The Tuxedo (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  27 September 2002 (USA)
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A hapless chauffer must take a comatosed secret agent's place using his special gadget-laden tuxedo.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Simms
Daniel Kash ...
Scott Wickware ...
CSA Agent Wallace
CSA Agent Joel
CSA Agent Randa
Scott Yaphe ...
CSA Agent Gabe


Jimmy Tong is just a lowly chauffeur for millionaire Clark Devlin, until Devlin has an accident that puts him in the hospital. Tong is sent back to fetch some things for Devlin and unknowingly tries on Devlin's tuxedo and finds that it gives extraordinary powers to anyone that dons the suit. This discovery thrusts Tong into world of international intrigue and espionage and pairs him with an inexperienced partner. Written by Tim Salazar

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He's Not Looking For Trouble... He's Wearing It. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,051,028 (USA) (27 September 2002)


$288,760 (Japan) (14 March 2003)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


James Brown was 69 years old at the time of filming. See more »


Most of the stated "facts" about water striders are incorrect. See more »


Jimmy Tong: The name's Tong, James Tong.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown during the first part of the end credits. See more »


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Exploration of Space
Written by Stefan Bossems, Claus Terhoeven & Andre Wevers
Performed by Cosmic Gate
Courtesy of Radikal Records, Inc.
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Mindless but hilarious entertainment
11 March 2007 | by (Sana'a, Yemen) – See all my reviews

I am surprised by how low rated this film is. Don't think. Just laugh.

Jackie Chan dryly pokes fun at action film clichés. He plays a non-hero, an unassuming regular guy who can't meet a girl, or do anything except drive, who gets sucked into a ridiculous situation.

Completely unbelievable and ridiculous. Not great cinema. All action movies are that way; this is funny because of the low-key irony.

Even Jennifer Love Hewitt seems deliberately miscast, but hilarious as she vacillates between superintelligent nerd, ditz, valley girl and superheroine.

We prefer this to Austin Powers with its completely over-the-top, zero subtlety. Here the sexual innuendo would not be missed by a teenager, but would go right over the head of kids, making it a film any age could enjoy. But you have to want to laugh, not critique.

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