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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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The World is in Good Hands 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

Originally titled "Black Sheep" until it was discovered that there was already a movie with that title, Black Sheep (1996). That movie starred David Spade and Chris Farley, both of whom co-starred with Chris Rock on Saturday Night Live (1975). Ironically, the new title is also the name of Bad Company (1995). See more »

Goofs

As Seale climbs down a floor during the hotel shootout, one can clearly see impact squibs going off around him on the walls, however there are also clearly no gunshot sound effects heard at this moment in the scene. 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 Pretty Woman (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby If You're Ready
Written by Priest Brooks, Chan Gaines, Kevin Gillian, Kola Marion, Kim Proby, Latoya Williams
Performed by Doggy's Angels
Courtesy of TVT Records
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This movie is `bad' company for the serious filmgoer.
16 June 2002 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

When does a knighted actor collect a paycheck? When he acts benightedly in a cliched spy thriller that is a virtual textbook of Hollywood expectations, right down to the scruffy mid-eastern terrorists and the oversized red digital readout on a nuclear bomb.

Anthony Hopkins plays a CIA veteran who must train a streetwise kid, played by Chris Rock, how to act like a real agent in 9 days. You can guess the outcome; in fact you can guess every scene before it unfolds. Movies like this make me know I couldn't do reviewing for a day job-I'd have to see bombs like this everyday. Did I say bomb again? Did we just have one come to America in `Sum of All Fears'?

I am committed to saying something favorable for all movies if I can. Hopkins is always interesting to watch: he underplays here with a `sang froid' that would make Hannibal Lecter proud. The bad side of `Bad Company' is the bug-eyed, monotone, hysterical Chris Rock, who may have been medicated for this role because I didn't have to cover my ears this time-I just bore up under his boring delivery.

Brooke Smith, who was the captured girl in `Silence of the Lambs', plays Hopkins' partner. `Lambs' this is not.

The film moves rapidly enough for espionage junkies. There, I said 2 good things. The movie still is `bad' company for the serious filmgoer.


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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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