Agent Cody Banks 2003 PG CC

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To his family and friends, Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz) is a typical teen - he loves to skateboard, hates math, and feels like a complete idiot around girls. But Cody's got a secret - he's actually part of a secret teen CIA program.

Starring:
Frankie Muniz, Hilary Duff
Runtime:
1 hour 43 minutes

Agent Cody Banks

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Product Details

Genres Adventure, Action, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Harald Zwart
Starring Frankie Muniz, Hilary Duff
Supporting actors Angie Harmon, Keith David, Cynthia Stevenson, Arnold Vosloo, Daniel Roebuck, Ian McShane, Darrell Hammond, Martin Donovan, Marc Shelton, Chris Gauthier, Harry Van Gorkum, Connor Widdows, Eliza Norbury, Justin Kalvari, Saul Kalvari, Andy Thompson, Andrew Johnston, Benjamin Ratner
Studio MGM
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Alex on March 2, 2003
When I first saw the trailer, I thought "Oh man. Not another kiddy spy movie." I was not a fan of the Spy Kids films and watching them with my little brother was torture. I took him to see this because I love Malcolm In The Middle and Hilary Duff is hot! The movie ended up being very good. I was shocked! The plot is like this. 16 year old Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz from Malcolm In The Middle and Big Fat Liar) was recruited as a C.I.A agent via a summer camp. Now he gets his first mission. To protect the daughter of a scientist (Hilary Duff of Lizzie McGuire and a Hollywood Records recording artist) who has gotten involved with bad guys (one of them is Arnold Vosloo from the Mummy and ABC's Veritas) trying to destroy the world with micro robots that can eat through anything but glass. The only problem is Cody has a problem talking to girls. From the action packed begining to really cool end, everyone will love this movie. The gadgets are awsome and not at all kiddy looking (like another movie about young secret agents that I know of.) It's not a James Bond rip off (like spy kids), the story is (unlike Spy Kids), The action scenes don't look cheesy (like spy kids). About the only thing I didn't like is Cody's annoying little brother. But he's not in it that much!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By P. Steiding on March 16, 2003
I'm sure all of you have seen the trailors on tv for this movie and it makes you want to go see it. It's a very good movie! I took my 9-1/2 year old to see it and the theater was packed! Not only with kids but with a lot of adults (quite a few were without kid!). Parents, if you want a nice, good movie for your kids to see then this is the movie. Lot's of action, special effects but still down to earth and wholesome (none of this raunchy stuff nowadays.).
Cody Banks is your average everyday kid from Seattle, Washington who just happens to have been recruited by the CIA. His assignment is to get close to.....a girl. And from the trailors you can tell that Cody has a hard time talking to girls.
Think of this movie as a cross between James Bond & Spy Kids - it's kind of in the middle so pre-teens & teens will enjoy it. Frankie Muniz and Hilary Duff did an excellent job acting!
If your kids enjoy watching Lizzie McGuire and Malcolm in the Middle and Big Fat Liar then they and you won't be disappointed in this movie! I can't give the plot away or why Cody Banks needs to get close to "the girl" but you'll figure it out and if you see the movie you'll enjoy it. Go out and enjoy it together!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jerome Simon on March 2, 2003
I saw the Sneak Preview ...and the movie was great. Frankie Muniz and Hilary Duff did great jobs and portrayed their roles well. Good kids movie (James Bond for Kids and Teens). Frankie and Hilarys character both very much differ from the characters on their TV Series.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "mnoe5" on May 22, 2003
Agent Cody Banks is an action filled movie, with great actors, great scenes and, of course a great plot! The beginning starts with Cody on his way to school, with great shots of Seattle! Then a 3-year-old takes over his mother's car after left alone in the car, goes backwards down a crowded Seattle street, so Cody is on the go, chasing the boy down the hill, then, of course, a railroad crossing begins to lower, Cody catches up with the car and up on top of it as the camera show a British Columbia freight train barreling out the tunnel, Cody pulls the emergency brake of the car and the stops feet from the crossing, where the train is passing. All throughout the movie action is happening, from the beginning to the end, where a great battle ensues, after Cody sneaks into the ERIS base, in the beautiful North Cascade Mountains, tons of action! I would recommend this movie to anyone with a kid that's into James Bond.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on March 15, 2003
I am a parent who took his kids. I thought it was very entertaining, with an excellent premise to the story. This is more in the flavor of a comedy-drama bond film and not the total fantasy of a Spy Kids.
More importantly, my kids and the others in the audience really enjoyed it. Based on audience reactions, I think the most popular age group will be 7-14. It is very well cast and performed (except Hillary Duff who has very few lines in the movie and manages to be Lizzy all over again); Frankie Muniz does an excellent job. Script is excellent. The inevitable sexual references are tasteful and kept to a minimum. No graphic violence or language. No really gross or off-color jokes. Only one visually disturbing moment at the end where the camera cuts to a few seconds of the villian's gruesome death. Frankie Muniz character has positive values. The CIA is shown in a very positive light (no liberal political correctness, thank you very much).
Overall a great family movie!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 20, 2004
Format: DVD
In one sentence: This movie is 007, but the star is too young for the vodka martinis. He does, however, think of himself as Bond. "Banks, Cody Banks." A few minutes after that he's using his gadget to look through girl's clothing. OK, that's more than one sentence. Frankie Muniz stars as Cody Banks, a kid who was recruited into a CIA training camp a few years back. Now he's living at home, cleaning the guinea pig cages and riding a skateboard. He also has a problem with talking to girls.
Cody is happy when he's recruited by a hot CIA agent for his first mission. He's upset at first when his mission turns out to be: Make contact and establish a relationship with Natalie Connors, the daughter of Dr. Albert Connors. Dr. Connors has created nanobots, microscopic robots that eat away metal. He has been unwillingly supplying them to a Bond-like evil doer (Ian McShane), who plans to destroy communications networks, missile guidance control systems, etc. with the nanobots. Sure beats the Spy Kids stories in terms of Bondness. Also like Bond is the signature Bad Guy's Assistant with a Twist (Arnold Vosloo). This baddie, named Francois, is pretty unimaginative in terms of a cool talent (think of Oddjob and Jaws). His only odd features are: it appears as if someone once tried to cut his throat, and he has an odd hairstyle. Francois and his employer have been the subject of studies by the CIA, and Cody is sent to learn more about the nanobots. Cody initially makes a bad impression on Natalie (he can't remember if T.C Elliot is a man or a woman), but after saving her life, she invites him.
After accidentally blowing his cover at the party, Cody is taken off the mission, just as he actually begins to truly like Natalie.
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