Agent Cody Banks

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Overview

Agent Cody Banks debuts on DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are accessible in all three of those languages. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director along with star Frankie Muniz, seven ...
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Overview

Agent Cody Banks debuts on DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are accessible in all three of those languages. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director along with star Frankie Muniz, seven different behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes, outtakes, storyboard-to-film comparisons, and a preview of the film's sequel. This is a first-rate release from MGM/UA that should please fans of the film.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; Outtakes; Exclusive sneak peek at Cody Banks sequel; Agent Action: Never-before-seen footage of the film's incredible stunts; Multi-angle sequences: Storyboard-to-film comparisons; Three featurettes: "Frankie Muniz Going Big," "How to Talk to Girls," and "Cool Makeup Tricks by Hilary Duff"; "Developing Agent Cody Banks": A behind-the-scenes look at the film's preproduction process; "Creating Cody's World": An in-depth tour of the film's sets and costume designs; "Posting Cody Banks": An exciting exploration into the film's music and special effects; Director's Diary: A making-of overview from the director's chair; Audio commentary by director Harald Zwart, Frankie Muniz, and Angie Harmon
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Frankie Muniz, the eminently likable Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated star of Malcolm in the Middle, has a license to thrill as a 16-year-old CIA agent in this irresistible blend of Spy Kids and James Bond. Like the Bond films, this one begins with a stunt-filled prologue (involving extreme-skateboard action in pursuit of a runaway car with an infant inside). And in true Bond fashion, there are way-cool gadgets, sleek sports cars, and sinister villains plotting world domination. But unlike Bond, our man Cody is more shaken than stirred when it comes to talking to beautiful girls, and his mission is to reach a scientist who is in the employ of a sinister research enterprise by getting cozy with his daughter (Hilary Duff). In a turn that would make Emma Peel of The Avengers look demure, former Law & Order assistant D.A. Angie Harmon turns up as Cody's statuesque, leather-clad handler. While not as inventive as the Spy Kids films, Cody Banks is as sleek as an Aston-Martin, with a charismatic cast, a savvy sense of humor, and enough stunts and heroics to make Cody Banks a franchise-worthy name in its own right.
All Movie Guide
You'd expect the telephoto sunglasses. You'd expect the ipod that functions as a transceiver. You'd definitely expect the rocket-powered snowboard. But would you expect Agent Cody Banks to be so funny? Almost every scene is punctuated by at least a light chuckle -- particularly the team of government scientists showing Cody how to talk to girls -- and it's just one of several ways this teen spy movie goes beyond what's expected. Many of the laughs come from an unlikely source: Angie Harmon, who had not previously displayed such a fitness for comedy. Harmon takes the shortcomings of her character -- she's presented as a fantasy goddess who drops the jaws of teenage boys -- and mines them for all the irony they're worth, making for an amusing and compelling mentor/partner for Cody. The smart casting continues to a duo of maniacal villains, played by Ian McShane and Arnold Vosloo, who relish the chance to make menace. And of course Frankie Muniz has been groomed to play this role, having cut his teeth on the series Malcolm in the Middle, where he also played a child prodigy. Agent Cody Banks makes the wise decision to assume Cody has already been trained, letting the film get straight into some punchy set pieces. He doesn't need to start out as a bumbling spy because he's got plenty of social bumbling to do, as he tries to cozy up to the daughter (Hilary Duff) of the scientist who's under the villains' thumb. Cody Banks also works better because it never goes outlandish. It's almost conceivable that the CIA would employ teens as agents, because of the unique assets they bring to particular missions. The film is shot well, and Harald Zwart's lively direction makes it a consistent pleasure. It's no surprise they made a sequel.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2003
  • UPC: 027616887412
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,974

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frankie Muniz Cody Banks
Hilary Duff Natalie Connors
Keith David CIA Director
Cynthia Stevenson Mrs. Banks
Arnold Vosloo Molay
Daniel Roebuck Mr. Banks
Ian McShane Brinkman
Darrell Hammond Nigel
Martin Donovan Dr. Connors
Angie Harmon
Martin Henderson
Judge Reinhold
Andrew Francis Fenster Drooge
Connor Widdows Alex Banks
Alan C. Peterson Dark Agent
Technical Credits
Harald Zwart Director
Jason Alexander Executive Producer
Scott Alexander Screenwriter
Lesley Beale Set Decoration/Design
Jenifer Birchfield-Eick Executive Producer
Heike Brandstatter Casting
Jim Brebner Asst. Director
Robert Meyer Burnett Co-producer
Denis Crossan Cinematographer
Kerry David Executive Producer
David C. Glasser Producer
Danny Gold Executive Producer
Tom Guilbrtandsen Associate Producer
Kelvin Humenny Art Director
Mike Jackman Executive Producer
Julianne Jordan Musical Direction/Supervision
Jeffrey Jurgensen Original Story
Larry Karaszewski Screenwriter
Andreas Klein Producer
Madonna Executive Producer
Coreen Mayrs Casting
Suzanne McCabe Costumes/Costume Designer
Ashley Edward Miller Screenwriter
Jim Miller Editor
Mark Morgan Executive Producer
David Nicksay Producer
Guy Oseary Producer
John Papsidera Casting
John Powell Score Composer
Dylan Sellers Producer
Rusty Smith Production Designer
Zack Stentz Screenwriter
Larry Sutton Sound/Sound Designer
Ivana Vasak Set Decoration/Design
Geoff Wallace Set Decoration/Design
Bob Yari Executive Producer
Veslemoey Ruud Zwart Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Standard
1. Main Title/Chores [2:13]
2. Runaway Toddler [3:33]
3. Nanobots to the Rescue [1:39]
4. CIA Child Services [3:07]
5. "My Country Needs Me?" [2:43]
6. An Agent All OVer [3:28]
7. Gadgetology [2:10]
8. Suddenly Preppy [1:43]
9. "What's Not to Like?" [2:00]
10. Target Embarrassed [2:54]
11. Extreme Driver's Ed [4:08]
12. A Combative Argument [1:36]
13. Domestic SWAT Team [2:49]
14. Phone Panic [1:57]
15. Girl Boot Camp [3:55]
16. Decent Third Impression [3:00]
17. Cody Banks, Party Tiger [2:50]
18. "Happy Birthday" [2:31]
19. Into the Science Den [2:44]
20. Heavy Metal Meal [3:11]
21. Mission: Abolished... [2:35]
22. ...Cover: Blown [3:47]
23. Milkshakes & Kidnappers [3:57]
24. Junior Junior Agent [6:22]
25. Abominable Snowboard [3:08]
26. A Common Goal [4:41]
27. "You Just Used Me!" [2:37]
28. Icing Natalie? [3:01]
29. "Containment Breach!" [6:01]
30. The Big Bang [2:17]
31. A New Partner [2:28]
32. End Credits [7:00]
Side #2 -- Widescreen
1. Main Title/Chores [2:03]
2. Runaway Toddler [3:33]
3. Nanobots to the Rescue [1:39]
4. CIA Child Services [3:07]
5. "My Country Needs Me?" [2:43]
6. An Agent All OVer [3:28]
7. Gadgetology [2:10]
8. Suddenly Preppy [1:43]
9. "What's Not to Like?" [2:00]
10. Target Embarrassed [2:54]
11. Extreme Driver's Ed [4:08]
12. A Combative Argument [1:36]
13. Domestic SWAT Team [2:49]
14. Phone Panic [1:57]
15. Girl Boot Camp [3:55]
16. Decent Third Impression [3:00]
17. Cody Banks, Party Tiger [2:50]
18. "Happy Birthday" [2:31]
19. Into the Science Den [2:44]
20. Heavy Metal Meal [3:11]
21. Mission: Abolished... [2:35]
22. ...Cover: Blown [3:47]
23. Milkshakes & Kidnappers [3:57]
24. Junior Junior Agent [6:22]
25. Abominable Snowboard [3:08]
26. A Common Goal [4:41]
27. "You Just Used Me!" [2:37]
28. Icing Natalie? [3:01]
29. "Containment Breach!" [6:01]
30. The Big Bang [2:17]
31. A New Partner [2:28]
32. End Credits [7:00]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Standard
   Play
   Scenes
   Special Features
      Audio Commentary With Director Harald Zwart, Frankie Muniz and Angie Harmon: On
      Audio Commentary With Director Harald Zwart, Frankie Muniz and Angie Harmon: Off
      Developing Agent Cody Banks
      Creating Cody's World
         Production Design
         Ronica's Closet
      Posting Cody Banks
         "A Few Dope Items"
         The Music of Agent Cody Banks
      Director's Diary
      Storyboard-to-Film Comparisons
         Skateboard Chase
         E.R.I.S. Finale
      Multi-Camera Sequences
         E.R.I.S. Stunts
            Angle A
            Angle B
            Angle C
            Angle D
            Composite Angle
         Kitchen Fight
            Angle A
            Angle B
            Composite Angle
         Dojo
            Angle A
            Angle B
            Angle C
            Composite Angle
      Frankie Muniz Going Big
      Agent Action
      How to Talk To Girls
      Cook Makeup Tricks by Hilary Duff
      Deleted Scenes
         Cody's Homework
         Cody and Ronica on Street
         Dr. Connor's Lab
         Cody and Dad
         Cody at Party
         Cody Returns to School
         Play All
      Outtakes
      Photo Gallery
         Behind-the-Scenes
         The Cast
      Agent Cody Banks Theatrical Trailer
      Agent Cody Banks 2 Teaser
      Other Great MGM Releases
         Legally Blonde 2 Theatrical Trailer
         Uptown Girls Theatrical Trailer
         Chitty Chitty Bang Bang SE Trailer
      More Great MGM Releases
         Napoleon
         Fluke
         Larger Than Life
         Warriors of Virtue
         Getting Even With Dad
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English 5.1 Surround
      Spoken Languages: Español Stereo Surround
      Spoken Languages: Français Stereo Surround
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: None
Side #2 -- Widescreen
   Play
   Scenes
   Special Features
      Audio Commentary With Director Harald Zwart, Frankie Muniz and Angie Harmon: On
      Audio Commentary With Director Harald Zwart, Frankie Muniz and Angie Harmon: Off
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English 5.1 Surround
      Spoken Languages: Español Stereo Surround
      Spoken Languages: Français Stereo Surround
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: None
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    i like it

    good movie not only for kids adults to by the way i love Hilary Duff she is so beauitful a great actress oh i just love her she's a sweetheart ! so is Frankie Muniz! love this movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This may be a kid's movie, but I think more adults came out liking it

    Agent Cody Banks is a fantastic Sci-Fi,Action,comedy movie that will have kids and adults out of their seat cheering.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Running Away With Agent Banks

    I knew I had to own Agent Cody Banks when I first saw it. It is filled with action, love and a tiny bit of mystery. If you saw this in the theatre, you must own it, like I do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OK

    It's a good moive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Movie Rocks!!!!!!

    I really,really liked this movie! The special effects were awesome and the cast was 2 cool! I rate this movie five stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ''Cody'' is a super ''Agent''!

    The movie is great fun!It's funny,thrilling and very entertaining.Hillary Duff is good, and Angie Harmon is delightful.And Frankie Muniz is excellent-he shows again why he's the best young actor in the business.He really kicks butt here!I can't wait for the sequel!

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    Posted January 17, 2009

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    Posted November 20, 2010

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