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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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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  »

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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 'slapping' scene between Gina and Jake (right before the first slap is thrown), a crew member's shadow is clearly reflected in the shower door. 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!
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Code Name: The Cleaner
17 January 2007 | by (Cincinnati, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

Friday night my wife and I went to see Code Name: The Cleaner, staring Cedric Kyles (AKA Cedric the Entertainer) and Lucy Liu. It's about Jake, a man who wakes up in a hotel room, next to a dead body, with no memory of who he is or how he got there. As events unfold around him, he starts to recollect that he is a secret agent, and puts together that he was working undercover as a janitor on a deadly mission.

This was another fun movie. It had a PG-13 rating but I would say that it was a fairly mild PG-13 (a few shootouts and Nicollette Sheridan in her undies), so I wouldn't worry too much about taking a 13 year old to see it. It's the first movie I've seen with Cedric in the lead role and only the second with him in it at all (Serving Sara was the first). I really liked him. He was absolutely hilarious without going over the top. Of course Lucy Liu is always a sight to behold.

The rating it has received on IMDb was a dismal 3.0 but that was because a significant number (52%) of the votes were a 1. I suspect that the movie or one of it's actors really perturbed some group, so they retaliated with a vote drive. There is no way this movie rated a 1. I personally gave it a 7 and my wife tells me we will own this.

Incidentally, stick around for the first half of the credits. The show some very good outtakes.


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