31 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Агент 'Стрекоза'  »

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Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$54,942 (USA) (24 May 2002)


$411,034 (USA) (6 September 2002)

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The trailer for the film is stylistically identical for the trailer that Paul designs for the film within the film, which, in turn, is stylistically identical to the trailer for the Stanley Kubrick film, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). See more »


When Dragonfly swerves her car in reverse in the tunnel, there are skid marks already on the ground along the path her tires take. See more »


Paul: You have, um... an eyelash right here. If you blow on it you can make a wish.
Valentine: I wish cats could talk.
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Senza Mamma
Words and Music by Francesco Pennino
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One of the worst films I've ever seen.
5 February 2004 | by (Albuquerque) – See all my reviews

CQ could have been good, campy fun. But it commits the only unforgivable sin: it is b-o-r-i-n-g! The pace is deadly slow and the plot is fairly confused and so artificial that it's next to impossible to care where it's going. The story would have been acceptable in a creative writing class from a thoughtful and sensitive eighth grader but this video should have carried a warning label: "CAUTION: Student film. Fit for viewing only by relatives of the film maker."

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