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Bad Company
     

Bad Company

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Director: Joel Schumacher, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Rock, Garcelle Beauvais

Cast: Joel Schumacher, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Rock, Garcelle Beauvais

 

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Joel Schumacher directs Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock in the action comedy Bad Company, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in DTS 5.1, while English and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital 5.1. Spanish

Overview

Joel Schumacher directs Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock in the action comedy Bad Company, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in DTS 5.1, while English and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital 5.1. Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a making-of featurette that consists primarily of interviews with the cast. This is a decent release from Disney/Buena Vista that will appeal primarily to genre enthusiasts and fans of the two lead actors.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Teaming Chris Rock with Anthony Hopkins has to be one of the most bizarre casting decisions in Hollywood history, but these talented performers, polar opposites in almost every way, complement each other surprisingly well in this riveting spy thriller. Rock plays Jake Hayes, a fast-talking, streetwise hustler whose twin brother, a top CIA agent, is murdered prior to making an undercover arms deal. Upon learning that the weapon under consideration is a nuclear device intended for use inside the United States, Agency honcho Oakes (Hopkins) persuades Hayes to impersonate his brother, make the purchase, and help capture the terrorists sponsoring the plot. Most of the movie's first half details Jake's crash course in Espionage 101, with an alternately bemused and demoralized Oakes administering the lesson; there's also a nifty little subplot involving Jake's embarrassingly awkward wooing of his dead brother's girl friend (cutely played by NYPD Blue's Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon). Producer Jerry Bruckheimer supplies all the ingredients needed to guarantee the success of a contemporary action-adventure movie: fast action, spectacular stunts, big explosions, glib patter, stunning locations, and -- perhaps most of all -- star chemistry. Hopkins and Rock make an effective team; the film's success rests squarely on these two, and they prove themselves capable of shouldering that burden easily. Bad Company is not particularly deep. It's a popcorn movie, plain and simple, and one that delivers exactly what it promises at the outset: a surfeit of supercharged thrills and raucous humor
New York Post
Bad Company is often hilarious, thanks to Chris Rock working at full tilt and his odd-couple chemistry with Anthony Hopkins. Lou Lumenick

Product Details

Release Date:
11/12/2002
UPC:
0786936052688
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:57:00
Sales rank:
15,395

Special Features

In bad company - a behind-the-scenes feature with cast and crew; DTS 5.1 digital surround sound; Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound; THX-certified with optimizer; Widescreen - enhanced for 16x9 televisions; French language track - dolby digital 5.1 surround sound; Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Hopkins Gaylord Oakes
Chris Rock Jake Hayes,Kevin Pope
Garcelle Beauvais Nicole
Gabriel Macht Seale
Brooke Smith Actor
Kerry Washington Julie
Shea Whigham Actor
Peter Stormare Adrik Vas
Matthew Marsh Dragan Adjanic
Dragan Micanovic Michelle Petrov
John Slattery Roland Yates
Peter Macdissi Rami

Technical Credits
Joel Schumacher Director
Roy Anderson Stunts
Bob Badami Musical Direction/Supervision
Ken Bates Associate Producer
Michael Browning Producer,Screenwriter
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Mark Cotone Asst. Director
Peter Devlin Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Goldblatt Editor
Gary Goodman Executive Producer,Original Story
W. Steven Graham Art Director
David Himmelstein Original Story
David Minkowski Associate Producer
Kathy Nelson Musical Direction/Supervision
Chad Oman Executive Producer
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor Costumes/Costume Designer
Leslie Pope Set Decoration/Design
Trevor Rabin Score Composer
Rich Richbourg Associate Producer
Jason Richman Screenwriter
Jan Roelfs Production Designer
Pat Sandston Associate Producer
Larry Simpson Executive Producer
Mike Stenson Executive Producer
Matthew Stillman Associate Producer
Victoria Thomas Casting
Clayton Townsend Executive Producer
Dariusz Wolski Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [7:37]
2. A New Identity [12:00]
3. The Transformation [7:58]
4. The Test [8:14]
5. Finding Jake [4:22]
6. Getting Serious About the Truth [5:28]
7. Welcome to Prague [3:25]
8. The Meeting [4:24]
9. Don't Cheat, Just Eat [:28]
10. Checking Out the Merchandise [1:37]
11. Code Red [10:46]
12. Dangling a Worm on a Hook [8:29]
13. Julie's Abduction [8:40]
14. Moving the Pawn [3:20]
15. Grand Central Station [4:55]
16. Book of Forgotten Heroes/End Credits [6:08]

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Bad Company 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've seen a lot of CIA movies (Sum of All Fears, The Recruit), but this one is the funniest of them all. Bad Company stars Chris Rock, Anthony Hopkins, Gabriel Macht, and Peter Stormare. In the film, Rock's twin brother gets killed on a mission involving the Russian mob, and Hopkins gets Rock to stand in for him (because the mob doesn't know Rock's brother is dead). There are some laughs, some action, and some thrills; just enough to satisfy anyone looking for a funny action flick.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago