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Central Intelligence (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 17 June 2016 (USA)
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After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

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Phil
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Steve
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Agent Stan Mitchell
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Trevor - 17 Years Old
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The Buyer
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Thugged Out
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Lady MC
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Storyline

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, some nudity, action violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,535,250 (USA) (17 June 2016)

Gross:

$127,380,061 (USA) (26 August 2016)
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Trivia

Calvin cons the airport security guard with a story about a woman who cuts off her husband's manhood, drives off with it, then throws it out of the window. This is a reference to a 1993 incident that made national headlines regarding Lorena Bobbitt cutting off the manhood of her husband John Wayne Bobbitt. See more »

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When Bob shows his motorcycle, there aren't any helmets in sight. Not on the bike or on the ground next to it. Yet moments later both Bob and Calvin are wearing helmets when they ride the bike. See more »

Quotes

Calvin Joyner: Let's go...
Bob Stone: Nah. We're not going anywhere, Jet. This whole thing will be over in a jiff.
Thugged Out: Hey, how about this? Why don't you and your boyfriend apologize to Big Rick here and then go jerk each other in the parking lot?
Calvin Joyner: That's a lot...
Bob Stone: Yeah. You're right, CJ. That's a lot of homophobia coming out of a very angry man. You need to go get that looked at by a trained professional. But, since you have escalated this whole scenario by bringing what I can only assume is an unlicensed firearm into this ...
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, Bob yells out "fanny". See more »

Connections

References Men in Black (1997) See more »

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If You Were Here
Written by Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway (as Joseph Leeway) and Tom Bailey
Performed by The Thompson Twins (as Thompson Twins)
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd & RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Mega Fun with Great Chemistry Between its Two Leads,
7 July 2016 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Central Intelligence is a great movie with a well developed plot and a terrific comedic cast. It's a fun, mindless comedy action that you can switch off from reality while watching and have a good time, there are many side splitting moments and even parts that had me at the edge of my seat. The writers did a great job of making us care for these characters before they set off on their journey, which helped out in the long run. However, the pacing was certainly slow, it was not as action packed and intense as the trailers made it out to be, there's a lot of slower moments, even times where I was begging for some plot development instead of mindless comedy. The cast are terrific, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson shine in the lead roles and their chemistry is the film's highlight, they are joined by a stellar supporting cast that includes Amy Ryan and Aaron Paul, as well as a few brilliant cameos. It also deserves credit for switching roles and getting the lead actors to do something unexpected of them, putting the well known comedian, Hart, in a straight role and putting an action star, Johnson, as the flamboyant, over the top character, this differentiated the movie, making it more interesting. Though it may not be as exciting as the trailers made it seem, Central Intelligence is simple fun, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good action or comedy.

An accountant gets himself in trouble with the law after reuniting with an old high school acquaintance looking to prove his innocence.

Best Performance: Aaron Paul


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