"Central Intelligence" is a 2016 American action comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.
The starring cast includes Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Amy Ryan, Aaron Paul, Danielle Nicolet, Sione Kelepi, Timothy John Smith, Megan Park, Thomas Kretschmann, Jason Bateman and others.

Here are "Central Intelligence" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Central Intelligence movie?

Warner Bros. Entertainment on Thursday, December 12, 2019 released the trailer for "Central Intelligence" you can watch here:
Central Intelligence | Home Entertainment Trailer | Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Plot summary

What is Central Intelligence movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Central Intelligence" movie plot summary.

In 1996, star athlete Calvin (Kevin Hart) "The Golden Jet" Joyner is being honored at his high school. Halfway through Calvin's speech, a group of bullies led by Trevor Olson (Jason Bateman) throws the nude morbidly obese Robbie Wheirdicht (Sione Kelepi) into the gymnasium where the assembly is taking place. Only Joyner and his girlfriend, Maggie (Danielle Nicolet) 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, in 2016, 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 (Dwayne Johnson), 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 (Amy Ryan) arrives at Joyner's house in search of Stone, who escapes without a trace. Harris tells Joyner that Stone is a dangerous rogue agent who brutally murdered his former partner, Phil Stanton (Aaron Paul). Harris tells Calvin that 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.


Who plays who in the Central Intelligence movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Central Intelligence" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Kevin Hart  as Calvin Joyner A former star athlete that went to Robbie's high school, now working as an accountant
Dwayne Johnson  as Bob Stone / Robbie Weirdicht A former bullied, overweight, friendless high school student-turned-big bodied CIA agent
Amy Ryan  as Agent Pamela Harris A CIA agent
Aaron Paul  as Phil Stanton Bob's former partner
Danielle Nicolet  as Maggie Joyner Calvin's high school sweetheart now turned wife
Sione Kelepi  as Young Robbie Wheirdicht
Timothy John Smith  as Agent Nick Cooper
Megan Park  as the waitress in the bar
Thomas Kretschmann  as the buyer A man
Jason Bateman  as Trevor Olson A former high school student
Dylan Boyack  as Trevor - 17 Years Old
Kumail Nanjiani  as Jared the Airport Security Guard
Ryan Hansen  as Brian Grieves
Tim Griffin  as Agent Stan Mitchell
George Carroll  as Thugged Out (as Slaine)
Annie Kerins  as Lady MC
Nate Richman  as Big Bro
Robert Woo  as Ethan
Phil Reeves  as Principal Kent
David Stassen  as Randy's Husband
Rickey Eugene Brown  as Flunkie
Kyle Washburn  as Flunkie #2
Michael Patrick Kane  as Driver
Sarah K. Thurber  as Beautiful Restaurant Woman
Lawrence Koplin  as Dashing Restaurant Man
Rawson Marshall Thurber  as Handsome Pants-Catcher

Release date

When is Central Intelligence movie release date?

"Central Intelligence" movie release date was scheduled to be on June 10, 2016 (Regency Village Theater, Los Angeles), on June 16, 2016 (Germany, Hungary) and on June 17, 2016 (United States) distributing by Warner Bros. Pictures (North America), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Universal Studios, UIP-Dunafilm, Andes Films, Columbia Pictures, Interfilm, NOS Audiovisuais, Regents, Sony Pictures Releasing, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures Argentina, Westec Media Limited, Film1, Finnkino, HBO Max, KVH Media Group, TBS, TNT, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Veronica.


What are Central Intelligence filming details?

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

"Central Intelligence" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.

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.


What are critics and audiences saying about Central Intelligence movie?

"Central Intelligence" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 71/100. 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.

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