Code Name: The Cleaner

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Code Name: The Cleaner
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Les Mayfield
Produced by
Written by
Music by George S. Clinton
Cinematography David Franco
Edited by Michael Matzdorff
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release date
  • January 5, 2007 (2007-01-05) (United States)
  • December 7, 2007 (2007-12-07) (United Kingdom)
Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million
Box office $10,337,477

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 and was a box office failure.


A janitor, Jake Rogers (Cedric the Entertainer), wakes up next to a dead body with no memory of who he is and how he got there, but gradually comes to believe he is a secret undercover agent, and after fleeing the hotel and meeting his wife Diane (Nicollette Sheridan) and girlfriend (Lucy Liu) Jake goes on one crazy adventure to find out who he is.



The film received overwhelmingly negative reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 4% based on 82 reviews (79 negative, 3 positive), with the website concluding: "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 16 reviews, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[2]

The film managed to gross only $10,337,477 worldwide against a $20,000,000 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]

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