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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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Jake Rodgers (as Cedric The Entertainer)
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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:

£61,734 (UK) (7 December 2007)
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Elizabeth Hurley was the original choice for Diane. See more »

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In the hotel, Jake says the briefcase contains approx $250,000. There are 10 stacks of bills with two bundles in each stack. A bundle of bills contains 50 bills. So that would be a total of 100 bills/stack or 1000 total. The largest bill in circulation is the $100, thus no more than $100,000 could be in the briefcase (most people don't realize just how difficult it would be for a single person to carry large sums of money like $1,000,000 or $10,000,000 and how many suit/briefcases it would take to have such in "small, unmarked bills" but yet movie characters seem to be able to do so easily in even small bags.) See more »

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Hotel Receptionist: So you're Dutch?
Jake Rodgers: [Jake smiles] Yeah, have you never heard of Dutch Chocolate? Ricola!
[Hotel Receptionist and Jake laughs]
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Performed by Bill Withers
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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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