Agent Cody Banks

Theatrical Release: March 14, 2003
DVD Release: August 5, 2003
Agent Cody Banks


The mission of teenage CIA agent Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz), in this comedy/action film, is to become the boyfriend of fellow teen Natalie Connors (Hilary Duff). But he becomes tongue-tied and klutzy whenever he tries to talk to girls. Natalie’s father is a scientist who has created nanobots, organisms that can consume anything, and plans to use them for cleaning up oil spills. But his employer, Dr. Brinkman (Ian McShane), wants to use the technology for evil. In order to discover Dr. Brinkman’s plans, Cody must get close to Natalie. Under the watchful eye of his “handler” Ronica Miles (Angie Harmon), Cody begins his covert operations but must wrestle with his sense of duty and his feelings for Natalie as she is swept into a dangerous predicament.

Dove Review

Agent Cody Banks is a funny film. It has some great special effects. It has a bit of the “ James Bond “ flair to it. Due to the language, we recommend this DVD for ages 12 and older. There is a reference to being in Special Education which some viewers may find offensive. For the most part, it is a good entertaining film. We award this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A boy kisses a girl.
Language: OMG-1; D-1; H-1; Freak-1
Violence: Men hit in heads with pans; man's rear burned with flame; man falls through floor; a rubber baby seal is stabbed with a fork, a towel is slapped at boy's body.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Ladies low cut shirt shows cleavage; ladies in bra and underwear; boy in underwear.
Other: References to Special Education; dog poops twice.


Company: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Writer: Jeffrey Jurgensen (story) Ashley Miller (screenplay)
Director: Harald Zwart
Producer: Dylan Sellers
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 102 min.
Reviewer: Judy Horan