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Bad Company (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 7 June 2002 (USA)
When an Ivy League-educated C.I.A. Agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother (Chris Rock).

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writers:

Gary M. Goodman (story) (as Gary Goodman), David Himmelstein (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Officer Oakes
Chris Rock ... Jake Hayes / Kevin Pope / Michael Turner
Peter Stormare ... Adrik Vas
Gabriel Macht ... Officer Seale
Kerry Washington ... Julie
Adoni Maropis ... Jarma / Dragan Henchman #1
Garcelle Beauvais ... Nicole (as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
Matthew Marsh ... Dragan Adjanic
Dragan Micanovic ... Michelle 'The Hammer' Petrov
John Slattery ... Roland Yates
Brooke Smith ... Officer Swanson
Daniel Sunjata ... Officer Carew
DeVone Lawson Jr. ... Officer Parish
Wills Robbins ... Officer McCain
Marek Vasut ... Andre
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Storyline

When a C.I.A. Agent is killed during a nuclear arms purchase, his partner Oakes (Sir Anthony Hopkins), recruits his twin brother, Jake Hayes (Chris Rock). Jake had no idea he had a twin brother, let alone that he worked for the C.I.A. Jake, a.k.a. Michael Turner, has nine days to fill his brother's place. However, the enemy terrorists learn of his secret identity and kidnap his girlfriend/fiancée. He has to rescue her and save New York City from an imminent nuclear terrorist act. Written by Mikey J. <mredding@ev1.net>

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The World is in Good Hands See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, some sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Czech Republic

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czech Mate See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,007,367, 9 June 2002

Gross USA:

$30,160,161

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,200,782
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was one of the last movies filmed in the World Trade Center (some of the subway scenes). See more »

Goofs

When Jake and Nicole run from the bad guys in the hotel and hide in a laundry chute, Nicole's right shoe disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adrik Vas: Your friend is late.
Michael Turner: He'll be here.
Adrik Vas: Yeah, I *do* have other bidders.
Michael Turner: I personally vouch for this man.
Adrik Vas: Oh, well I trust you Michael. You see, each degree of separation comes with a degree of uncertainty.
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Connections

References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Tonite
Written by Kier Gist, R.L. Huggar, Eddie Berkley, Brian Russell, Brenda Russell
Performed by Next
Courtesy of Divine Mill/J Records
Contains elements from "Word Called Love"
Written by Brian Russell, Brenda Russell
Performed by Brian & Brenda Russell
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Universal Music Enterprises
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Not as bad as scathing reviews...
7 April 2003 | by andrew-413See all my reviews

This film, as far as action films goes, is really not all that bad. I normally don't like the genre too much for it's continuance of formula, but this film was a surprise. The choreography was very well done and there were some good one-liners contributing to some amusement along the way. Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock act well in this film, alongside the twisted Russian mafia boss whom was brilliant, also to be found acting in the superb Guy Richie film 'Snatch'. The photography of Prague was stunning, great camera angles and a dramatic mood portrayed well in this beautiful city.

Regarding the Trevor Rabin track 'BMBBO'... I loved immediately it for its grace and sombre melancholic mood when I heard it in the film, but was so mistaken when finally getting hold of the track... what trickery! The beautiful strings and violin, the elegance and subtlety, gets butchered a minute in by tacky electronica. what a shame to have this masterpiece ruined. In the film obviously adaptations were made for particular scenes and I got the high-octane 'alternative' version, as released on the CD, which by the way, sounds like something from the 80's, a Jean-Michelle Jare lasertropic overdose.


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