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    Unique ID Code: 0000045462
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    Added on: 24/2/2003 19:04
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    Bad Company (UK)

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    Two mismatched partners. One messed up case
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 101 mins
    Retail Price: £17.99
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    Two mismatched partners; one messed up case!

    When a CIA agent is killed during a nuclear arms purchase, his partner Oakes (Anthony Hopkins) recruits the agent`s twin brother - the smart-talking, streetwise Jake Hayes (Chris Rock). Oakes has nine days to control Haye`s sharp sense of humor train him to be a CIA agent, and save New York City from an imminent nuclear terrorist attack.

    Special Features:
    `In Bad Company: An Inside Look` featurette
    Interactive menu
    Scene access

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Russian

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: French

    Directed By:
    Joel Schumacher

    Written By:

    Adoni Maropis
    Kerry Washington
    Gabriel Macht
    Matthew Marsh
    Chris Rock
    Anthony Hopkins

    Casting By:
    Victoria Thomas

    Soundtrack By:
    Trevor Rabin
    Paul Linford

    Director of Photography:
    Dariusz Wolski

    Mark Goldblatt

    Production Designer:
    Jan Roelfs

    Matthew Stillman
    Pat Sandston
    Eli Richbourg
    David Minkowski
    Jerry Bruckheimer
    Michael Browning
    Kenny Bates

    Executive Producer:
    Clayton Townsend
    Lary Simpson
    Don Simpson
    Chad Oman
    Gary Goodman

    Buena Vista

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    6 / 10
    This movie has been slaughtered everywhere and did very poorly at the box office. Quite rightly so, the movie is very formulaic and offers no originality at all.
    Chris Rock plays a CIA agent who is undercover and about to retrieve a nuclear bomb that fits neatly into a suitcase. But before he gets close, he is killed by rival buyers of the bomb. His partner, Anthony Hopkins, finds Chris Rock`s twin brother, who is a poor streetwise husler and black marketer. He recruits the reluctant brother to retrieve the bomb as the seller will only deal with Chris Rock......
    Sounds all too familiar and it has been done many times before. Sir Anthony Hopkins performs well but his choice of role really limits him. All that said the movie is quite watchable and does have some decent action and espionage involved.

    The video and sound are surprisingly very well done. The picture is sharp and clean all through. The colours are rich and glossy. If only they had put that much effort into the movie! The sound is also loud and clear. There is also a DTS track to give your system the complete workout.

    There is only one extra that looks inside the movie and is quite lousy. There was nothing else, not even a trailer or commentary track. They obviously knew the dvd wouldnt do well.

    Joel Schumacher has made some real stinkers and though this film doesnt stink, it aint far off. No originality whatsoever, poor humour and the only thing that makes this movie watchable is the decentish action. Only worth watching if nothing elses on really.
    posted by dicanio on 17/10/2003 18:43