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Bad Company (1995)

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Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a ... See full summary »

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Damian Harris

Writer:

Ross Thomas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Barkin ... Margaret Wells
Laurence Fishburne ... Nelson Crowe
Frank Langella ... Vic Grimes
Michael Beach ... Tod Stapp
Gia Carides ... Julie Ames
David Ogden Stiers ... Judge Beach
Daniel Hugh Kelly ... Les Goodwin
Spalding Gray ... Walter Curl
James Hong ... Bobby Birdsong
Tegan West Tegan West ... Al
Fred Henderson ... John Cartwain
Michelle Beaudoin ... Wanda
Sherry Bie Sherry Bie ... Mrs. Beach
Alan Robertson ... Phil
L. Harvey Gold ... Doctor
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Storyline

Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent individuals. Crowe, working with Margaret Wells (another former Covert Operations operative), blackmails and bribes a State Supreme Court judge, but the deal sours. One of Crowe's co-workers, Tod Stapp, discovers Crowe's current CIA involvement in a plot to overthrow Grimes, and blackmails him to be cut in on the deal. More blackmail occurs as Wells manipulates Crowe to kill Grimes, then the CIA uses that discovery to blackmail Wells into killing Crowe. Who can you trust??? Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Taglines:

Bribery. Blackmail. Murder. Specialities of the house.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some graphic shootings, strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tool Shed See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,700,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Writer Ross Thomas came up with the idea for the script based on his military experiences about when soldiers are decommissioned and used in the private sector doing various different "black bag" operations such the Iran/Contra Scandal for example. See more »

Quotes

Vic Grimes: [of Nelson Crowe] He is a nasty piece of work.
Margaret Wells: [lustfully] Isn't he, though?
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Soundtracks

FIVE GOOD REASONS
Written by Noel McKoy, Alan Rapaport and Crispin Taylor
Performed by Noel McKoy (as McKoy)
Courtesy of Righttrack Records/Gut Reaction Ltd.
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Cool Movie
21 July 2002 | by hepastoSee all my reviews

I think it's a cool movie, really brings out the characteristic of different characters.

Nelson Crowe is the control freak and the killer, great acting by Laurence Fishburne. These people are simply doing whatever they have to do, but not want to. They're all in massive pressure and you can feel it--thanks for the brilliant acting. The pressure is pushing everyone crazy and changing them. I think the best part of the movie is where Nelson pushes Margaret onto the table when she tries to fight back, and say "you're the angel I dreamed of". What a great social engineer! While in the last part, she simply had enough of his bullshit and couldn't take it no more. (as I said before, Nelson is the control freak)

When Margarent killed the old guy, there was a moment where she was emotionally stunned, but she didn't want to show it before Nelson and they still had business to do.

While the plot seems strange, and could be changed abit, it's still a great see would recommend anyone to see it. There are simply too much things in this film to mention. Be warned though the ending is quite disturbing some people might not like it.


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