Code Name: The Cleaner
|Code Name: The Cleaner|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Les Mayfield|
|Music by||George S. Clinton|
|Edited by||Michael Matzdorff|
|Distributed by||New Line Cinema|
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.
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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.
- Lucy Liu as Gina
- Cedric the Entertainer as Jake Rogers
- Nicollette Sheridan as Diane
- Mark Dacascos as Eric Hauck
- Callum Keith Rennie as Shaw
- Niecy Nash as Jacuzzi
- DeRay Davis as Ronnie
- Will Patton as Riley
- Kevin McNulty as Dr. Soames
- Beau Davis as Old Timer
- Bart Anderson as Charlie
- Tom Butler as Crane
- Robert Clarke as The Butler
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." Metacritic gave the film a score of 33 out of 100, based on 16 reviews, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".
The film managed to gross only $10,337,477 worldwide against a $20,000,000 production budget.
- Code Name: The Cleaner at Box Office Mojo
- "Razzies honor best of the worst". Variety. Associated Press. January 21, 2008. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
- "Code Name: The Cleaner - DVD Sales". the-numbers.com. Retrieved October 26, 2010.
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