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


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

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7 June 2002 (USA)  »

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Black Sheep  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Originally written as a sequel to the film Blue Streak (1999). See more »

Goofs

During the standoff in the lost luggage room Jake pretends to shoot Oakes and the slide on his gun clearly locks open, indicating that it is now empty. This is glaringly obvious, since the whole thing is shown in slow motion. Nonetheless Jake then goes on to fire two more shots from the same gun. 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 Cribs (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Anything For You (Divine Mill Film Re-Mix)
Written by Kier Gist, Daguan Youngblood, Jaheim Hoagland, Norman J. Whitfield
Produced by KayGee
Performed by Jaheim featuring Duganz
Jaheim and Duganz appear courtesy of Divine Mill / Warner Bros. Records
Contains a sample of "Let Your Hair Down"
Written by Norman J. Whitfield
Performed by Yvonne Fair
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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not so bad I want my two hours back...
28 June 2002 | by (Long Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

...but I'm glad I used a free ticket to see it.

Anthony Hopkins is clearly slumming. It's like he polished of his cameo character from Mission Impossible 2 and set it to work for a whole film.

The movie is supposed to be an action comedy but the action scenes are limited to a few machine gun firefights conducted by people who can't hit targets 10 feet away, and a single car chase.

The comedy is limited to hearing Hopkins use the phrase "get in the car, b*tch" and some Chris Rock moments. It was simply neither action-packed enough or funny enough for the genre.

The whole film felt like a first or second draft of the script; like no one bothered to polish & refine the concept. It needed better, more original & well thought out action scenes, and better humor.

Not bad free, but not even worth a matinee. I give it a 5 out of 10


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