Bad Company

Last Updated on: October 18th, 2023

Bad Company (Touchstone Movie)

“Bad Company” is a 2002 action-comedy film directed by Joel Schumacher. The movie stars Anthony Hopkins as CIA agent Oakes and Chris Rock as Jake Hayes, a street-smart ticket scalper. The plot revolves around a case of mistaken identity when Oakes’ former partner and protégé are killed, and he needs a new partner to help him on a dangerous mission. To keep things under wraps, he recruits Hayes, the long-lost twin brother of his deceased partner, to pose as the deceased agent and complete the mission.

The mission involves retrieving a stolen nuclear weapon from a group of dangerous terrorists led by a ruthless arms dealer named Adrik Vas (Peter Stormare). Jake, who is completely untrained in espionage and combat, must undergo intense training and transformation to become a convincing CIA agent and navigate through the world of international espionage.

As Jake and Oakes embark on their mission, they face numerous challenges, betrayals, and dangerous situations, all while trying to stay one step ahead of the terrorists and prevent a catastrophic disaster.

The film combines action, comedy, and buddy-cop elements, with Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock providing an entertaining dynamic on-screen. “Bad Company” received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for the performances of the lead actors but criticism for the film’s formulaic plot and lack of originality.

Overall, “Bad Company” offers an entertaining and humorous ride for viewers who enjoy action-comedy movies and the odd-couple pairing of its main characters. While it may not be considered a groundbreaking film, it provides an enjoyable experience for those looking for a fun and light-hearted action flick.

Additional Details


  • Anthony Hopkins: Officer Oakes
  • Chris Rock: Jacob “Jake” Hayes/Kevin Pope/Michael Turner
  • Peter Stormare: Adrik Vas
  • Gabriel Macht: Officer Seale
  • Kerry Washington: Julie Benson
  • Adoni Maropis: Jarma/Dragan Henchman #1
  • Garcelle Beauvais: Nicole
  • Matthew Marsh: Dragan Adjanic
  • Dragan Mićanović: Michelle “The Hammer” Petrov
  • John Slattery: Roland Yates
  • Brooke Smith: Officer Swanson
  • Daniel Sunjata: Officer Carew
  • DeVone Lawson Jr.: Officer Parish
  • Wills Robbins: Officer McCain
  • Marek Vašut: Andre
  • Irma P. Hall: Mrs. Banks
  • Dan Ziskie: Officer Dempsey
  • John Aylward: Officer Ferren
  • John Fink: Officer Fink
  • Michael Ealy: G-Mo


  • Director: Joel Schumacher
  • Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer and Mike Stenson
  • Screenplay: Jason Richman and Michael Browning

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