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The Double (2011)

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A retired CIA operative is paired with a young FBI agent to unravel the mystery of a senator's murder, with all signs pointing to a Soviet assassin.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Paul Shepherdson
Topher Grace ... Ben Geary
Martin Sheen ... Highland
Tamer Hassan ... Bozlovski
Stephen Moyer ... Brutus
Chris Marquette ... Oliver
Odette Annable ... Natalie (as Odette Yustman)
Stana Katic ... Amber
Yuri Sardarov ... Leo (as Yuriy Sardarov)
Ivan Fedorov Ivan Fedorov ... The Scrounger
Ed Kelly ... Senator Darden
Jeffrey Pierce ... Agent Weaver
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Agent Burton (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Mike Kraft Mike Kraft ... Bell
Andy Manning ... EMT (as Andrew 'Sir' Manning)
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Storyline

Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator bearing the marks of a Soviet assassin, who was long thought to be dead. To hunt down the killer, a retired CIA operative, who spent his career going toe-to-toe with his Soviet nemesis, is teamed with a young FBI agent. Written by Variety

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Keep your enemies close


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

8 December 2011 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

Misión secreta See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$13,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filming was halted for six weeks after Richard Gere dislocated his shoulder during a fight sequence with Tamer Hassan. See more »

Goofs

When agent Geary has the stacks of dossiers and newspapers strewn across his desk, his colleague comes by, begging for a spot on the team. He picks up an old newspaper and has trouble pronouncing it's name. Geary says "Volkskrant, a daily newspaper in Holland". In the next shot the other agent is shown reading the cover, which is partly obscured, but you can definitely see: "...krante Trouw". Trouw is a different newspaper altogether and the Volkskrant logo has never been in a gothic typeface. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bozlovski: [whispering in Spanish] Better you forget them. You didn't see anything.
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Connections

Edited from The Sum of All Fears (2002) See more »

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Songbird
Written by Katie Herzig
Performed by Katie Herzig
Katie Herzig Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Marion-Lorraine Records
By arrangement with Secret Road Music Services, Inc
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twisty
21 March 2012 | by antoniotiernoSee all my reviews

"The Double," is a taut spy-thriller with echoes of the Cold War and "The Day of the Jackal." It's not easy to speak about the plot without pooping the film's surprises but let's just say that everything's different from what it appears and no one is who he seems to be (that's where the film's title comes from). I've read reviews describing the film as confusing and too complicated but in my opinion these comments are ungenerous. "The Double" shows an instantaneous reassessment of what the viewer has seen. In that sense there's a mind-twisting satisfaction in the plot. Gere is great as an entertainingly minimal actor but he's always very convincing. Here he gives weariness to a character who had seen and done too much. "The Double" is one of those dark stories where every turn seems to be a turn for the worse. To sum up it's definitely worth a look.


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