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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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Budget:

$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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Stephen Surjik was originally set to direct but departed over creative differences with Jamie Foxx. See more »

Goofs

The security at the gold vault at the Federal Reserve is incredibly low tech and is impossible to hack into either via computer or through a wall. Located many stories even below the subway, the only way in or out of the vault is through a ten foot corridor which is rotated at night, sealing the vault. (As a note, there is only a 72 hour air supply once the vault is sealed.) (This information is online at the bank's web site, so it's no secret.) See more »

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[first lines]
Supervisor: Gentlemen, we owe a quarterly. Vault 23, encryption download.
Guard: Loaded.
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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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Life is Sweet
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Much better than I expected!
4 October 2000 | by (Birmingham, Alabama) – See all my reviews

The previews on TV made this movie look like a dumb-guy goofball comedy, and with Jamie Foxx in the lead it was worth seeing just for that.

So when it turned out to be a full-on big time movie with lots of action, great characters (including a host of well done supporting roles), true love, a government conspiracy and some genuine laugh-out-loud moments, I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED!


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