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Double Take (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 12 January 2001 (USA)
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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Trivia

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Goofs

In order to field strip the pistol Freddy Tiffany uses at the Emu Ranch, you must remove a takedown pin located above the trigger guard and in front of the safety. See more »

Quotes

Freddie Tiffany: If you wanna live, get in the car. If you wanna die, get in the car.
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Crazy Credits

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

Stutter (Double Take Remix)
Written by Derrick Lemel Stewart, Emandu Imani Rashaan Wilcox, John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian, Booty Brown, Steve Boone, Trevant Jermaine Hardson, Roy Hamilton and Ernest E. Dixon
Embodies portions of the composition entitled "Summer in the City"
Written by John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian and Steve Boone
(As sampled in "Passing Me By")
Performed by Joe featuring Mystikal
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Hilarious Surprise
25 July 2001 | by jbeatty-1See all my reviews

I watch virtually every movie released to video and I love it when I dont expect a movie to be as good as this one was. If you like the humor of the classic 1987 movie "Real Men" movie with Ritter and Belushi and if you liked the comic attitude found in "Blue Streak" then this is definitely a movie you will like. With the two actors Orlando and Eddie not being known as an infamous comic duo I certainly would have thought after seeing this movie that they have done this together before. I found many possibly subtle parodic similarities to movies like The Silver Streak and Stir Crazy which although you might think im out of the ballpark on this one, I couldnt help but to laugh my butt off! The directing was professionally witty and the writing was smarter than most any movie that is currently available for rent. I can only say that there is a bright future not only for these actors in comedy roles and that I am astonished that this movie has been created out of a 1957 screenplay. It definitely has been perfectly formulated to work in the current setting in which it was portrayed. Bottom line is that I highly recommend this movie to anyone who loves a sleeper comedy mixed with some well thought up schemes. Maybe those of you who are fans of violent humor in the the british-heist movies such as Snatch and Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels will relate to the mixture of violence and comedy as well here. And I want to know if anyone else caught the clear irony between the pen scene in this movie and the pen scene in the movie Real Men. Tell me that wasnt inspired by a great movie! Watch this movie! If you pay attention.. you will laugh!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Double Take 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, 15 January 2001

Gross USA:

$29,831,583

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,603,059
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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