Code Name: The Cleaner

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Code Name: The Cleaner
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLes Mayfield
Written by
Produced by
CinematographyDavid Franco
Edited byMichael Matzdorff
Music byGeorge S. Clinton
  • FilmEngine
  • Rat Entertainment
  • Bird and a Bear Entertainment
  • Cleaner Films
Distributed byNew Line Cinema
Release date
  • January 5, 2007 (2007-01-05)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$20 million
Box office$10.3 million

Code Name: The Cleaner is a 2007 American action comedy film directed by Les Mayfield and starring Lucy Liu, Cedric the Entertainer, Callum Keith Rennie and Nicollette Sheridan. The film was released by New Line Cinema on January 5, 2007. Upon its release, the film was met with negative reviews by critics.


When Jake (Cedric the Entertainer) awakes one morning in a strange hotel room, he finds himself in a bit of a predicament; there's a corpse in his bed and a briefcase full of cash. Not only that, but he cannot remember who he is or how he got there. He meets Gina (Lucy Liu), a waitress, who tells him he is a janitor at a video-game company and that she is a girlfriend. But Jake believes he is an undercover agent for the CIA, and he tries to figure out the truth.



The film received overwhelmingly negative reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 4% based on 84 reviews, with an average rating of 3.16/10. The website's critics consensus reads: "Code Name: The Cleaner is a limp action/comedy flick that alternates between lame, worn-out jokes and cheesy martial arts."[1] Metacritic gave the film a score of 33 out of 100, based on 18 reviews, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[2]

The film grossed $10.3 million worldwide against a $20 million production budget.[3]

The film received a Razzie nomination for Worst Supporting Actress (Nicollette Sheridan).[4]

Home media[edit]

Code Name: The Cleaner was released on April 24, 2007[5] and sold 224,724 units translating to revenue of $4,492,233.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  2. ^ "Code Name: The Cleaner Reviews". Metacritic. Red Ventures. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  3. ^ Code Name: The Cleaner at Box Office Mojo
  4. ^ "Razzies honor best of the worst". Variety. Associated Press. January 21, 2008. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "Code Name: The Cleaner DVD Release Date April 24, 2007". DVDs Release Dates.
  6. ^ "Code Name: The Cleaner – DVD Sales". Retrieved October 26, 2010.

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