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Double Take (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 12 January 2001 (USA)
A man on the run takes another man's passport, only to find himself stuck with the identity of a street hustler.

Director:

George Gallo

Writers:

Graham Greene (story "Across the Bridge"), Guy Elmes | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Orlando Jones ... Daryl Chase
Eddie Griffin ... Freddy Tiffany
Gary Grubbs ... Timothy Jarret McReady
Daniel Roebuck ... Agent Norville
Sterling Macer Jr. ... Agent Gradney
Benny Nieves ... Agent Martinez
Garcelle Beauvais ... Chloe
Andrea Navedo ... Maque Sanchez
Edward Herrmann ... Charles Allsworth
Shawn Elliott ... Thomas Chela / Minty Gutierrez
Brent Briscoe ... Junior Barnes
Donna Eskra Donna Eskra ... Kiki Barnes
Carlos Carrasco ... Capt. Garcia
Frank Pesce ... Vito
Julie Lott ... Julie
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The governor of a Mexican state is assassinated. Soon after, junior executive Daryl Chase's life turns upside down: after he flags a huge transfer of funds from a Mexican account as probably illegal, he's attacked in his apartment, rescued by a CIA agent, finds his secretary shot dead, and witnesses two cops get killed. He calls the CIA guy who tells him to grab the next train to Mexico. Leaving Manhattan, Daryl can't shake a jive-talking street punk named Freddy, and soon he's traded clothes with Freddy to escape the police. Within days, his girlfriend, his boss, his client, Freddy, the FBI, and the dead governor's dog are tangled in a web of deceit and danger. Who's who? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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One big shot. One big mouth. The switch is on.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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Goofs

When Agent McReady and Martinez come "at just the right time..." they are shown firing pistols. McReady has a Beretta M9 with a silencer but full fledged gunshots are heard. See more »

Quotes

[Freddy is walking through the desert, and sees a vulture]
Freddie Tiffany: How's your mama? We went out. You know, you'd make a nice 9-piece. You know we black people like chicken! You see any flies on me?
[the vulture starts flying toward Freddy]
Freddie Tiffany: I'm just playin!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, after the credits roll and fade out ..the hotel clerk from the Hotel El Emu says, "Thank y'all. Thank y'all for coming and y'all drive home safe. Bye.". See more »

Connections

References Beat Street (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Dormir Soñando
Written by Tony Hernández (as Marco Antonio Hernandez-Gonzalez)
Performed by El Gran Silencio
Courtesy of EMI Mexico/ARK21
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The poor man's 'Rush Hour'... and it's (almost) just as good!
19 January 2001 | by p.muscatSee all my reviews

Me and my wife went to see this movie after seeing the hilarious previews for about a month before it came out... and we were not disappointed! It turned out to be a bit of 'Rush Hour', 'Bad Boys' and yeah maybe even 'Blue Streak' and any other buddy/buddy movie you may care to mention all rolled into one. True, it wasn't better than any of those three, but man Griffin and Orlando are certainly a double act to look out for in the future. Hilarious situations complemented by high profile action and a neat (if sometimes confusing) plot help to buoy the movie along at a frantic pace. But it's the performances which are the real jewel in the crown and Griffin (last seen, if I remember correctly, in 'Deuce Bigelow') and Jones (wasn't he in Armageddon?) are REAL good together, so much so that I kept telling my wife Misty that they MUST have acted together before on TV or something because they really act well off each other. The funny scenes are numerous, with the stand out ones being the malt liquor scene on the train and the running gag about that guy's cross eyes. Mark my words, though... Griffin and Jones are most certainly two names to look out for. Go see and judge for yourselves!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un gentleman en cavale See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,736,236, 15 January 2001

Gross USA:

$29,831,583

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,603,059
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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