5.0/10
26,685
104 user 79 critic

Agent Cody Banks (2003)

A government agent trains Cody Banks in the ways of covert operations that require younger participants.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay) (as Ashley Edward Miller), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
3,945 ( 276)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

IMDb at Comic-Con 2016

Visit our Comic-Con section to see what's trending, watch celebrity interviews, follow event coverage, browse cosplay photos, take our Fan IQ quizzes, and more.

Browse IMDb's Guide to Comic-Con

4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

With all-new gadgets, high-flying action, exciting chases and a wisecracking new handler, Derek (Anthony Anderson), Cody has to retrieve the device before the world's leaders fall under the evil control of a diabolical villain.

Director: Kevin Allen
Stars: Frankie Muniz, Anthony Anderson, Hannah Spearritt
Big Fat Liar (2002)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After a young boy's school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a hit film, the boy travels to Los Angeles to claim his credit.

Director: Shawn Levy
Stars: Frankie Muniz, Amanda Bynes, Paul Giamatti
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The Cortez siblings set out for a mysterious island, where they encounter a genetic scientist and a set of rival spy kids.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

With his wife doing a book tour, a father of twelve must handle a new job and his unstable brood.

Director: Shawn Levy
Stars: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The Bakers, while on vacation, find themselves competing with a rival family of eight children.

Director: Adam Shankman
Stars: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff
Spy Kids (2001)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Lizzie McGuire has graduated from middle school and takes a trip to Rome, Italy with her class. And what was supposed to be only a normal trip, becomes a teenager's dream come true.

Director: Jim Fall
Stars: Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Clayton Snyder
Sky High (2005)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Set in an era where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young William Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.

Director: Mike Mitchell
Stars: Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Michael Angarano
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker (Stallone). It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Daryl Sabara, Alexa PenaVega, Antonio Banderas
The Pacifier (2005)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.

Director: Adam Shankman
Stars: Vin Diesel, Brittany Snow, Max Thieriot
Cadet Kelly (TV Movie 2002)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A fashion-conscious youngster is horrified when she is forced to move to military school.

Director: Larry Shaw
Stars: Hilary Duff, Christy Carlson Romano, Gary Cole
My Dog Skip (2000)
Drama | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip.

Director: Jay Russell
Stars: Frankie Muniz, Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Earl
...
Dr. Connors
...
Surveillance Van Agent
...
Surveillance Van Agent
...
Double Agent
...
...
Mom
Edit

Storyline

A government agent trains a typical teenager Cody Banks who loves to skateboard, hates math, and feels like a complete idiot around girls, in the ways of covert operations that require younger participants. But Cody's got a secret--he's actually part of a secret teen CIA program. Cody's living every boy's dream life--he can drive like a stunt man, has an incredible arsenal of cool gadgets, and his agency mentor, Ronica Miles, is totally hot. But Cody's training is put to the test when he's sent to pose as a prep school student and befriend fellow teen Natalie Connors in order to gain access to her father--a scientist unknowingly developing a fleet of deadly pair of twisted villains called the nanobots for the evil organization ERIS, which can destroy any carbon or silicon-based substance-to destroy the world's defense systems so he can threaten anyone who opposes him. From runaway cars and high-speed snowboard chases to a spectacular final mountaintop showdown, Cody has to use ... Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Save the world. Get the girl. Pass math. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence, mild language and some sensual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

14 March 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cody Banks  »

Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,064,317 (USA) (14 March 2003)

Gross:

$47,285,499 (USA) (9 May 2003)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Harald Zwart: [Fredrikstad] When Cody and Natalie are meeting in the café, the Norwegian ice-cream brand 'Diplom is' is shown in the background on the wall behind Natalie. Also the 'Diplom-Is jenta' is seen on the floor to the left behind Natalie. Harald Zwart always puts in a couple of items from Norway in his movies. He has also put in the scarf from his local soccer team, FFK (Fredrikstad Fotballklubb), which you can see hangs from the door to his room. There is even a pennant on the wall of his (Cody Banks') room from the same soccer team. The colors are red and white on both the scarf and the pennant. See more »

Goofs

It is said Cody can't even talk to a simulated woman and when he tries to talk to a real girl he starts to stammer or clams up i.e can't say a word and they make a big thing of it (bringing in all sorts of specialist advisers to help Cody) but since their first meeting he never had that problem talking to his handler, female agent Ronica Miles. See more »

Quotes

[after stopping a two year old driving a car and crashing it]
Cody Banks: Next time, please stick to the tricycle.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

My Way
Written and Performed by Butch Walker
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Under license from BMG Special Products, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Character Driven "Spykids"
10 May 2003 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

"Agent Cody Banks" depends more on character and plot than the special effects, explosive action of the more popular "Spykids." Frankie Muniz does a credible, funny job as a social inept, CIA whiz kid. With a distant resemblance to "True Lies," and "Never Been Kissed," "Agent Cody Banks" charms the audience with its irony and socially naive kid comedy along with a rather strong James Bond flavor for spy action. Frankie Muniz' CIA handler never gets too sickly sweet nor weird, but handles her role with a solid performance. This movie is a nice blend of genre, but it doesn't explode into non-stop action nor with a teen romantic comedy - perhaps it's taken on a rather awesome, big challenge of trying to package so many different elements into one movie that its comedy, spy thriller, action, teen romance with nerd genre are impossible to capture successfully in the time and attention span alloted. Entertaining and seriously funny, seven out of ten stars.


21 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Am I the only one who enjoyed it? kit_fielding
Hillary Duff just straight up murdered the villian... jshado
Hillary Duff is the hottest girl ever littlenicky44
Anyone else find this creepy? Rexhavoc14
Frankie Muniz bothers me. Rexhavoc14
The BBFC's crazy! themadmoviemathew
Discuss Agent Cody Banks (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?