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The Double (2011)

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A retired CIA operative is paired with a young FBI agent to unravel the mystery of a senator's murder, with all signs pointing to a Soviet assassin.

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Michael Brandt
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Paul Shepherdson
Topher Grace ... Ben Geary
Martin Sheen ... Highland
Tamer Hassan ... Bozlovski
Stephen Moyer ... Brutus
Chris Marquette ... Oliver
Odette Annable ... Natalie (as Odette Yustman)
Stana Katic ... Amber
Yuri Sardarov ... Leo (as Yuriy Sardarov)
Ivan Fedorov Ivan Fedorov ... The Scrounger
Ed Kelly ... Senator Darden
Jeffrey Pierce ... Agent Weaver
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Agent Burton (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Mike Kraft Mike Kraft ... Bell
Andy Manning ... EMT (as Andrew 'Sir' Manning)
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A US senator's just been murdered, and it bears the marks of a Soviet assassin, who's long-thought to be dead. To hunt down the killer, a retired member of the CIA, who spent his career going toe-to-toe with his Soviet nemesis, is teamed with a young FBI agent. Written by Variety

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Keep your enemies close

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The newspaper Oliver is trying to read is, according to Ben, De Volkskrant, which is an existing Dutch morning newspaper. However, the name written at the top of the page is "Volkskrante Trouw". "Volkskrante" is not a proper Dutch word, and "Trouw" is actually a different newspaper, owned by the same publisher. See more »

Goofs

When they are in Paris in 1988 the American Embassy in Paris is flying the European Union flag. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bozlovski: [whispering in Spanish] Better you forget them. You didn't see anything.
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Connections

Edited from The Sum of All Fears (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Look Back
Written by Alex Lifeson
Performed by Alex Lifeson
Engineered by Richard Chyki
Published by Lerxst Music Inc., administered by Core Music Publishing (SOCAN/SESAC-USA)
By arrangement with Anthem Entertainment/Atlantic Records
© Lerxst Music, Inc. 2011
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Ridiculously bloodless thriller
14 December 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

THE DOUBLE is another PG-13 political thriller, not dissimilar to the likes of the Michael Douglas flick THE SENTINEL. These films all seem to have a bland, samey look to them, clearly indebted to the Bourne films of yesterday but lacking the hard edge and finesse that made that trilogy such classics.

The plot is as predictable as they come, teaming up silver fox Richard Gere with a young and bland newcomer, Topher Grace. The two are on the hunt for an international assassin, but there's a major twist along the way which makes things pretty interesting. Sadly, the film is never as exciting as it should be, even though there's a pretty cool car chase through into the mix.

It's also ridiculously non-violent and the kind of film that teaches kids that garroting people is a bloodless act - ridiculous. I've never thought that violence in films is influential, but I actually find it quite offensive when it's glamorised in a bloodless way like here. Violence should be ugly, harsh, and realistic, not superficial. The cast, including Martin Sheen and Tamer Hassan in support, all appear to be going through the motions, leaving this a distinctly average effort.


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Language:

English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

8 December 2011 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

Misión secreta See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,640, 30 October 2011

Gross USA:

$137,921

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,729,855
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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