Double Take (2001) | Classic Theater

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Double Take (2001)

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Let’s go back to 2001, rough year for many of us after the 9/11 attacks. This was one of those movies that helped give a laugh through a terrible, terrible time in our history.

Orlando Jones and Eddie Griffin join forces here for a hilarious end result. There’s so many funny scenes in this movie, I don’t even know where to start. From Griffin’s insanity to Jones trying to figure out where his wonderful life disappeared.

The movie was inspired by the 1957 drama Across the Bridge, which was in turn based on a short story by Graham Greene; the supporting cast for this movies includes Edward Herrmann, Gary Grubbs, Garcelle Beauvais, and Daniel Roebuck who’s been in everything from The Fugitive to Nash Bridges. When you see his face you’ll say, “Oh, that guy.” as well as… a still up n’ coming Vivica Fox!

Orlando Jones plays an investment banker who handles international accounts for a major New York City firm. He discovers that one of his biggest clients, a company from Mexico, is actually a front for a cartel of drug smugglers; he realizes too late that he’s been framed for money laundering and the murder of two cops, and is now wanted by the FBI.

Enter, T.J. McReady (Gary Grubbs), a CIA agent, who thinks Chase’s relationship with the Mexican drug kingpins might prove useful, but when his local contact disappears, Chase has to make his way to Mexico in order to save his skin and hopefully clear his name. Needing a new identity to get out of town and across the border, Chase obtains a stolen passport— and soon learns the man whose name he’s using is in even deeper trouble with the law than himself.

Enter Eddie Griffin: Jones’ character Freddy Tiffany (Eddie Griffin) who Jones thinks is a simple street-wise hustler. What he doesn’t know is that Griffin is an undercover FBI agent. From there, it’s a hilarious journey to save his name and more.

The movie was budgeted at 24 million dollars and brought in over 31 million dollars

Source: Sal Amato

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