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.


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
Yuriy Sardarov ... Leo
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)


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


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 »


After the final shootout confrontation the crime scene is taped off and shell casings are marked. The casing circled in the close-up is an obvious blank. The crimped end can be clearly seen. See more »


[first lines]
Bozlovski: [whispering in Spanish] Better you forget them. You didn't see anything.
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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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there's nothing in "the double"
9 January 2012 | by rightwingisevilSee all my reviews

we cannot call a thriller as thriller if all the ingredients of the recipe is exposed right in front of your eyes within 5 minutes running. we cannot call a mystery a mystery if the 'whodoneit' is already so obviously shown from the early stage of a story. using often with the flash-backs to explain what happened years ago also won't help a transition of the plot but only shows the limit of a screenplay and its director. one of the worse thing is a so-called movie thriller is implementing the constant non-stop sound track to support the tension of a suppose-to-be-suspenseful movie, by the annoying endless non-stop drumming dong, dong, dong to set the tempo but in the meantime blocking the clearance of all the dialog is another stupid arrangement of this movie. no matter how you tried your best to make sudden twists later in the plot or the scenario, it's just rubbish and crap, only horror movies or brain-dead farces that claimed themselves as 'COMEDY' do not need logic. i've also found out that recently more and more lousy screenplays been proved into production (not just Hollywood) and this one in particular, is a living proof of what i'm saying here. i just don't understand why nobody in the production of this movie, including the director never pointed out the absolutely unacceptable flaws and holes of this shitty screenplay. richard gere should have used his influence to point out to the production people what would not work, what should be more logic of this screenplay, otherwise, the movie would also damage his own image. if i were him, i would not and could not perform well if the screenplay so obviously stupidly ridiculous. but maybe it explains why he could be an actor and i not.

this is a horrible movie. avoid as best as you can.

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Release Date:

8 December 2011 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

The Double See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$13,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,640, 30 October 2011

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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