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Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 5 January 2007 (USA)
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Cedric the Entertainer plays Jake, a seemingly regular guy who has no idea who he is after being hit over the head by mysterious assailants; when he finds himself entangled in a government ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Jake Rodgers (as Cedric The Entertainer)
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Shaw (as Callum Keith Rennie)
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Jacuzzi
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Old Timer (as Beau Davis)
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The Butler
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Mini Bar Attendant
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Dead FBI Agent
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Cedric the Entertainer plays Jake, a seemingly regular guy who has no idea who he is after being hit over the head by mysterious assailants; when he finds himself entangled in a government conspiracy, Jake and his pursuers become convinced that he is an undercover agent. Written by Anonymous

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In a dirty world, he's our only hope.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, crude humor and some violence | See all certifications »

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5 January 2007 (USA)  »

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The Cleaner  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,244,142 (USA) (5 January 2007)

Gross:

$8,104,069 (USA) (26 January 2007)
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Trivia

Elizabeth Hurley was the original choice for Diane. See more »

Goofs

When pulling up the security file on Cedric's character, the driver's license shows W98745621. Based on Washington State's driver's license scheming, the correct license code would have began with RODGEJ_30. (The underscore would have been replaced by the characters middle initial. Also, the file shows the record as being inactive, yet the date terminated is not available. See more »

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Jake Rodgers: I'm Special Op's.
Gina: Try Special Mops.
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References Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) See more »

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Where Da Boggie At?
Written by Khalis Bayyan, Hakim Bell, Rahman Griffin, Donald Boyce, Addisu Sileshi,
Christopher Brower, Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), George Funky Brown, Robert Spike Mickens, Claydes Smith, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas) and Richard Westfield
Performed by Kool & The Gang (as Kool & the Gang) featuring R.O.C. & Da Prince Hakim
Courtesy of KFTA Entertainment
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How did this get greenlighted?
23 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ever since Cedric the Entertainer burst onto the scene with his critically acclaimed, scene-stealing performance in the original "Barbershop," no filmmaker has quite figured out how best to harness the considerable talents of this longtime standup comic. In the years since that film was released, C the E has appeared in one monumental turkey after another, with his latest endeavor, "Code Name: The Cleaner," marking what we can only hope will be a professional low point before he begins his gradual ascent back towards some degree of cinematic respectability.

In what is clearly one of the lamest, dopiest and most ill-conceived spy comedies in movie history, Cedric plays an amnesia victim who wakes up in a hotel room next to a dead FBI agent and a suitcase stuffed with hundreds of thousands of dollars. Unsure of who he is - the possibilities range all the way from an undercover spy to a local janitor - or how he managed to get himself into such a predicament, the mystery man, Jake, is soon on the run from unknown forces out to nab him and the valuable computer chip it is believed he has in his possession.

This is such a perfectly ridiculous piece of celluloid-wasting cinema that it is scarcely worth the time it takes to watch, let alone comment on, the movie. Suffice it to say that Cedric needs to start looking into getting himself a better agent, while his co-stars - like Lucy Liu, whose career is clearly in as much trouble as Cedric's - should begin deleting this film from their professional resumes as quickly as is humanly possible.


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