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Bad Company (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 7 June 2002 (USA)
When a Harvard-educated CIA agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother.

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Jake Hayes / Kevin Pope / Michael Turner
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Jarma / Dragan Henchman #1
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Nicole (as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
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Dragan Adjanic
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Michelle 'The Hammer' Petrov
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Officer Carew
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Officer McCain
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Andre
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Storyline

When a CIA agent is killed during a nuclear arms purchase, his partner Oakes, recruits his twin brother, Jake Hayes. Jake had no idea he had a twin brother, let alone that he worked for the CIA. Jake, a.k.a. Michael Turner, has nine days to fill his brother's place. However, the enemy terrorists learn of his secret identity and kidnap his girlfriend/fiancee. He has to rescue them and save New York city from an imminent nuclear terrorist act. Written by Mikey J. <mredding@ev1.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, some sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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7 June 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Sheep  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,007,367 (USA) (7 June 2002)

Gross:

$30,157,016 (USA) (20 September 2002)
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Trivia

Originally titled "Black Sheep" until it was discovered that there was already a film with that title, Black Sheep (1996). That film starred David Spade and the late Chris Farley, who both co-starred with Chris Rock on Saturday Night Live (1975). Ironically, the new title "Bad Company," is also the name of a 1995 film, Bad Company (1995). See more »

Goofs

When the agents are setting up in the warehouse just before the chase in the countryside, you can see the dolly track below the camera in two shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adrik Vas: Your friend is late.
Michael Turner: He'll be here.
Adrik Vas: Yeah, I *do* have other bidders.
Michael Turner: I personally vouch for this man.
Adrik Vas: Oh, well I trust you Michael. You see, each degree of separation comes with a degree of uncertainty.
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, Pretty Woman
Written by Roy Orbison and Bill Dees
Performed by Karel Gott
Courtesy of Goja Spol, S.R.O.
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This movie is `bad' company for the serious filmgoer.
16 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When does a knighted actor collect a paycheck? When he acts benightedly in a cliched spy thriller that is a virtual textbook of Hollywood expectations, right down to the scruffy mid-eastern terrorists and the oversized red digital readout on a nuclear bomb.

Anthony Hopkins plays a CIA veteran who must train a streetwise kid, played by Chris Rock, how to act like a real agent in 9 days. You can guess the outcome; in fact you can guess every scene before it unfolds. Movies like this make me know I couldn't do reviewing for a day job-I'd have to see bombs like this everyday. Did I say bomb again? Did we just have one come to America in `Sum of All Fears'?

I am committed to saying something favorable for all movies if I can. Hopkins is always interesting to watch: he underplays here with a `sang froid' that would make Hannibal Lecter proud. The bad side of `Bad Company' is the bug-eyed, monotone, hysterical Chris Rock, who may have been medicated for this role because I didn't have to cover my ears this time-I just bore up under his boring delivery.

Brooke Smith, who was the captured girl in `Silence of the Lambs', plays Hopkins' partner. `Lambs' this is not.

The film moves rapidly enough for espionage junkies. There, I said 2 good things. The movie still is `bad' company for the serious filmgoer.




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