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Agent Cody Banks (2003)

A government agent trains Cody Banks in the ways of covert operations that require younger participants.

Director:

Harald Zwart

Writers:

Ashley Miller (screenplay) (as Ashley Edward Miller), Zack Stentz (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Muniz ... Cody Banks
Hilary Duff ... Natalie Connors
Angie Harmon ... Ronica Miles
Keith David ... CIA Director
Cynthia Stevenson ... Mrs. Banks
Arnold Vosloo ... Molay
Daniel Roebuck ... Mr. Banks
Ian McShane ... Brinkman
Darrell Hammond ... Earl
Martin Donovan ... Dr. Connors
Marc Shelton ... Surveillance Van Agent
Chris Gauthier ... Surveillance Van Agent
Harry Van Gorkum ... Double Agent
Connor Widdows ... Alex Banks
Eliza Norbury ... Mom
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Storyline

A government agent trains a typical teenager Cody Banks who loves to skateboard, hates math, and feels like a complete idiot around girls, in the ways of covert operations that require younger participants. But Cody's got a secret--he's actually part of a secret teen CIA program. Cody's living every boy's dream life--he can drive like a stunt man, has an incredible arsenal of cool gadgets, and his agency mentor, Ronica Miles, is totally hot. But Cody's training is put to the test when he's sent to pose as a prep school student and befriend fellow teen Natalie Connors in order to gain access to her father--a scientist unknowingly developing a fleet of deadly pair of twisted villains called the nanobots for the evil organization ERIS, which can destroy any carbon or silicon-based substance-to destroy the world's defense systems so he can threaten anyone who opposes him. From runaway cars and high-speed snowboard chases to a spectacular final mountaintop showdown, Cody has to use ... Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence, mild language and some sensual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cody Banks See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,064,317, 16 March 2003

Gross USA:

$47,938,330

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,795,814
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 24 mins) The scene where a girl asks Cody if he is in special placement received heavy backlash from moviegoers, as they felt it was insensitive. An insert in the DVD release apologized for the joke. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 21 mins) During the fight in the secret lair, Cody jumps sideways over what seems to be an engine block. While he does this, the hood on his jacket is up, presumably to hide the face of the stunt double, but before and after it is down. See more »

Quotes

Natalie Connors: You know, Cody you make a really bad first impression and a terrible second impression but the third time was really good
Cody Banks: You gotta see my fourth
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Alternate Versions

Already given a 12A cert from the BBFC for violence (specifically, the use of martial arts techniques), the distributor cut the film by 7 seconds to remove sight of a double ear-clap. A "15" uncut was available to the distributor. See more »

Connections

Features Dragon Ball Z: Ginyu Assault (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

When I Get You Alone
Written by Robin Thicke (as Robin A. Thicke)
Performed by Robin Thicke (as Thicke)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "A Fifth of Beethoven"
Written and Performed by Walter Murphy
Courtesy of Thomas J. Valentino, Inc.
Under license from RFT Music Publishing Corp.
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Not Very Interesting
15 March 2003 | by bix171See all my reviews

MGM delivers its entry into the `Spy Kids' sweepstakes but the studio's own James Bond series is the real influence in Harald Zwart's adolescent spy picture, crammed as it is with explosive destructions of secret lairs, ski chases and cool gadgets. Yet, like the later Bond films, what it doesn't have is a whole lot of heart or care put into it--which is precisely where it differs from the warmth and originality of the family-focused `Spy Kids' series. Everything seems slapdash and rushed, designed to do little more than cash in. Frankie Muniz (of television's `Malcolm In The Middle') is the title character, a teenage CIA operative mentored by sexy ball buster Angie Harmon and assigned to develop a relationship with the daughter of a scientist (Hilary Duff, the Disney Channel's `Lizzy McGuire') being held by the bad guys. There's really nothing much to offend or involve anyone (which is odd because two of the writers, the team of Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, are responsible for some smart, funny screenplays, including `Ed Wood' and `The People Vs. Larry Flynt') and there are virtually no good laughs--it barely seems to want to take advantage of even the single obvious running joke, namely teenage ogling of the voluptuous Harmon. Muniz and Duff are likable enough and Keith David, as Muniz' and Harmon's boss, provides hammy support but they're hardly reasons to plunk down nine bucks at the megaplex.


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