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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 overview, first billed only:
Jake Rodgers (as Cedric The Entertainer)
Beau Starr ...
Old Timer (as Beau Davis)
Bart Anderson ...
The Butler
Mini Bar Attendant
Dead FBI Agent


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

5 January 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Cleaner  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


When Jake gets his cell phone for the first time and checks his call record, he says "El Pollo Loco." The closest El Pollo Loco to Seattle (where the movie takes place) is in Reno, Nevada; a little too far for a phone call for Mexican food. See more »


[from trailer]
Jake Rodgers: I'm the Black Rambo!
Gina: ...Blambo?
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Crazy Credits

Out-takes play over the first part of the end credits See more »


References Tetris (1989) See more »


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Written by BigChris Flores, Camilo "Tea Time" Castaldi, Drastic (as Jacob "Drastic" Anckerman),
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Performed by BigChris, Drastic, Tea Time & Twin
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not my thing. At all
7 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have no idea why I rented this film. It must have been the name Lucy Liu. This type of comedy is not something I like, though it probably will appeal to some.

The Cleaner from 2007 stars Cedric Kyles, Lucy Liu, and Nicolette Sheridan. Jake (Kyles) wakes up in a hotel with a dead body next to him. He has no memory of who he is or what he's doing in the hotel. Then he meets a beautiful blond, Diane (Sheridan) who claims to be his wife. When he goes to a restaurant, the waitress (Liu) pours a pitcher of cold water on him -- he doesn't remember having any relationship with her, but she's plenty angry.

Slowly he starts to realize that he was a secret agent undercover as a janitor, and that his enemies want something he has.

To be honest, the outtakes shown at the end were funnier.

Cedric the Entertainer, as he is called, is funny with a nice presence, but this movie was just a lot of slapstick and shootouts. Lucy Liu was sexy and tough in her role -- it turns out she's an agent. There just wasn't much to it as far as humor. Mark Dacascos is so handsome, it was almost worth watching it for him.

I don't have too much to say -- if it weren't for the fact that Nicolette Sheridan prances around in her skimpy underwear, a five year old might enjoy this movie.

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