Central Intelligence is a 2016 American action comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.

Official trailers

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Friday, September 09, 2016 released the trailer:
Central Intelligence Training TEASER.

Story intro

In 1996, star athlete Calvin "The Golden Jet" Joyner is being honored at his high school. Halfway through Calvin's speech, a group of bullies led by Trevor Olson throw the nude morbidly obese Robbie Wheirdicht into the hall where the assembly is taking place. Only Joyner and his girlfriend, Maggie Johnson, are sympathetic towards Wheirdicht; the former going as far as to quickly cover Wheirdicht in his Varsity Jacket. Wheirdicht thanks Calvin and flees in embarrassment. Twenty years later, Joyner is married to Maggie and works as a forensic accountant but is dissatisfied with his career. Maggie suggests they see a therapist to salvage their deteriorating marriage. At work, Joyner receives a friend request on Facebook from a man named Bob Stone, who invites Joyner to meet at a bar. Bob Stone reveals himself to be Robbie Wheirdicht. Joyner is shocked to see that Wheirdicht has transformed into a muscular, confident man with advanced hand-to-hand fighting skills. Stone asks Joyner to review some online transactions, and Joyner discovers a multimillion-dollar auction with bidders from radical countries, with the final bids to conclude the following day. Stone avoids Joyner's questions and spends the night on his couch. The next morning, a team of CIA agents led by Pamela Harris arrive at Joyner's house in search of Stone, who escapes. Harris tells Joyner that Stone is a dangerous rogue agent who brutally murdered his former partner, Phil Stanton. Harris tells Calvin Bob intends to sell satellite codes to the highest bidder. Soon after, Stone abducts Joyner and explains that he is trying to stop a criminal known as the Black Badger from selling the codes but needs Joyner's skills to find the coordinates of the deal's location. After an attack by a bounty hunter, Joyner flees and calls Maggie, telling her to meet him at the marriage counselor's office. Harris intercepts him and tells him that Stone is really the Black Badger. She warns him to refrain from telling Maggie and gives him a device to alert them to Stone's location. Joyner then arrives for marriage counseling, where he finds Stone posing as the counselor.

Cast

Kevin Hart
Calvin Joyner
Dwayne Johnson
Bob Stone
Amy Ryan
Agent Pamela Harris
Aaron Paul
Phil
Danielle Nicolet
Maggie
Timothy John Smith
Agent Nick Cooper
Megan Park
Waitress
Thomas Kretschmann
The Buyer
Jason Bateman
Trevor
Kumail Nanjiani
Jared the Airport Security Guard
Ryan Hansen
Steve
Tim Griffin
Agent Stan Mitchell
Sione Kelepi
Young Robbie
Dylan Boyack
Trevor - 17 Years Old
Slaine
Thugged Out
Annie Kerins
Lady MC
Nate Richman
Big Bro
Robert Woo
Ethan
Phil Reeves
Principal Kent
David Stassen
Randy's Husband
Rickey Eugene Brown
Flunkie
Kyle Washburn
Flunkie #2
Michael Patrick Kane
Driver
Sarah K. Thurber
Beautiful Restaurant Woman
Lawrence Koplin
Dashing Restaurant Man
Rawson Marshall Thurber
Handsome Pants-Catcher

About

Principal photography began on May 6, 2015, and took place in Atlanta, Georgia, and throughout various Massachusetts locations, including Boston, Burlington, Lynn, Middleton, Winchester and Quincy.

The film Central Intelligence was scheduled to be released on June 10, 2016 (Regency Village Theater), on June 16, 2016 (Germany) and on June 17, 2016 (United States) by Warner Bros. Pictures (United States), Universal Studios, Andes Films, Columbia Pictures, Interfilm, NOS Audiovisuais, Regents, Sony Pictures Releasing, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Finnkino, HBO Max, KVH Media Group, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Veronica.

The duration of the film is 108 minutes. With a budget of $50 million, the film grossed over $217 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.

Rating

Central Intelligence got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: centralintelligencemovie.com

IMDB: Central Intelligence

Wikipedia: Central Intelligence

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