Agent Cody Banks

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A government agent trains Cody Banks in the ways of covert operations that require younger participants.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 5.0/10 (13,337 voted)

Critic's Score: 41/100

Harald Zwart

Stars: Frankie Muniz, Hilary Duff, Andrew Francis

A government agent trains a typical teenager Cody Banks who loves to skateboard, hates math, and feels like a complete idiot around girls, in the ways of covert operations that require younger participants. But Cody's got a secret–he's actually part of a secret teen CIA program. Cody's living every boy's dream life–he can drive like a stunt man, has an incredible arsenal of cool gadgets, and his agency mentor, Ronica Miles, is totally hot. But Cody's training is put to the test when he's sent to pose as a prep school student and befriend fellow teen Natalie Connors in order to gain access to her father–a scientist unknowingly developing a fleet of deadly pair of twisted villains called the nanobots for the evil organization ERIS, which can destroy any carbon or silicon-based substance-to destroy the world's defense systems so he can threaten anyone who opposes him…

Writers: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz


Frankie Muniz

Cody Banks

Hilary Duff

Natalie Connors

Angie Harmon

Ronica Miles

Keith David

CIA Director

Cynthia Stevenson

Mrs. Banks

Arnold Vosloo


Daniel Roebuck

Mr. Banks

Ian McShane


Darrell Hammond


Martin Donovan

Dr. Connors

Marc Shelton

Surveillance Van Agent

Chris Gauthier

Surveillance Van Agent

Harry Van Gorkum

Double Agent

Connor Widdows

Alex Banks

Eliza Norbury


Save the world. Get the girl. Pass math.


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Release Date: 14 March 2003

Filming Locations: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $26,000,000


Opening Weekend: $14,064,317
(16 March 2003)
(3369 Screens)

Gross: $47,811,138
(31 July 2003)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Hilary Duff first heard of the movie when Frankie Muniz was guest starring in her show
Lizzie in the Middle.


When Cody is in the glass dome with Natalie, Ronica is outside the dome placing little red light gadgets. You can see she is wearing purple lipstick, but when she enters the dome to get Cody and Natalie, she has red lipstick on.


[after stopping a two year old driving a car and crashing it]

Cody Banks:
Next time, please stick to the tricycle.

User Review

Character Driven "Spykids"

Rating: 7/10

"Agent Cody Banks" depends more on character and plot than the special
effects, explosive action of the more popular "Spykids." Frankie Muniz does
a credible, funny job as a social inept, CIA whiz kid. With a distant
resemblance to "True Lies," and "Never Been Kissed," "Agent Cody Banks"
charms the audience with its irony and socially naive kid comedy along with
a rather strong James Bond flavor for spy action. Frankie Muniz' CIA
handler never gets too sickly sweet nor weird, but handles her role with a
solid performance. This movie is a nice blend of genre, but it doesn't
explode into non-stop action nor with a teen romantic comedy – perhaps it's
taken on a rather awesome, big challenge of trying to package so many
different elements into one movie that its comedy, spy thriller, action,
teen romance with nerd genre are impossible to capture successfully in the
time and attention span alloted. Entertaining and seriously funny, seven
out of ten stars.