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Bad Company (2002)

 -  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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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Black Sheep  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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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 Jake finds Nicole in the shower. You can just see from the front she is already wearing something dark colored to cover her. Then from the back when she reaches for a towel, she is already wearing a white one. 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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References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)
Written by André Benjamin, Big Boi (as Antwan Patton), David Shears
Performed by Outkast
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Under license from BMG Special Products, Inc.
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Not as bad as scathing reviews...
7 April 2003 | by (Cape Town, SA) – See all my reviews

This film, as far as action films goes, is really not all that bad. I normally don't like the genre too much for it's continuance of formula, but this film was a surprise. The choreography was very well done and there were some good one-liners contributing to some amusement along the way. Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock act well in this film, alongside the twisted Russian mafia boss whom was brilliant, also to be found acting in the superb Guy Richie film 'Snatch'. The photography of Prague was stunning, great camera angles and a dramatic mood portrayed well in this beautiful city.

Regarding the Trevor Rabin track 'BMBBO'... I loved immediately it for its grace and sombre melancholic mood when I heard it in the film, but was so mistaken when finally getting hold of the track... what trickery! The beautiful strings and violin, the elegance and subtlety, gets butchered a minute in by tacky electronica. what a shame to have this masterpiece ruined. In the film obviously adaptations were made for particular scenes and I got the high-octane 'alternative' version, as released on the CD, which by the way, sounds like something from the 80's, a Jean-Michelle Jare lasertropic overdose.


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