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Academy Award Winner Anthony Hopkins and the irrepressible Chris Rock star in this spy action thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat! Veteran CIA agent Gaylord Oakes (Hopkins) must recruit streetwise punk Jake Hayes (Rock) when Jake's identical twin brother is killed in the line of duty. With only nine days to complete a nuclear weapons negotiation, Jake has to go from smart talking to smooth operating and convince all parties he is the sophisticated brother he never knew. From Prague to New York, the chase is on and the clock is ticking when more than a preemptive arms deal goes "bad".
Anthony Hopkins, Chris Rock, Matthew Marsh, Gabriel Macht, Kerry Washington, Adoni Maropis, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, Peter Stormare, Dragan Micanovic, John Slattery, Brooke Smith, Daniel Sunjata, DeVone Lawson, Wills Robbins, Marek Vašut, Adoni Maropis, Majed Ibrahim, Peter Macdissi, Fuman Dar, Irma Hall, Petr Jakl, Dan Ziskie, John Aylward, John Fink, Joseph Edward, Deborah Rush, David Fisher, Jan Nemejovsky, Winter Uhlarik, Elin Spidlova, Magdalena Souskova, Michael Ealy, T.J. Cross, Peter Davies, Lannette Ware, Ammar Daraiseh, Jiri Simbersky, Mikulas Kren, Eddie Yansick, Philip Buch, Steven Fisher, Milos Kulhavy, Petr Vlasak, Viktor Cervenka, Dusan Hyska, P.I. Noccio, Minna Pyyhkala, Kurt Bryant, Pavel Kratky, Frantisek Deak, Muslim Tagirov, Brad Harper, Jeff Mantel, Bill Massof, Shabazz Richardson, Joel Sugerman, Chris Best, Matthew Zolan, Dale Wyatt, Clare Britton, Peter Berg, Philippe Vonlanthen
© 2002 Touchstone Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins fail to generate the sparks necessary to save the movie from a generic and utterly predictable script.
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Common Sense Says
Nuclear-bomb-in-NYC plot leaves sour aftertaste.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has a great deal of violence with characters, including a terrified young woman, in frequent peril. They use strong language, and there's some drug humor. Hayes says that if his girlfriend is pregnant, he will marry her, but if she's not, he's not in a hurry. Hayes has the opportunity to have sex with a gorgeous woman. He jokes about it, but remains faithful to his girlfriend. Rock's mugging is occasionally uncomfortably reminiscent of the racist stereotypes perpetuated by early movie stars like Step'n Fetchit.
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- Genre:Action, Comedy, Thriller
- Release Date:June 7, 2002
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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