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Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 5 January 2007 (USA)
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An amnesiac wakes up in a hotel room next to a dead FBI agent and $250,000. Is the sexy lady in the lobby his wife? Is he a spy or a cleaner?

Director:

Les Mayfield
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cedric the Entertainer ... Jake Rodgers (as Cedric The Entertainer)
Lucy Liu ... Gina
Nicollette Sheridan ... Diane
Mark Dacascos ... Eric Hauck
Callum Keith Rennie ... Shaw
Niecy Nash ... Jacuzzi
DeRay Davis ... Ronnie
Will Patton ... Riley
Kevin McNulty ... Doctor Soames
Beau Starr ... Old Timer (as Beau Davis)
Bart Anderson Bart Anderson ... Charlie
Tom Butler ... Crane
Robert Clarke ... The Butler
Rick Tae ... Mini Bar Attendant
Kurt Max Runte ... Dead FBI Agent
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Storyline

Jake is a seemingly regular guy who has no idea who he is after being hit over the head by mysterious assailants; when he finds himself entangled in a government conspiracy, Jake and his pursuers become convinced that he is an undercover agent. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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In a dirty world, he's our only hope.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, crude humor and some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cleaner See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,300,000, 7 January 2007

Gross USA:

$8,135,024

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,337,477
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Elizabeth Hurley was the original choice for Diane. See more »

Goofs

When pulling up the security file on Cedric's character, the driver's license shows W98745621. Based on Washington State's driver's license scheming, the correct license code would have began with RODGEJ_30. (The underscore would have been replaced by the characters middle initial. Also, the file shows the record as being inactive, yet the date terminated is not available. See more »

Quotes

Hotel Receptionist: So you're Dutch?
Jake Rodgers: [Jake smiles] Yeah, have you never heard of Dutch Chocolate? Ricola!
[Hotel Receptionist and Jake laughs]
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Crazy Credits

Out-takes play over the first part of the end credits See more »

Connections

References Tetris (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Use Me
Written by Bill Withers
Performed by Bill Withers
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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Did they run out of money?
13 July 2007 | by vpa21133See all my reviews

Watching this movie, I kept thinking they couldn't afford to have a real script written, and must have run out of money when they were about 2/3 of the way through, and couldn't finish editing it. Not to mention, they probably couldn't afford Martin Lawrence for the lead role, so they filled it with Cedric the Entertainer, who does better in supporting roles. Cedric does have several funny scenes, though.

The plot is completely unintelligible, and undeveloped, but based on the genre you can predict most of the action. It's the ever-popular "hero has something secret the bad guys want, so they can sell it to terrorists for a fortune, but it's missing." Not to mention, the scenes or "shticks" that have been better done elsewhere. For example, every time Cedric tried to be funny with judo moves, I kept thinking that he ripped that off from Martin, who does it much better. There is a brief cat-fight scene that is far inferior to the one in Undercover Brother (which is an excellent movie, and much funnier overall).


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