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Bad Company (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 7 June 2002 (USA)
When an Ivy League-educated C.I.A. Agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother (Chris Rock).

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writers:

Gary M. Goodman (story) (as Gary Goodman), David Himmelstein (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Officer Oakes
Chris Rock ... Jake Hayes / Kevin Pope / Michael Turner
Peter Stormare ... Adrik Vas
Gabriel Macht ... Officer Seale
Kerry Washington ... Julie
Adoni Maropis ... Jarma / Dragan Henchman #1
Garcelle Beauvais ... Nicole (as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
Matthew Marsh ... Dragan Adjanic
Dragan Micanovic ... Michelle 'The Hammer' Petrov
John Slattery ... Roland Yates
Brooke Smith ... Officer Swanson
Daniel Sunjata ... Officer Carew
DeVone Lawson Jr. ... Officer Parish
Wills Robbins ... Officer McCain
Marek Vasut ... Andre
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Storyline

When a C.I.A. Agent is killed during a nuclear arms purchase, his partner Oakes (Sir Anthony Hopkins), recruits his twin brother, Jake Hayes (Chris Rock). Jake had no idea he had a twin brother, let alone that he worked for the C.I.A. Jake, a.k.a. Michael Turner, has nine days to fill his brother's place. However, the enemy terrorists learn of his secret identity and kidnap his girlfriend/fiancée. He has to rescue her and save New York City from an imminent nuclear terrorist act. Written by Mikey J. <mredding@ev1.net>

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Two Mismatched Partners. One Messed Up Case! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, some sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Czech Republic

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czech Mate See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,007,367, 9 June 2002

Gross USA:

$30,160,161

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,200,782
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was one of the last movies filmed in the World Trade Center (some of the subway scenes). See more »

Goofs

When Jack looks at the Nokia phone in the hotel in Prague, it clearly shows that it has no connection to any network, making it impossible for Vas to actually call the phone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adrik Vas: Your friend is late.
Michael Turner: He'll be here.
Adrik Vas: Yeah, I *do* have other bidders.
Michael Turner: I personally vouch for this man.
Adrik Vas: Oh, well I trust you Michael. You see, each degree of separation comes with a degree of uncertainty.
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Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Six Million Ways to Live
Written by Jason O'Bryan, T.K. Lawrence, Baqi Abdush-Shaheed, James Sheffield Dewees, Barry Ashworth
Performed by Dub Pistols
Courtesy of Dub Pistols
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Although Predictable and Full of Cliches, This Funny Action Movie Entertains
23 November 2003 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Prague, the CIA secret agent Kevin Pope (Chris Rock) is killed in a mission with Oakes (Anthony Hopkins). They were trying to recover a nuclear bomb from the hands of some mercenaries. In order to proceed with the operation, Jake Hayes (Chris Rock), twin of Kevin, is recruited by CIA to act as if he were his brother. Jake is a rascal ticker scalper and his dead brother was an exquisite man. The CIA agents have nine day to make Jake as refined as he brother was. Although having a plot very predictable and full of cliches, this movie is a funny action movie, almost a comedy. Therefore, it objective of entertainment is accomplished. My vote is seven.


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