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Bad Company (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Thriller | 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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Trivia

One of several movies that had its release date changed after the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001. This movie was originally set for release in November 2001, but was not released until June 2002. See more »

Goofs

When Jake meets Officers Oates and Swanson for the first time, Officer Swanson alternates from wearing shoes to Ugg boots and back to shoes again. 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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Soundtracks

All Out Of Love
Written by Clive Davis and Graham Russell (as Russell Graham)
Performed by Air Supply
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Under license from BMG Special Products, Inc.
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Not what I expected
18 October 2003 | by herumesueniSee all my reviews

I don't really know what I expected from this film, but I certainly found much more than I had been looking for. Given that it stars Chris Rock, I did expect a great deal of irreverent, silly comedy. What I found, instead, was an interesting spy film and a very, very odd buddy picture.

The acting from both Rock and Hopkins is exceptional. The plot, while a bit thin, is interesting.

The film pulled me in and held me from beginning to end.


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Country:

USA | Czech Republic

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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