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Double Take (2001)

A man on the run takes another man's passport, only to find himself stuck with the identity of a street hustler.

Director:

George Gallo

Writers:

Graham Greene (story "Across the Bridge"), Guy Elmes | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Orlando Jones ... Daryl Chase
Eddie Griffin ... Freddy Tiffany
Gary Grubbs ... Timothy Jarret McReady
Daniel Roebuck ... Agent Norville
Sterling Macer Jr. ... Agent Gradney
Benny Nieves ... Agent Martinez
Garcelle Beauvais ... Chloe
Andrea Navedo ... Maque Sanchez
Edward Herrmann ... Charles Allsworth
Shawn Elliott ... Thomas Chela / Minty Gutierrez
Brent Briscoe ... Junior Barnes
Donna Eskra Donna Eskra ... Kiki Barnes
Carlos Carrasco ... Capt. Garcia
Frank Pesce ... Vito
Julie Lott ... Julie
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Storyline

The governor of a Mexican state is assassinated. Soon after, junior executive Daryl Chase's life turns upside down: after he flags a huge transfer of funds from a Mexican account as probably illegal, he's attacked in his apartment, rescued by a CIA agent, finds his secretary shot dead, and witnesses two cops get killed. He calls the CIA guy who tells him to grab the next train to Mexico. Leaving Manhattan, Daryl can't shake a jive-talking street punk named Freddy, and soon he's traded clothes with Freddy to escape the police. Within days, his girlfriend, his boss, his client, Freddy, the FBI, and the dead governor's dog are tangled in a web of deceit and danger. Who's who? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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One big shot. One big mouth. The switch is on.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cala-te Boca See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,736,236, 14 January 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,218, 22 October 2010
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

The CIA's field members are known as "officers", not "agents" - an agent is a foreign national who provides the CIA with inside information. See more »

Quotes

Freddie Tiffany: Man, you really are from the projects. You didn't hit a damn thing.
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At the end of the movie, after the credits roll and fade out ..the hotel clerk from the Hotel El Emu says, "Thank y'all. Thank y'all for coming and y'all drive home safe. Bye.". See more »

Connections

References Silver Streak (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Magic Carpet Ride
Written by Fatboy Slim (as Norman Cook), Robert Clivillés, David Cole
Performed by Mighty Dub Katz
Courtesy of Southern Fried Records
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Pretty good! Who knew?
12 January 2001 | by ElJay-WSee all my reviews

Considering that Double Take is marketed like a spinoff of the old TV show "In Living Color", I was very surprised when I found a real action/adventure joint along the lines of Bad Boys here. It actually has a very well written plot to it.

A little whodunit with some action and some comedy to keep it fun. They even had an Old School dance sequence thrown in (believe it or not)that had me going, "Oh snap! I haven't seen THAT since middle school!"

Both Eddie Griffin and (the 7UP dude) prove that they can both actually act. That was the LAST thing I was expecting - and that's a GOOD thing!

Go see it.


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