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Held Up (1999)

 -  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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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
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Sal
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Gloria
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Billy (SWAT Team Leader)
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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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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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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 »

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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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References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

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Performed by Sean-T, J.T. The Bigga Figga, San Quinn
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Stop for a While.
10 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jamie Foxx has nothing but trouble when his girlfriend (Nia Long) leaves him after a fight in desolate Arizona and then his car gets stolen. Foxx then has more good luck by being held hostage at a convenient store after a botched robbery by ringleader Eduardo Yanez. Country-hick sheriff Barry Corbin becomes the negotiator in this light-hearted "Dog Day Afternoon"-styled fiasco. Admittedly hilarious to an extent, but begins to drag its feet late with plot resolution and a somewhat dramatic twist. Foxx is on the ball when it comes to his comedic timing and execution, but the flick is really beneath his wide range of talents. Adequate little time killer and truly funny---if you are in the right mood. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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