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Double Take (2001)

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Critic Consensus: Despite a good performance by Orlando Jones, the movie is ruined by a ridiculous, messy plot and fails to generate laughs.

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A man trying to run away from trouble finds it follows him in unexpected ways in this action-packed vehicle for comic actors Eddie Griffin and Orlando Jones. Daryl Chase (Jones) is a successful investment banker who handles international accounts for a major New York firm. Chase discovers to his surprise that one of his biggest clients, a company from Mexico, is actually a front for a cartel of drug smugglers; Chase realizes too late that he's been framed for money laundering, and is now wanted by the FBI. Chase is soon approached by 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. With nowhere else to turn, Chase asks streetwise hustler Freddie Tiffany (Griffin) to help him get out of town; Chase will pretend to be Freddie, while Tiffany will pose as a businessman like Chase. However, Chase finds out Tiffany isn't the man he thought he was, and that his sticky situation is even more perilous and fraught with secrets than he imagined. Double Take was inspired by the 1957 drama Across The Bridge, which was in turn based on a novel by Graham Greene; the supporting cast includes Edward Herrmann, Gary Grubbs, Garcelle Beauvais, and Daniel Roebuck.
Rating:
PG-13 (for violence, language and sexuality)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Cast

Orlando Jones
as Daryl Chase
Eddie Griffin
as Freddy Tiffany
Gary Grubbs
as Timothy Jarrett McCready
Edward Herrmann
as Charles Allsworth
Daniel Roebuck
as Agent Norville
Sterling Macer Jr.
as Agent Gradney
Benny Nieves
as Agent Martinez
Sterling Macer
as Agent Gradney
Andrea Navedo
as Maque Sanchez
Brent Briscoe
as Junior Barnes
Donna Eskra
as Kiki Barnes
Carlos Carrasco
as Capt. Garcia
Julie Lott
as Julie
Shawn Elliott
as Thomas Chela/Minty Gutierrez
Robby Robinson
as Man in Suit
John M. Seiber
as Security Guard
Jeff Griggs
as Fashion Show Security Guard
James Gergory
as Trooper
Ted White
as Trooper
Tony Genaro
as Governor Quintana
Martin Morales
as Border Guard
Jimmy Evangelatos
as Border Patrol Agent
Raul Julia Jr.
as Quintana Driver
Joe Gironda
as Doorman Joe
Brent Sexton
as NYPD Cop
Kevin Will
as NYPD Cop
Richard Miro
as Federale
Alexander Folk
as Amtrak Waiter
Frank Gallegos
as Shoeshine Guy
Tom Adams
as FBI Agent
Johanna Cypis
as Screaming Woman
Shirley Thomas
as Lady by Phone
Norm Compton
as Mexican Thug
George Czarnecki
as Bar Patron No. 1
Robert Harvey
as McCready's Agent
Ana Bianco
as Latino Crying Woman
Juan Soto Jr.
as Grieving Boy
Loran Taylor
as Charles Allsworth's Wife
Chelsea Bond
as Waitress at Malibu
Lisa Zee
as Flight Attendant
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Critic Reviews for Double Take

All Critics (77) | Top Critics (24)

This is a film that's better than it has any right to be.

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

It's too violent, too muddled and too pat to be much more than an average evening's entertainment on UPN.

January 12, 2001
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Piling double-cross upon deception at a speed that quickly outpaces the audience's interest in what's happening.

January 12, 2001
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Wickedly funny.

Full Review… | January 12, 2001
Newsday
Top Critic

The movie has more product placements than halftime at the Super Bowl.

Full Review… | January 12, 2001
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Throw two very different people together. Then put them on the run, shot at by both police and bad guys. The recipe has produced some funny movies. Double Take isn't one of them.

January 12, 2001
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Double Take

OMG this movie is comedy!! Definitely one of Eddie Griffin's funniest movies! And Orlando Jones was on point too!

Remi Logan
Remi Logan

Super Reviewer

Eh.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Fun comedy with some twists and turns in it, especially at the end. Eddie Griffin is a comic genious. And Orlando Jones's not bad himself.

Steven Vincent Gee
Steven Vincent Gee

Super Reviewer

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