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Agent Cody Banks

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 2003
  • Harald Zwart
  • 97 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Comedy adventure starring Frankie Muniz and Hilary Duff. Cody Banks is a typical teenager, except for one thing - he's actually an elite undercover agent for the CIA. Sent on his first assignment to befriend high-school beauty Natalie Connors and get close to her errant scientist father, the young spy soon finds himself in hot water.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Take the traditional plotline and gadgets of a James Bond movie, add a teen heart-throb from American TV, throw in some cheeky laughs and you've got a tasty recipe for a boisterous and enjoyable family romp. More reality-based and character driven than its closest equivalent, the SPYkids franchise, this action-packed tale focuses on Malcolm in the Middle's Frankie Muniz, here playing a high-school student who's also an undercover CIA agent. Grabbing the attention from the outset with a dramatic skateboard chase involving a runaway car, the film continues to pick up pace as Muniz gets his first assignment - to befriend class beauty Hilary Duff and spy on her scientist father (Martin Donovan). Though some of the story elements are a little hard to swallow (particularly Lovejoy's Ian McShane as a scheming villain), there's enough humour and excitement to carry the picture.

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Credits

Cast

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Cody BanksFrankie Muniz
Natalie ConnorsHilary Duff
Ronica MilesAngie Harmon
CIA DirectorKeith David
Mrs BanksCynthia Stevenson
MolayArnold Vosloo
BrinkmanIan McShane
Dr ConnorsMartin Donovan (2)
Mr BanksDaniel Roebuck
EarlDarrell Hammond

Crew

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DirectorHarald Zwart

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2003-07-25
Languages
English
Guidance
Some violence and swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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