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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

15 September 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Piégé  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$51,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,485,591 (USA) (17 September 2000)

Gross:

$15,325,127 (USA) (19 November 2000)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Bristol is reading the information on Alvin from the FBI one screen shows a picture of Alvin holding a pron with the following text. ALVIN DEAN SANDERS WAS BEING SOUGHT IN CONNECTION WITH THE ATTEMPTED BURGLARY OF A NEW YORK SHRIMP WAREHOUSE CONSIDERED EXTREMELY BUMBLING THE FBI IS OFFERING A $50,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING DIRECTLY TO THE ARREST OF ALVIN DEAN SANDERS IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU ARE TOO CLOSE
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IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU ARE TOO CLOSE. THE ACCURACY OF THE DATA SUBMITTED BY THE REQUESTER WILL DIRECTLY DETERMINE THE ACCURACY OF THE RESULTS OBTAINED WHILE THE INFORMATION FURNISHED IS FROM RELIABLE SOURCES IT'S ACCURACY IS NOT GUARANTEED USE OF AVAILABLE DATA MAY BE SUBJECTED TO FCRA AN OTHER APPLICABLE LAW See more »

Goofs

In an establishing wide shot of the Federal Reserve's security centre, a digital clock quite plainly states the time is "00:07" - then a guard performs a scheduled system check during which time the same digital clock is seen in close-up to switch from "23:59" to "00:00." See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Life is Sweet
Chemical Brothers
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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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