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Bad Company (2002)

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

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Nicole (as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
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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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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, some sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$572,940 (Japan) (18 October 2002)

Gross:

$2,385,636 (Japan) (8 November 2002)
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Originally written as a sequel to the film Blue Streak (1999). See more »

Goofs

When hanging in the laundry chute, Jake lifts his right hand and moves it while talking on the cell phone which he holds in his left hand. His feet are dangling down the chute - how is he supported while he moves his right hand? See more »

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[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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References Thunderball (1965) See more »

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This movie is `bad' company for the serious filmgoer.
16 June 2002 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – 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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