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Held Up (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  12 May 2000 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Michael
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Rae
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Pembry
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Jack
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Beaumont
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Biker
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Rodrigo (as Eduardo Yañez)
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Mary
Diego Fuentes ...
Sal
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Gloria
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Billy (SWAT Team Leader)
Dalton James ...
Sonny
Sam Vlahos ...
Jose
Sam Gifaldi ...
Rusty
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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To control a hostage situation... Act calm Think fast and have a Big mouth!

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

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12 May 2000 (USA)  »

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Inconvenienced  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,911,007 (USA) (12 May 2000)

Gross:

$4,692,814 (USA) (23 June 2000)
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When the sheriff asks for the book and it is removed from the cellophane the book is blue. In later scenes it is a light tan. See more »

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Rodrigo: [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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Spoofs Albino Alligator (1996) See more »

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Performed by Sean-T, J.T. The Bigga Figga, San Quinn
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The worst movie I've seen this year...
16 October 1999 | by (Memphis, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

I really had no expectations going into this movie, but it turned out to be the most painfully boring, humorless movie-going experience I've had so far this year. The script is completely unfunny, and as good as the cast members have been in other projects, they can't salvage this mess. What it boils down to is that we end up stuck in a convenience store in the middle of the desert with a group of thinly-written and annoying characters. I didn't care for Clerks, but it now looks like a masterpiece compared to Held Up.


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