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Bait (2000)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  15 September 2000 (USA)
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An ex-con is used by police to lure a criminal out of hiding.

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In New York, Alvin Sanders is a small-time thief who's just been hauled in for stealing a bunch of prawns (shrimp) from a local restaurant. He ends up in a cell with John Jaster, one half of a high-tech criminal team that's just stolen $42,000,000 worth of gold from the Federal Reserve. Realizing that he could die at any moment from his worsening heart condition, Jaster tells Alvin to relay a cryptic message to his wife about the whereabouts of the hidden gold. Alvin doesn't know exactly what the message means, and Edgar Clenteen, the U.S. Treasury investigator working the case, hopes it will lead to the gold or Jaster's partner Bristol, but it does neither. Eighteen months later, Jaster is dead, and both Clenteen and Bristol are still looking for that gold. Clenteen decides to secretly plant a tracking device in Alvin's jaw, release him from prison, and then let the word out that he knows where the gold is hidden. Knowing that Bristol is probably watching their every move, Clenteen ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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Alvin Sanders is going to help the Feds catch a killer. He just doesn't know it yet. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for language, violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,485,591 (USA) (15 September 2000)

Gross:

ESP 3,148,452 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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'David Morse' and Doug Hutchison's second film together in a year. See more »

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In the taxi cab/Porsche chase, the Porsche's mirror is knocked off when the taxi swipes the door. The mirror returns in all subsequent shots. See more »

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Supervisor: Level five. Sonic, please.
Guard: Stable.
Supervisor: Motion?
Guard: Stable.
Supervisor: Status check, please.
Guard: All secure.
Supervisor: Excellent. Carry on, gentlemen.
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Popcorn movie at its best
23 November 2004 | by (Frankfurt, Germany) – See all my reviews

Now, some people say this is just your standard genuine popcorn movie- and they're right. There is no big surprise, no overly brilliant acting, no twisted story, no well known producer (you all know who I'm talking about..)..

But it's a very well made, nice to see movie. Acting is good. Or better, it's like it should be in any movie. Photography seems sometimes a little bit careless, but it's OK- it does the trick. Directing is well done.

To get to this conclusion, I compared that flick to Last Boy Scout, because it's basically almost the same background. And I have to say: while LBS is supported by the acting of Bruce Willis, this movie is founded on the acting of each actor. They all do well, the evil guy is convincingly evil (flat character maybe, but hey- it's a popcorn flick, don't forget!), the effects are pleasing, the story is neat, and the director does his best to put all of this on the screen so you can enjoy the picture.

What do you want more? A bag of popcorn.


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