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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

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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Storyline

Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator bearing the marks of a Soviet assassin, who was long thought to be dead. To hunt down the killer, a retired CIA operative, 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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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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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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Budget:

$13,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A recognizable name for her role as Kate Beckett on Castle (2009), on which she was also starring at the time, Stana Katic receives fifth billing in the opening credits, but only has about five minutes of screen time. See more »

Goofs

When Shepherdson approaches Agent Geary from behind while he is walking along the Potomac River, to tell him to drop the investigation, the Detroit/Windsor Ambassador Bridge is clearly visible in the background. There are no large suspension bridges crossing the Potomac River anywhere in the Washington DC area. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bozlovski: [whispering in Spanish] Better you forget them. You didn't see anything.
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Featured in The Double: Interviews with the Producers (2012) 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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Flawed but decent spy flick!
17 January 2012 | by chrichtonsworldSee all my reviews

This isn't your thinking man spy movie. Here it relies more on action and some surprises.And some nice surprises I might add. It has a nice pace and it will entertain more than enough. But it could have been so much better. The most essential thing that "The Double" lacks is proper build up.One of the surprises is revealed much too quickly which for me spoiled lot of the fun too early on.It is fair to say that I did lose a little interest.Although I did suspect that the director must have a good reason to do so if he was that confident. And while there were reasons (plot wise) I still think this reveal was a bad idea.In my opinion one should always try to keep the viewer in suspense until it has served it's purpose. And in this case it only would have benefited the story more if it did.Especially with the average action scenes and lack of characterization and drama. One tip though which is something I have learned to accept. Avoid watching trailers,at least when it comes to movies that rely on suspense and twists.Long gone are the days that a trailer is made to tease and draw you to a movie without revealing anything. I don't know what it is with these people making them. But to spoil a movie before someone has watched is always a bad idea.Honestly sometimes you just have to watch a trailer to know exactly what is going to happen.What would be the point to watch the full movie? So as I understand one twist is revealed in the trailer.Which I luckily did not see. Otherwise I might have not even watched this. Overall this is a decent and entertaining production for which you have to keep expectations low on all levels in order to enjoy it.


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