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Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)

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With all-new gadgets, high-flying action, exciting chases and a wisecracking new handler, Derek (Anthony Anderson), Cody has to retrieve the device before the world's leaders fall under the evil control of a diabolical villain.

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Kevin Allen

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Jeffrey Jurgensen (characters), Harald Zwart (story) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Muniz ... Cody Banks
Anthony Anderson ... Derek
Hannah Spearritt ... Emily
Cynthia Stevenson ... Mrs. Banks
Daniel Roebuck ... Mr. Banks
Anna Chancellor ... Jo Kenworth
Keith Allen ... Diaz
James Faulkner ... Kenworth
David Kelly ... Trival
Santiago Segura ... Santiago
Connor Widdows ... Alex Banks
Keith David ... CIA Director
Rod Silvers Rod Silvers ... Kumar
Jack Stanley Jack Stanley ... Ryan
Joshua Brody Joshua Brody ... Bender
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Storyline

One year later, agent Cody Banks is back for another awesome adventure but this time he must track down a former instructor who's gone rogue with a mind-control microchip. Banks masquerades as a musical prodigy to get close to a snobby, egocentric scientist in London who's the only person who can make the microchip work. Along the way Banks hooks up with a demoted agent and a cute-as-a-bug Scotland Yard operative. When Agent Cody Banks heads to England to catch an evil scientist who's stolen a mind-control device for his plot to rule the world and turning the world leaders into zombies! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Adventure is an attitude.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agent Cody Banks 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Cobham Hall, Kent, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,014,005, 14 March 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,222,861, 18 April 2004
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Frankie Muniz underwent two months of martial arts training before filming began. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 19 mins) When Cody tells the music prodigies that they are secret agents, Cody stands Berkhamp on his head. While he is on his head his suit coat is on correctly, but in the next shot when he is falling to the floor, it is on backwards. See more »

Quotes

Boy 1: Hey Cody, can I get you anything, debriefing, recon mission, juice box?
Cody Banks: No thanks.
Boy 2: Okay well we're here if you need any thing.
Boy 3: You know us, USA first, Cody Banks second, Then mom and apple pie tie for third.
Cody Banks: Thanks.
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Alternate Versions

In Spanish dubbed version, when Sabeen says she's Waheed Murad, she correctly says he's a famous Pakistani actor, instead of Indian actor, as in original version. See more »

Connections

References Inch High, Private Eye (1973) See more »

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The Habanara from Carmen
Written by Georges Bizet
Arranged by Mark Thomas
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So-so sequel with lots of adventures , noisy action , amusement and entertainment
18 January 2019 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz) is a friendly teen but he's really a CIA undercover agent . Nowadays , he goes back as the junior CIA Agent Cody Banks. Diaz (Keith Allen), Cody's CIA trainer at summer camp, robs a mind-control device from the CIA, and getaways to London. Cody is assigned by his chief (Keith David) for one dangerous mission . As Cody flies to London and goes undercover as a clarinet-playing prodigy at an elite music school. Cody must fool the other kids at the school while he pursues Diaz. Cody joins forces with another botcher CIA agent (Anthony Anderson) . Cody finds Diaz and must fight him for the mind-control device. Cody has to use everything he's learned to prove himself as a competent agent and stop Diaz from completing their mission . Save the world. Get the girl. Pass math. Adventure is an attitude.

The plot is a little bit ridiculous , but we're in a spoof comedy and it is narrated in fast-movement ; besides , abound the surprises , being very funny and bemusing . In the film there is suspense , comedy , emotion , action-packed , tongue-in-cheek and chases galore with impressive velocity pursuits . The screenplay is nicely developed as well as characters and the frenetic action united to excellent special effects that are varied of these too . From the beginning until the end the amusement and entertainment is continued . The humor moments are in charge of Frankie Muniz and Anthony Anderson with their abundant botches and goofs that happen when they must confront perils and risks against the villains . Including a thrilling and exciting final facing off between the protagonists and the baddies . It's a spoof of James Bond's films , there're even bizarre artifacts like in ¨007¨ movies , plus a role type ¨Q¨ , a weapon deliverer who teaches the various gadgets which Cody Banks will subsequently use . Sympathetic acting by Frankie Muniz as adolescent agent who is given the job of retrieving a twisted device, before it can be put to evil use. Support cast is pretty good , such as : Hannah Spearritt as a music student , who is really a British secret agent working on the same case , and Anthony Anderson as Cody's CIA handler in London who becomes a cook at the house of the musical benefactor . Furthermore , Cynthia Stevenson , Daniel Roebuck , Keith Allen, Anna Chancellor , James Faulkner , and the veteran David Kelly . And special mention to the habitual villain Santiago Segura , he is terrific as well as hilarious as a peculiar nasty person . Colorful cinematography by Denis Crossan ; filmed on location in London , Knebworth House, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, UK Cobham Hall, Kent, England, UK , Buckingham Palace , Canary Wharf Underground Station, Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs, London, England, UK . Atmospheric and lively musical score by Mark Thomas .

This is a sequel to ¨Agent Cody Banks¨(2003) that directed Harald Zwart (One Night at McCool's , Commando Hamilton , Pink Panther 2) starred by Hilary Duff , Angie Harmon , Cynthia Stevenson , Arnold Vosloo , Keith David , Daniel Roebuck , Ian McShane. This second part motion picture titled ¨Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London¨ (original title) was regular but professionally by Kevin Allen (known for : Flat Lake ,The Big Tease, Under Milk Wood (2015), Y Syrcas (2013) and Spiceworld) . Rating: 5/10 , average but acceptable and passable .


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