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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.

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ray Koval
... Claire Stenwick
... Howard Tully
... Richard Garsik
... Garsik's Aide
... Tully's Assistant
... Turtleneck
... Dale Raimes
... Boris Fetyov (as Oleg Stefan)
... Duke Monahan
... Pam Frailes
... Dinesh Patel
... Jeff Bauer
... Ned Guston
... 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>

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


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

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20 March 2009 (USA)  »

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Duplicidad  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,965,110, 22 March 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,572,825

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,079,566
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Clive Owen also co-stars with Paul Giamatti in Shoot 'Em Up (2007). See more »

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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 »

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Claire Stenwick: If I told you I loved you, would it make any difference?
Ray Koval: If you told me or if I believed you?
Claire Stenwick: I love you. I really do. I don't know why you would believe me. I don't know why we'd believe anything anymore. I just keep having this fantasy that we suddenly snap out of it, that we come out of this and be like people are supposed to be, like, trusting and honest.
Ray Koval: We're not like other people.
Claire Stenwick: I know that. Don't you think I know that? Do you have any idea how frustrating it is to know that you are ...
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Written by Daniel May
Performed by Daniel May
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Even Owen and Roberts couldn't save this confusing and mind boggling mess
11 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Two corporate spies (Owen & Roberts) hook up (after knowing each other a while back) to pull off a scheme to get 40 Million dollars. The mission is to infiltrate a company that each other work in, and expose a secret product the company is releasing. Soon things get out of plan, and the two spies realize they have more feelings for each other than they recently thought. I've been a fan of Clive Owen ever since Children of Men, and I was so gratified to see Julia Roberts back on the screen. A few years ago both Clive and Julia did a movie together called "Closer", and it was satisfying to see them back together again. Their performances together are the only uplifting value of this film. Although we could have used more of Paul Giamatti and definitely more Tom Wilkinson, the entire cast was perfect for this film. This movie had too much potential in the first half, but after that it becomes a confusing and mind boggling mess of a movie. There were so many twists, and confused story telling even I heard some of the audience members yell out "Huh? What was that about?" The script was good, but the story was horribly told that it came to a very disappointing outcome. That's a shame because I was expecting to enjoy a good suspense movie that wasn't confusing. Duplicity is a often funny and well acted movie, but you'll have to find either the film's director or the screenwriter to translate the story for you, or else you won't get it. It surprisingly turns romantic in the end which makes it a fairly good date movie, but you'll be more confused than dazzled. I have to say skip this movie, and if you want to see Julia Roberts at her best rent Erin Brockovich. If you want to see Clive Owen at his best rent Inside Man. Need I say more?


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