The Double

The Double

Streaming Video - 2011
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When a United States Senator is brutally murdered, the evidence points to a Soviet assassin code-named Cassius, who was long-thought to be dead. Two men who know Cassius best are thrown together to catch him. Paul Shepherdson (Richard Gere, An Officer and a Gentleman) is a retired CIA operative who spent his career tracking Cassius around the globe. Ben Geary (Topher Grace, Spider-Man 3) is a hotshot young FBI Agent and family man who has studied the killer's every move. Ben thinks he knows Cassius, but Paul knows he is dead wrong. Now, time is running out to stop this merciless killing machine before he finds his next target. Martin Sheen (The Departed), Odette Yustman (Cloverfield) and Stana Katic (Castle) co-star in this tense thriller from the co-writers of Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma that will keep you guessing until the very last shot.
Publisher: [United States] : RLJ Entertainment, 2011
Branch Call Number: STREAMING VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 98 min.)) : sound, color
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Aquincum
Jan 03, 2021

At the time of the Cold War, CIA agent Paul Shepherdson hunts a group of professional killers in the service of the KGB, the Cassius Seven, as well as their head Cassius. Some twenty years after the collapse of communism, Cassius is still alive and the one who knows every file on him is FBI agent Ben Geary. When Senator Dennis Darden is murdered in Cassius-like fashion, the case is taken over by the CIA. Retired Paul Shepherdson is reactivated to investigate, and he must work with Geary, who has never worked in the field. Shepherdson is anything but enthusiastic about the idea, while Geary thinks he is at the goal of his dreams, to hunt down the man he knows so much about. The only lead is Brutus, a member of the Cassius Seven who is in solitary confinement in a prison. Shortly after the agents' visit, Brutus swallows some batteries and is taken to a hospital. He manages to escape, but Shepherdson is already waiting for him at the back entrance. The latter now reveals himself as Cassius and kills Brutus by cutting his throat with a steel cable hidden in his watch. Geary, meanwhile, continues to search the files for a clue to Cassius' identity. Shepherdson tries to influence Geary's wife, Natalie, to persuade her husband to desist from hunting Cassius. Unfortunately, this is to no avail, and Shepherdson is determined to kill the young agent, who gets dangerously close to him as the investigation continues. However, an unexpected piece of information about Geary changes everything. Recommended for ages 14 and up.

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duanetucker
Oct 07, 2017

Utterly preposterous. Gere usually has excellent taste in the projects he chooses. Not this time.

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iluvbooks63
Sep 07, 2017

This was excellent - I didn't see "the double" until the end...A good suspense movie and with Richard Gere it just made it better.

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Monolith
May 01, 2016

Nothing mind-blowing. A mini twist at the end that I wasn't expecting.

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tenet
Nov 20, 2015

Rated 7/10.

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gwenahn
Oct 07, 2015

Wow! Richard Gere is truly amazing! His acting is just impressive and brilliant. I very much enjoyed it!

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BlueHippo
Sep 02, 2014

The man who directs and helps to write this movie is the writer of tv's "Chicago Fire" and is from the Johnon County area.

I thought this was a pretty good movie and it was well into the movie before I figured out the "mystery", if that's what you want to call it.

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will2860
Mar 08, 2014

This will be my first looking at this movie

velloxal Nov 06, 2013

Great action movie. Shows how double identity can twists and plots. CIA versus assassin.

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matcat44
Oct 10, 2013

Started out well, but began to fall apart
With impossible situations I.e. how could Cassius possibly know where of the many hospital exits he would find the escaped prisoner? For me the downward trend began, and I slid out of the rest.

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