Double Take

Synopsis: The governor of a Mexican state is assassinated. Soon after, junior executive Daryl Chase's life turns upside down: after he flags a huge transfer of funds from a Mexican account as probably illegal, he's attacked in his apartment, rescued by a CIA agent, finds his secretary shot dead, and witnesses two cops get killed. He calls the CIA guy who tells him to grab the next train to Mexico. Leaving Manhattan, Daryl can't shake a jive-talking street punk named Freddy, and soon he's traded clothes with Freddy to escape the police. Within days, his girlfriend, his boss, his client, Freddy, the FBI, and the dead governor's dog are tangled in a web of deceit and danger. Who's who?
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director(s): George Gallo
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min

Where would I be without my baby

The thought alone might break me

And I don't wanna go crazy

- But every thug needs a lady

- Tired of being lonely

Come on

Don't you know that I love you

- Hey-Hey, good morning, Mr. Chase.

- Yes, it is.

Oh, I don't see your driver.

I gave him the day off.

It's his birthday.

- Knicks? Courtside?

- Yeah, baby.

- Mr. Chase, you are the man.

- Ah, just say hello to Spike for me.

Oh, I'll do the right thing.

What is this? Fifteen a grand a month,

I gotta listen to this racket?

- Oh, well. I'm out of here.

- You have a good day.

- Be careful out there, huh?

- Nothing can touch me today.

- Give me that, punk!

- Mr. Chase.

- Mr. Chase, you all right?

- Yeah.

Stop, thief!

- Come on, boy.

- You sure you're all right?

I'll slice your little ass up.

Now you need a nut doctor.

Get on before you get spit on.

Hold it! Get down on the ground!

Get down on the ground!

- This what you do to the hero?

- You got the wrong guy!

- Do I look like Puffy?

- Shut up!

- You got the wrong guy!

- Hey, that is not the guy.

- What? What the hell you mean, it's not the guy?

- He got the briefcase back.

- That is not the guy.

- Are you sure?

- I'm positive.

- Now, you heard the man. Raise up off me!

- What?

- Just... Really.

I'm Muslim. I don't like

no parts of no pig!

- Look, you okay?

- Man, I hope I don't need no stitches.

I ain't got no insurance.

I'm really sorry about this.

And my mama got cancer.

- I said cancer.

- I think this will cover it.

Common cold is cool.

- Well, uh, take care of yourself.

- You be careful out here, man.

- I will. You get that looked at,

all right? - All right.

- Hey, you pigs know where the nearest

emergency room is? - Okay, okay.

Hey, you see

two guys come past here?

- What? - Two guys. Big guy. Little guy.

Came past here just a second ago.

- I saw no one. I don't know.

I didn't see anybody. - Sh*t!

- Good morning, Mr. Chase.

- Hey, Julie.

Good morning, Mr. Chase.

Are you all right?

What is it?

Look, I may have only been here

two months...

but I know you well enough

to know when something's wrong.

What gave me away,

wrinkled suit or bad attitude?

Definitely the attitude.

I'll work on it.

What you got for me?

The Henderson wire transfers

came in from Switzerland...

and financial. Com

just announced a split, and...

I think this will make

the rest of your day a little better.

The Don Carlos transfer

came through this morning.

- It's a little more than we expected.

- Don't tease me.

106 million more.

- Stop kidding.

- I never joke about money.

Good morning, Daryl.

What's the matter with you?

Don Carlos came in.

106 million over.

- 106 six million. You sure about that?

- Yep.

That's a lot of money for a Mexican

soda company, don't you think?

I'll have to see about this. Oh!

I'm sorry. I know it's late. Can you

get us all into Chloe's show tonight?

- I'll pull a few strings. How many do you

need? - Well, our $ 106-million mystery man...

is coming into town:

Thomas Chela.

- Mr. Don Carlos himself. To what do

we owe the pleasure? - I don't know.

- We got to show him a good time.

- Oh, absolutely.

I can also check over his last quarter

financials to make sure everything tracks.

If you find anything,

I want to see it.

I'm sorry to interrupt, but there's

somebody in your office, Mr. Chase.

- Not now, Shari. - I think you should

see him. He says it's a family matter.

Look, a broker is a smoker.

You ever heard of E-Trade?

Yeah, you can do

that sh*t for free.

I'm Freddy Tiffany, internationally

known, I might add. All right.

My nigga!

Hey, you got any job openings?

This is some easy-ass sh*t.

Oh, yeah. Let me call

Human Resources. Shari?

Hook a brother up.

Man, how'd a brother like you

get a big-ass office like this...

with fancy furniture

and whatnot...

without the benefit

of some kind of mischief.

You keep campaigning for this

ass-whooping, you gonna get elected.

Cool. Look. I was just jokin' about

the phone, man. Wasn't nobody on it.

And I feel kind of bad

about what happened earlier.

- What is that?

- It's your money.

Is that Chloe Kent?

Hey, that's that La Perla supermodel.

Man, I'd sure like to wax her drawers.

I'll let her know.

Hey, ain't no need for all this sh*t.

How's your mama? We went out.

- Hey, look, girl, what you need

is a thug in your life. - Come on.

You know damn well

you like danger, girl.

- You from the projects. You from

the projects. - I could kick his ass.

Dance to the beat

and shuffle my feet

Can you dance

Can you dance to the beat, beat, beat

- Charles. - Daryl, how

are you? - I'm good. You?

- Oh, good. Real good.

- Morgan, you look beautiful.

- Thank you. So good to see you.

- Great to see you.

- Thank you. - You mind if

I steal him for just one second?

- Only for a second.

- One. - Sorry.

Oh, now, this is a party.

- C.A.?

- Hmm?

Charles, we have a problem.

Don Carlos Cola does not exist.

Shari called eight different distributors,

and no one had ever heard of it.

- Oh, I like that girl.

- Hey, this is serious.

Northeast National has a fiduciary

interest here, and you know as well as

I know, my name's on those documents.

- And I'm not going to jail.

- Slow down, Daryl.

We can't go charging in without hard evidence.

If it's there, we'll find it. We'll find it.

Look, I'm calling the S.E.C.

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George Gallo

George Gallo, Jr. (born 1956) is an American screenwriter, film director, producer, painter and musician.He is best known for writing Midnight Run and 29th Street, and is an accomplished painter in the style of the Pennsylvania Impressionists. In 1990, he won the coveted Arts for the Parks award, and has had three one-man exhibitions in New York City. In 2010, he wrote and directed the film Middle Men starring Luke Wilson.He currently lives in Los Angeles. more…

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