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Duplicity (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 20 March 2009 (USA)
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Two ex-government agents turned rival industrial spies have to be at the top of their game when one of their companies prepares to launch a major product. However, they distract each other in more ways than one.

Director:

Tony Gilroy

Writer:

Tony Gilroy
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clive Owen ... Ray Koval
Julia Roberts ... Claire Stenwick
Tom Wilkinson ... Howard Tully
Paul Giamatti ... Richard Garsik
Dan Daily ... Garsik's Aide
Lisa Roberts Gillan ... Tully's Assistant
David Shumbris ... Turtleneck
Rick Worthy ... Dale Raimes
Oleg Stefan ... Boris Fetyov
Denis O'Hare ... Duke Monahan
Kathleen Chalfant ... Pam Frailes
Khan Baykal ... Dinesh Patel
Tom McCarthy ... Jeff Bauer
Wayne Duvall ... Ned Guston
Fabrizio Brienza ... Hotel Manager
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Storyline

Ray works for MI6, Claire for the CIA. She burns him in Dubai. Jump ahead five years: he sees her in Grand Central and confronts her. Both now work in industrial security for corporate giants whose CEOs hate each other. Flashbacks fill us in: is it coincidence that he sees her in Grand Central? In about a week, one of the firms is going to announce a revolutionary product. Under the guise of helping that corporation's rival, can Ray and Claire work their own theft and find an independent buyer? To work together, using the corporate rivalry to their advantage, they would have to trust one another - difficult, if not impossible. Or, is one playing the other? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Outwit. Outspy. Outsmart. Outplay. Then get out.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The character of Claire Stenwick is named for classic-era movie actress Barbara Stanwyck. See more »

Goofs

When Ray impersonate a pediatric cardiologist and meets Barbara Bofferd, he tells her that his team is waiting for him in Ethiopia to open a clinic there. Then he explains that he needs to go to Brussels to catch a flight to Nairobi, which does't make sense since Nairobi is in Kenya. See more »

Quotes

Ray Koval: So how long are you gonna keep me waiting?
Claire Stenwick: Excuse me?
Ray Koval: I'm dying over there
Claire Stenwick: Where?
Ray Koval: There by the Ben Franklin potato salad pavilion
Claire Stenwick: I'm sorry, are we supposed to know each other?
Ray Koval: Definitely. I'm mean we're supposed to. We don't, but we should.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, we see images of the supporting characters while each actor is credited. However, when Claire and Ray are shown, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen's names aren't shown. See more »


Soundtracks

Swampblood
Written by J.D. Wilkes
Performed by Th' Legendary Shack Shakers
Courtesy of Yep Roc Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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User Reviews

 
Intelligent Film, stupid people beware.

Wow, I can't believe how many people are writing that this was too complex and they got lost in the plot. This is only to be expected when movies such as Wolverine pull in +85M on opening weekend. People complain that there are too many dumbed down movies that spoon feed us and treat us like we are stupid, yet those are the movies everyone goes to see. Then we get an intelligent, well directed and well acted movie, that DOES wrap up the loose ends (despite some posters stating differently), and yet people complain it is too complex!

I recommend this movie to anyone with the intellectual capacity to read a book. This is what Oceans 12 and 13 were trying so hard to be!


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Release Date:

20 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,965,110, 22 March 2009

Gross USA:

$40,572,825

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,176,181
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2.35 : 1
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