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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.

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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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Trivia

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Goofs

When Freddy is dancing at the gas station, his tie gets pulled over his left arm, but in the next shot, the tie is straight down on his chest. See more »

Quotes

[Freddy is walking through the desert, and sees a vulture]
Freddie Tiffany: How's your mama? We went out. You know, you'd make a nice 9-piece. You know we black people like chicken! You see any flies on me?
[the vulture starts flying toward Freddy]
Freddie Tiffany: I'm just playin!
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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 North by Northwest (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Stutter (Double Take Remix)
Written by Derrick Lemel Stewart, Emandu Imani Rashaan Wilcox, John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian, Romye Robinson, 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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Completely enjoyable buddy comedy
16 December 2006 | by chuckecww3See all my reviews

Apparently some people DIDN'T like this movie, but its hard to see why. While certainly not destined to become a film classic, the miscellaneous plot holes are CERTAINLY no worse than most Hollywood fare, and as an overall movie I think rates a whole lot better than a lot of what's cranked out these days (2006). I REALLY enjoyed this movie, as did most of the other people who I have persuaded to watch the DVD, which I purchased after seeing the movie in the theater. JOnes and Griffin are both in great form, with the edge definitely going to Griffin's thoroughly brilliant comedy throughout. A great buddy movie, with great performances and production values, thoroughly entertaining, and very, very, funny. If you don't mind a movie that's not too cerebral, doesn't take itself too seriously, and doesn't aspire to be anything more than a thoroughly enjoyable comedic romp (with more than a few twists and a fair amount of action along the way), then you'll appreciate this. I don't think Mr. Gallo was aiming for an Oscar with this one, but it was completely satisfying for what it was. Incidentally, the music score and soundtrack were also remarkable.


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