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Held Up (1999)

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

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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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Trina
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Gloria
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Billy (SWAT Team Leader)
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Sonny
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Jose
Sam Gifaldi ...
Rusty
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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 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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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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Trivia

Rob Schneider was originally cast to play Michael, but dropped out of the film just four days before filming began. Jamie Foxx eventually signed on to replace him. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Rusty: Puffy is rough He is Tough and will kick your ass westside!
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Features Joust (1982) See more »

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Save the Drama
Performed by Sean-T, J.T. The Bigga Figga, San Quinn
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A 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk is the best thing in this movie .....
1 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The beautiful 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk is the best thing in this movie. The beginning has a few chuckles as Jamie Foxx's girlfriend, Nia Long, gets an education about 8 track players. Once the "Sip & Zip convenience store is taken over by some inept robbers, the movie begins a steady slide downhill. In other words, as the supposed hostage situation becomes more ridiculous, so does the film. None of the cast of misfit characters is developed, and the simplistic script is stretched beyond belief. It's almost like they said this is what we have, now what can we do with it? I absolutely will add "Held Up" to my DVD collection, but only because of the magnificent car. - MERK


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