Bad Company (film) An out-of-favor CIA agent is caught in a maze of deadly intrigue when he is sent to infiltrate an industrial espionage boutique and ends up being seduced by a master manipulator into taking over the operation. Their relationship erupts into uncontrollable passion with greed proving to be the underlying motivation in this tale of espionage and ruthless double-crossing. Released on January 20, 1995. Directed by Damian Harris. Filmed in CinemaScope. A Touchstone Picture. 108 min. Written by the Edgar Award-winning mystery writer, Ross Thomas. Stars Ellen Barkin (Margaret Wells), Laurence Fishburne (Nelson Crowe), Frank Langella (Vic Grimes), Michael Beach (Tod Stapp), David Ogden Stiers (Judge Beach).