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Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 5 January 2007 (USA)
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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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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$8,104,069 (USA) (26 January 2007)
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Elizabeth Hurley was the original choice for Diane. See more »

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When Jake enters the elevator you can see that he holds the brief case under his arm. In the next shot its not there and when the old lady enters the elevator you can see that it has returned. See more »

Quotes

Diane: I can't believe you don't remember your own wife!
Jake Rodgers: I'm married?... to a white woman?... Am i Lionel Richie?
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References I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2002) See more »

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Use Me
Written by Bill Withers
Performed by Bill Withers
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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Nothing new... or interesting... or funny here
3 February 2010 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

We've seen this premise before in countless comedies in the past, an ordinary man with amnesia who finds himself ducking bullets and has to figure out what's going on. It's possible that it could have successfully been done again, but this particular effort doesn't make the grade. I'll start with the actors. Cedric The Entertainer does seem to be trying at times, and sometimes he comes across as a likable goof, but more often he comes across as loud-mouthed and abrasive. Lucy Liu has a thankless role as the woman who helps him, and Mark Dacascos is totally wasted as the villain, even though he does get to show off some martial arts (which are badly choreographed and directed.)

But the main problem with the movie is the script and direction. The movie contains some blatant product plugs, several instances where the action comes to a halt to show off some "hilarious" comedy (such as the Dutch dance sequence), and an ending that does not know when to quit. And the outtakes shown at the end are even less funny than the scripted gags that preceded them!


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