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Retired CIA enforcer Paul Shepherdson (Gere) is called back into duty when a target long presumed dead emerges as the lone suspect in a US senator’s murder. Partnered with a brilliant fresh-faced Fed (Grace) inexperienced in the dark arts of espionage, Paul quickly finds himself snapping the necks of Slavic thugs and confronting his own shocking past. Like a Training Day for spy thrillers, The Double provocatively pairs Gere and Grace as a grey-green odd couple, only to unravel as the double-crossed absurdities pile up and the duo start trading bad Russian accents in a private Mexican standoff. Oh nyet you didn’t!
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