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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Officer Oakes
... Jake Hayes / Kevin Pope / Michael Turner
... Adrik Vas
... Officer Seale
... Julie
... Jarma / Dragan Henchman #1
... Nicole (as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
... Dragan Adjanic
... Michelle 'The Hammer' Petrov
... Roland Yates
... Officer Swanson
... Officer Carew
... Officer Parish
... Officer McCain
... Andre
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Storyline

When a CIA agent is killed during a nuclear arms purchase, his partner Oakes, recruits his twin brother, Jake Hayes. Jake had no idea he had a twin brother, let alone that he worked for the CIA. 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/fiancee. He has to rescue them 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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7 June 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Sheep  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,007,367, 9 June 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,160,161

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,977,295
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Originally titled "Black Sheep", until it was discovered that there was already a film with that title, Black Sheep (1996). That film starred David Spade and the late 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

Near the end of the film as the agents run down the stairs into Grand Central Station, Oakes shoves aside a man with an orange t-shirt, backpack, jeans and a wallet chain on his right hip. One minute later as they run down the train platform, the other agent shoves aside a man wearing a jacket and baseball cap over his orange t-shirt, jeans and wallet chain - the same guy. 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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References Cribs (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Anything For You (Divine Mill Film Re-Mix)
Written by Kier Gist, Daguan Youngblood, Jaheim Hoagland, Norman Whitfield (as Norman J. Whitfield)
Produced by KayGee
Performed by Jaheim featuring Duganz
Jaheim and Duganz appear courtesy of Divine Mill / Warner Bros. Records
Contains a sample of "Let Your Hair Down"
Written by Norman Whitfield (as Norman J. Whitfield)
Performed by Yvonne Fair
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Although Predictable and Full of Cliches, This Funny Action Movie Entertains
23 November 2003 | by See 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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