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 ...
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Jamie King (Jamie Foxx) is an aspiring actor from Terrell, Texas, who has come to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. To support himself, he works in his family's hotel, the ... See full summary »
A bored bank teller's life changes dramatically when two teams of crazy robbers hold up his branch. The main characters are held hostage and fall victim to the comedic version of The Stockholm Syndrome.
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 song playing from the 8-track tape at the beginning of the movie was a number 1 hit in April of 1973 for the group Tony Orlando and Dawn. The back up singers known as Dawn featured Telma Hopkins who would go on to become a well known actress for her numerous television sit-com roles in the 80s and 90s. One of which was Bosom Buddies (1980-1982) featuring a then unknown Tom Hanks. See more »
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 saw this film aboard a bus, in November of 2000, on my way from the Tallahassee Amtrak station and Walt Disney World (the tracks were being worked on). I was thus a captive audience for the bus driver's taste in movies; otherwise, I never would have seen it.
It's hard to imagine that Barry Corbin and John Cullum (from Northern Exposure), and Julie Hagerty (from the Airplane movies) would have wasted their time with anything this bad: nobody could be that hard up for work.
That's not to say that the movie didn't get a few laughs from me, and from the other passengers on the bus. But we weren't laughing WITH it; we were laughing AT it.
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