While they're on vacation in the Southwest, Rae finds out her man Michael spent their house money on a classic car, so she dumps him, hitching a ride to Vegas for a flight home. A kid ... See full summary »
While they're on vacation in the Southwest, Rae finds out her man Michael spent their house money on a classic car, so she dumps him, hitching a ride to Vegas for a flight home. A kid promptly steals Michael's car, leaving him at the Zip & Sip, a convenience store. Three bumbling robbers promptly stage a hold up. Two take off with the cash stranding the third, with a mysterious crate, just as the cops arrive. The robber takes the store hostage. As incompetent cops bring in a SWAT team and try a by-the-book rescue, Michael has to keep the robber calm, find out what's in the crate, aid the negotiations, and get back to Rae. The Stockholm Syndrome asserts its effect. Written by
The airplane on the tarmac is a Boeing 737. The shot of the airplane heading off into the sunset is a Boeing 707. See more »
[When Rodrigo takes Mike from the store the first time and learns that Mike and Sheriff Pembry already know each other, and the sheriff hates him, he whines to Mike]
"Man your not worth anything as a hostage! I have to get in line just to shoot you!"
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I was having kind of a bad day when I saw this, and I really needed this movie.
It's a silly mess and won't win any awards, but it's something that could make me laugh without really using my brain or anything.
John Cullum does a good job keeping his cool and staying in control no matter what. The robbers are incompetent and not really threatening. We even kind of sympathize with them after a while.
Barry Corbin, John Cullum's "Northern Exposure" co-star, has his usual attitude and ends up going overboard in this case. And one more reminder of Cicely, Alaska--Jake Busey as a wise man who seems to know everything. Oh, wait, Ed wasn't wise but aspired to be a shaman. This man seemed to have arrived.
One more highlight is the gorgeous dispatcher--Natalia Cigliuti of "Saved by the Bell", who wears short shorts while doing her nails when she is supposed to be tracking down the cops. It's amazing the incompetence of the police force. Barney Fife is a genius by comparison.
And, of course, there is poor Jamie Foxx never knowing if he'll be able to catch up with his girl before it's too late. It's a fun adventure as he tries. I only wish he had a better car. I was never a fan of Studebakers but there were so many great cars in that era.
I had fun.
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