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Entrapment (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Romance  |  30 April 1999 (USA)
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An insurance agent is sent by her employer to track down and help capture an art thief.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hector Cruz
Conrad Greene
Terry O'Neill ...
Madhav Sharma ...
Security Chief
David Yip ...
Chief of Police
Millennium Man
Waverly Technician
Aaron Swartz ...
Cruz's Man
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Computer Technician
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Following the theft of a highly-secured piece of artwork, an agent convinces her insurance agency employers to allow her to wriggle into the company of an aging but active master thief. Connery's burglar takes her on suspiciously and demands rigorous training before their first job together--stealing a highly-valued mask from a chichi party. Their deepening attraction and distrust could tear apart their partnership but the promise of a bigger prize (some eight billion odd dollars) by Zeta-Jones keeps the game interesting. Only, who's playing with whom? Written by Lordship <lordship@juno.com>

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The trap is set. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language, sensuality, violence and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Antoine Fuqua Project  »

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Box Office


$66,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,145,595 (USA) (30 April 1999)


ESP 1,645,901,898 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The building used for exterior shots of Mac's safe house (Castle Duart on the Isle of Mull) is the ancestral home of the chief of the Clan MacLean, which is the maiden name of Connery's mother. See more »


When navigating through the red strings with a blindfold, Virginia gently nudges a string with her leg and it shakes, but she is said to have passed the test afterwards. See more »


Gin: You stole my suitcase?
Mac: I'm a thief. So sue me.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »


Lost My Faith
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Written by Seal and Reggie Hamilton
Performed by Seal
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By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

You won't remember much about the movie other than Catherine Zeta-Jones in the laser scene
1 January 2005 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

I remember how, after seeing this movie, everyone in my office was talking about Catherine Zeta-Jones and how she was, arguably, the most beautiful woman in the world. The women in the office went to go see it after hearing all the fuss, many going just to confirm that "she isn't all that." In a way, it's a bit of a shame because it's a decent heist movie with a good plot and pretty good acting. Sean Connery was, as always, excellent in his role and the cinematography. It all gets overshadowed by the Catherine Zeta-Jones laser scene that guys will be thinking about for days (Years?).

Does any of this make the movie any less entertaining to watch? Probably not.

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