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Central Intelligence (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 17 June 2016 (USA)
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After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

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Ike Barinholtz (screenplay), David Stassen (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dwayne Johnson ... Bob Stone
Kevin Hart ... Calvin Joyner
Amy Ryan ... Agent Pamela Harris
Danielle Nicolet ... Maggie
Jason Bateman ... Trevor
Aaron Paul ... Phil
Ryan Hansen ... Steve
Tim Griffin ... Agent Stan Mitchell
Timothy John Smith Timothy John Smith ... Agent Nick Cooper
Sione Kelepi Sione Kelepi ... Young Robbie
Dylan Boyack ... Trevor - 17 Years Old
Thomas Kretschmann ... The Buyer
Megan Park ... Waitress
Slaine ... Thugged Out
Annie Kerins ... Lady MC
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Storyline

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, some nudity, action violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un espía y medio See more »

Filming Locations:

Burlington, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,535,250, 19 June 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$127,440,871

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$217,196,811
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dwayne Johnson's character, Robbie Wheirdicht, assumes the name "Bob Stone" as an adult. "Stone" may also be seen as a nod to his wrestling ring name of "The Rock." See more »

Goofs

When they are flying the plane, Bob intentionally shuts the plane off to simulate the plane going down. When he turns it back on they show him flipping the master switch back on. In GA aircraft this switch only controls the electronic systems (which are still operative) of the plane (navigation, radios) and has nothing to do with the engine of the plane, which is either shutoff my the mixture, fuel shutoff or magneto switch. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Trevor - 17 Years Old: Man, I told you Robbie Wheirdicht showers here during first period.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, Bob yells out "fanny". See more »

Connections

References The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008) See more »

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Unbelievable
Written by Ian Dench, James Atkin, Zachary Foley (as Zachary Sebastian Rex James Foley), Mark Decloedt (as Mark Simon Decloedt) and Derran Brownson (as Derran Gene Brownson)
Performed by EMF
Courtesy of EMF The Band
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A little off for me!
26 June 2016 | by sahraecunioSee all my reviews

Started well, but sadly went down hill. I really expected great things from this movie after all the two main characters can be extremely funny, sadly this was not the case. I felt the plot also let it down, leaving me with a lot of fun unanswered questions, don't get me wrong it's a comedy so I don't expect in depth thought provoking scrip, but come on guys! I felt both lead actors were let down by the script, what I would describe as " a fluffy film " . I personally couldn't get to grips with Dwyne Johnsons character at all, seemed a little slow witted, yet works as a CIA operative? Not that I care either way but also they seemed to have made him gay I think, but to be honest I'm not sure, as I say lots of holes in both the script and sorry to say the acting.

OK so would I recommend you going to watch the at the cinema? In short no, wait till its on TV I'm not saying it's not worth watching, but I wouldn't waste your money going to the cinema.


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