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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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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 »

Goofs

Jake receives a phone call from Gary, who tells him to meet him at Seatac's Terminal number 1. Seatac does not have a terminal number 1, it only has the Main Terminal. 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 The Parkers (1999) See more »

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Ur Uh Freak
Written by Chingy (as Howard Bailey), Jimmy Jam (as James Harris), Terry Lewis,
Mr. Collipark (as Michael Crooms)
Performed by Chingy
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with EMI Film & TV Music
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Did they run out of money?
13 July 2007 | by (Lansdale, PA) – See all my reviews

Watching this movie, I kept thinking they couldn't afford to have a real script written, and must have run out of money when they were about 2/3 of the way through, and couldn't finish editing it. Not to mention, they probably couldn't afford Martin Lawrence for the lead role, so they filled it with Cedric the Entertainer, who does better in supporting roles. Cedric does have several funny scenes, though.

The plot is completely unintelligible, and undeveloped, but based on the genre you can predict most of the action. It's the ever-popular "hero has something secret the bad guys want, so they can sell it to terrorists for a fortune, but it's missing." Not to mention, the scenes or "shticks" that have been better done elsewhere. For example, every time Cedric tried to be funny with judo moves, I kept thinking that he ripped that off from Martin, who does it much better. There is a brief cat-fight scene that is far inferior to the one in Undercover Brother (which is an excellent movie, and much funnier overall).


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