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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Hayes / Kevin Pope / Michael Turner
Jarma / Dragan Henchman #1
Nicole (as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
Dragan Adjanic
Michelle 'The Hammer' Petrov
Officer Carew
Officer Parish
Officer McCain


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. <>

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Two Mismatched Partners. One Messed Up Case! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 June 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Sheep  »

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Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$2,385,636 (Japan) (8 November 2002)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


As Jake tosses the bouquet at Oakes, officer Swanson appears beside him, having been standing beside the limo is the previous shot. See more »


[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 Temptation Island (2001) See more »


Written by Tricky & Marlon Thaws
Performed by Tricky
Courtesy of Hollywood Records, Inc. and Anti / Epitaph Europe B.V.
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Although Predictable and Full of Cliches, This Funny Action Movie Entertains
23 November 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Prague, the CIA secret agent Kevin Pope (Chris Rock) is killed in a mission with Oakes (Anthony Hopkins). They were trying to recover a nuclear bomb from the hands of some mercenaries. In order to proceed with the operation, Jake Hayes (Chris Rock), twin of Kevin, is recruited by CIA to act as if he were his brother. Jake is a rascal ticker scalper and his dead brother was an exquisite man. The CIA agents have nine day to make Jake as refined as he brother was. Although having a plot very predictable and full of cliches, this movie is a funny action movie, almost a comedy. Therefore, it objective of entertainment is accomplished. My vote is seven.

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