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CODE NAME: THE CLUNKER

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Forum Name: CODE NAME: THE CLEANER
Forum Discription: Nominated for Worst Supporting Actress (Nicolette Sheridan)
URL: http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1771
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Topic: CODE NAME: THE CLUNKER
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: CODE NAME: THE CLUNKER
Date Posted: March 10 2007 at 6:56am

THERE ARE FEW THINGS SADDER THAN a COMEDY WITHOUT LAUGHS...

and WE BERRY SINCERELY HOPE 2007 WILL HAVE NO COMEDIES MORE LAUGH-FREE THAN http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=183 - CODE NAME: THE CLEANER , THE LATEST TRAVESTY from CEDRIC, the REPUTED "ENTERTAINER"...

NICOLE: "After reading the reviews, I think maybe we should both consider a Witness Relocation Program..."



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Ye Olde Head RAZZberry



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Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 10:28am
Once again, thanks Head RAZZ for "finally" adding this film to our Forum...

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Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 2:07pm

THIS POST HAS MILD SPOILERS

http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1641&PN=2 - As I posted over in the Movies In General forum , I actually did laugh at a number of scenes in this movie.  There were two scenes I felt were going to be outright disasters -- Nicolette Sheridan and Cedric the Entertainer in the bedroom, and Cedric the Entertainer performing with a Dutch dancing outfit -- that, although they weren't funny, weren't as disastrous as I thought.  It looked as though Cedric, Lucy Liu and Nicolette Sheridan were having fun with this movie, which is one of the things I look for when dealing with a subpar movie.  Do the actors realize it's subpar?  If so, I don't grade a movie as hard, unless it sinks into the depths of Epic Movie.  The three worst scenes in this movie were (1)Cedric spanking the old lady and the old lady spanking Cedric, (2) the climactic showdown between Cedric, Lucy Liu and all the bad guys (Blood and Chocolate's climax was worse, though) and (3) the ending (again, Blah-ed and Chuck-It-Up was far stupider).  The worst performance goes to DeRay Davis' unfunny performance as a janitor/wannabe rapper.  All in all, it wasn't good enough to be a fun, dumb movie, but to me it's almost not bad enough to be a Razzie. 



Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 5:02pm
I've read something from IMDb.com, and saw that this film spoofs off http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258463/ - The Bourne Identity (2002), which is where a man wakes up with no memory of who he is and finds out he is a spy.


Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: March 12 2007 at 3:28am

Originally posted by bruin_522

I've read something from IMDb.com, and saw that this film spoofs off http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258463/ - The Bourne Identity (2002), which is where a man wakes up with no memory of who he is and finds out he is a spy.

That's true, and it spoofs a number of other spy pics on the way.  It's not the greatest, it's not the worst, but it's not worth a full priced theatre ticket, either!  If you must see it, rent it first.



Posted By: tomsmo
Date Posted: March 12 2007 at 2:17pm

Code Name: The Clunker is coming out on DVD  April 24, 2007 here a link to view Box Art http://www.amazon.com/Code-Name-Cleaner-Cedric-Entertainer/dp/B000NA21SG/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-1643906-5715851?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1173756275&sr=8-1 - http://www.amazon.com/Code-Name-Cleaner-Cedric-Entertainer/d p/B000NA21SG/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-1643906-5715851?ie=UTF8& ;s=dvd&qid=1173756275&sr=8-1  I was glad to see this on The Screen of Movies to be Razzied for Next Year



Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: March 14 2007 at 9:52am
There was one other spy comedy which spoofed other spy movies, SPY HARD. I think we all know how that film ended up!  

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Posted By: tomsmo
Date Posted: March 14 2007 at 11:42am
Maybe we could put CODE NAME: THE CLEANER up for Worst Remake or Rip-Off (of both http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258463/ - Bourne Identity & Spy Hard)??

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Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: March 17 2007 at 8:39am
Yeah, and I also think this film will have Cedric be a potential nominee for Worst Actor for this film as well as Worst Screen Couple, shared with either Lucy Liu or Nicollette Sheridan.


Posted By: tomsmo
Date Posted: March 17 2007 at 8:53am

I think it should go on the Nominating Ballot like this

Worst Movie CODE NAME: THE CLEANER

Worst Actor: Cedric The Entertainer

Worst Actress: Lucy Liu

Worst Supporting Actress: Nicollette Sheridan

Worst Screen Couple: Cedric The Entertainer and EITHER Lucy Liu or Nicollette Sheridan

Worst Rip-Off or Remake: CODE NAME: THE CLEANER  (Rip-Off of both http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258463/ - Bourne Identity & Spy Hard)

Worst Screenplay: Robert Adetuyi & George Gallo

That would give it a total Of seven Razzie nods



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Posted By: Razzilla
Date Posted: March 18 2007 at 1:23am
Originally posted by tomsmo

I think it should go on the Nominating Ballot like this


Worst Movie <A class=boldLink href="http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=183" >CODE NAME: THE CLEANER </A>


Worst Actor: Cedric The Entertainer


Worst Actress: Lucy Liu


Worst Supporting Actress: Nicollette Sheridan


Worst Screen Couple: Cedric The Entertainer and EITHER Lucy Liu or Nicollette Sheridan


Worst Rip-Off or Remake: <A class=boldLink href="http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=183" >CODE NAME: THE CLEANER </A> (Rip-Off of both http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258463/ - [COLOR=#003399 - Bourne Identity[/COLOR - & Spy Hard)


Worst Screenplay: Robert Adetuyi & George Gallo


That would give it a total Of seven Razzie nods


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Let's make just ONE little change in that Worst Screen Couple nomination...
Cedric The Entertainer and ANYONE sharing the screen with him...

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Posted By: tomsmobr
Date Posted: March 18 2007 at 2:11am
To Razzilla that what they did with Jamie Kenndey when he Made Son Of The Mask it was Jamie Kennedy & ANYBODY Stuck Sharing the Screen with Him.


Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: March 24 2007 at 6:57am
You know, the director of this movie, Les Mayfield, has directed a bunch of bad films as well, and yet, he's never been nominated for a RAZZIE. There's http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104187/ - Encino Man (1992), http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110527/ - Miracle on 34th Street (1994), http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119137/ - Flubber (1997), http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181316/" name=director1990>Blue Streak (1999), http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0244000/ - American Outlaws (2001), and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0399327/ - The Man (2005). Two of those films earned RAZZIE nominations, and one of those two "won" a RAZZIE. And there's like three other films that should have received a RAZZIE nomination.


Posted By: tomsmobr
Date Posted: March 24 2007 at 7:07am

oh yea forgot worst dirctor http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0562645/ - Les Mayfield , so maybe The Ballot could look more like this for Codename: The Clunker

Worst Movie CODE NAME: THE CLEANER

Worst Director: Les Mayfield

Worst Actor: Cedric The Entertainer

Worst Actress: Lucy Liu

Worst Supporting Actress: Nicollette Sheridan

Worst Screen Couple: Cedric The Entertainer and & ANYBODY Stuck Sharing the Screen with Him.

Worst Rip-Off or Remake: CODE NAME: THE CLEANER  (Rip-Off of both http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258463/ - Bourne Identity & Spy Hard)

Worst Screenplay: Robert Adetuyi & George Gallo

Total Eight Razzie Nods



Posted By: wetbandit82
Date Posted: March 25 2007 at 1:54pm

Originally posted by bruin_522

You know, the director of this movie, Les Mayfield, has directed a bunch of bad films as well, and yet, he's never been nominated for a RAZZIE. There's http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104187/ - Encino Man (1992), http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110527/ - Miracle on 34th Street (1994), http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119137/ - Flubber (1997), http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181316/" target=_blank name=director1990>Blue Streak (1999), http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0244000/ - American Outlaws (2001), and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0399327/ - The Man (2005). Two of those films earned RAZZIE nominations, and one of those two "won" a RAZZIE. And there's like three other films that should have received a RAZZIE nomination.
  

 

I wouldn't quite agree with choices #2 and 3.  I see them as average but not terrible; even relatively weak John Hughes scripts are well above the industry average.  Maybe if he'd stuck with Chris Columbus at the helm instead of Mayfield (or done it himself, which is of course usually the only way if you want it done right), the results would have been a little better. 



Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: May 15 2007 at 4:40pm
Flubber wasn't really a good movie, but it did escape from getting any RAZZIE nods. Flubber was still considered a remake of The Absent Minded Professor, and I have kept on thinking that Flubber should have received a RAZZIE nod for Worst Remake or Sequel for 1997.


Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: May 16 2007 at 4:20pm

Contains spoilers.

I've been thinking lately about what HeadRAZZ had to say about a major star (or, in this case, stars) responsibility for getting movies made.  If Cedric the Entertainer, Lucy Liu and Nicolette Sheridan had said no, Code Name: The Cleaner wouldn't have been made.  And even though they signed on, they should have used their clout to, at the very least, (spoiler) rewrite the climax so you don't have the muscle gliding across a waxed floor fast enough to crash through an office window and be knocked out cold, or make little use of what's in a janitor's cart.  That bugs me.  My first job as a teenager was a janitor, and you usually work your floor alone, giving you plenty of time to think and horse around.  For someone who's been obsessed with war action video games to the point he can tell when a game chip is behaving differently, Cedric's character Jake sure hasn't spent any time imagining how he would use his work tools as weapons.  Just off the top of my head, you have a horse hair brush used for dusting and sweeping made out of thick round hard plastic that would make one hell of a club. And you have a gong brush used for cleaning the dust on the carpet next to the walls and for scrubbing that's made out of the same thick plastic that, if thrown, would give you one nasty knock.  That's not even getting into the mop, the dust mop, the broom, the scraper, the various cleaners in spray bottles or the attachments to the vacuum, let alone the vacuum itself.  Jake managed to use a mop and a bucket, and he only thought that up on the spur of the moment. 

So, although I wouldn't vote for any of them because I felt they were having fun with the material, I withdraw any objection to others voting for them because they are, to a significant degree, responsible for the movie not being better.  And it really could have been made better.



Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: June 03 2007 at 11:02am
Factual errors: When pulling up the security file on Cedric's character, the driver’s license shows W98745621. Based on Washington State's driver’s license scheming, the correct license code would have began with RODGEJ_30. (The underscore would have been replaced by the characters middle initial. Also, the file shows the record as being inactive, yet the date terminated is not available.


Posted By: dipitlow555
Date Posted: July 27 2007 at 4:28pm
Is there a reason that Hollywood is too dumb to realize this movie shouldn't have made it past pre-production? And if you ask me, it's lucky that it even got there.


Posted By: Criss808
Date Posted: July 30 2007 at 6:07pm
I think Cedric the Entertainer should be a contender for "WORST ACTOR" and "WORST ON SCREEN COUPLE w/either Lucy Liu and/or  Nicolette Sheridan.

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Posted By: ZookGuy
Date Posted: August 07 2007 at 7:18am

"Flubber" was aimed at children, and it was succesful in that respect. If you can see films through a child's prespective you might like them. But "Codname: The Cleaner" probably isn't one of those films. Am I right? 

 



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Posted By: Criss808
Date Posted: August 13 2007 at 4:42am
Cedric the Entertainer is so hopeless. He once had a promising film career after doing "Barbershop" but then he started to do all those really unfunny disasters where (no offensive) he used a fake stereotypical white man voice. I mean "Johnson Family Vacation", "The Honeymooners", and now this. Come on Ced, you got to do better.


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: September 06 2007 at 11:31am
I'll give the film this: it's not as bad as "Epic Movie" or "Norbit", but that's not saying much!

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