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Agent Cody Banks (2003)

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

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Dr. Connors
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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}

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

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14 March 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$47,285,499 (USA) (9 May 2003)
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(at around 13 mins) The exterior of the CIA headquarters was shot on location in the Academic Quadrangle at Simon Fraser University near Vancouver. This location is popular for films in Vancouver, and once doubled as an alien planet in an episode of Stargate SG-1 (1997). 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

[using code to identify herself]
Ronica Miles: Mary had a little lamb, its fleece as white as snow.
Cody Banks: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Ronica Miles: Bubble gum, bubble gum, in a dish.
Cody Banks: How many pieces do you wish?
Ronica Miles: This is what happens when you design a codebook in summer camp.
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Life Is Good
Produced and Remixed by Phillip Steir (as Philip Steir)
Written by Lloyd Neal
Performed by Junk
Junk appears courtesy of Spirit Music Group
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Cody Saves The World And Gets Grounded
10 April 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Taking advantage of a couple of hot teen television properties at the time, MGM fashioned this fantasy for kids about a typical teenage boy with one big secret. Agent Cody Banks is a CIA operative, part of a special program that trains kids for special missions. And in the title role Frankie Muniz gets to do them, providing he's not grounded.

The other hot property at the time was Hilary Duff who was in Disney's Lizzie McGuire series while Muniz was doing Malcolm In The Middle. She's Frankie's assignment, Duff is the daughter of a scientist who's gone missing and Frankie has to both protect her and find out what's going on.

It's something big all right, scientist Martin Donovan has invented some kind of artificial life that will eat anything carbon or silicon based. That could wreak a lot of havoc in the wrong hands.

Donovan is Duff's father, as for Muniz's parents they are unbelievably clueless, but that's part of the charm of these films. One who's not clueless is Muniz's immediate superior and handler Angie Harmon. She's got a great scene in the prep school where Muniz has been put to be close to Duff with some of the adolescent males there.

Agent Cody Banks with the star power of two current teen idols made a lot of money, so much so a sequel was made. Now if they had really wanted to do something different, they'd have made Duff the secret agent with Muniz her assignment.


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