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Entrapment (1999)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Romance | 30 April 1999 (USA)
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An insurance agent is sent by her employer to track down and help capture an art thief.

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Jon Amiel

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Ronald Bass (story) (as Ron Bass), Michael Hertzberg (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... Mac
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Gin
Ving Rhames ... Thibadeaux
Will Patton ... Cruz
Maury Chaykin ... Conrad Greene
Kevin McNally ... Haas
Terry O'Neill Terry O'Neill ... Quinn
Madhav Sharma Madhav Sharma ... Security Chief
David Yip ... Chief of Police
Tim Potter ... Millennium Man
Eric Meyers ... Waverly Technician
Aaron Swartz Aaron Swartz ... Cruz's Man
William Marsh William Marsh ... Computer Technician
Tony Xu Tony Xu ... Banker
Rolf Saxon ... ICB Director
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Storyline

Following the theft of a highly-secured piece of artwork, an agent convinces her insurance agency employers to allow her to wriggle into the company of an aging but active master thief. Connery's burglar takes her on suspiciously and demands rigorous training before their first job together--stealing a highly-valued mask from a chichi party. Their deepening attraction and distrust could tear apart their partnership but the promise of a bigger prize (some eight billion odd dollars) by Zeta-Jones keeps the game interesting. Only, who's playing with whom? Written by Lordship <lordship@juno.com>

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art | old man | burglar | money | china | See All (100) »

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The trap is set. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language, sensuality, violence and drug content | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Antoine Fuqua Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$66,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,145,595, 2 May 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$87,704,396, 26 September 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$212,404,396, 26 September 1999
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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During Catherine Zeta-Jones' breakdown of the intensive security measures she and Sean Connery will encounter in the millenium heist, Rolf Saxon is continuously shown throughout the sequence as the director of the millenium compliance testing. He was introduced in a similar fashion, as C.I.A. Analyst William Donloe when Tom Cruise conducts the breakdown of the C.I.A. break-in at Langley, Virginia in Mission: Impossible (1996). See more »

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Gin: I stole the Rembrandt.
[pause]
Gin: Mac! I stole the Rembrandt.
Mac: ...and I painted the Sistine Chapel.
Gin: Oh come on! Ask me how I did it.
Mac: So how'd you do it?
Gin: I came in from the roof. I dropped twenty floors down on a McNeel descender.
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[begins to scale the side of the room]
[...]
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The British Board of Film Classification state that "substitutions" were made before a 12 certificate could be awarded. The edits were to change the line "Sit the fuck down" to "Sit your butt down". The DVD subtitles contain the original line, and the Australian DVD uses the same cut master. The cuts were waived for the 2007 DVD release. See more »

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Good stars, good action, good plot
8 February 2000 | by XophianicSee all my reviews

One of the best things this movie has going for it is the two stars. Sean Connery is one of the most recognized and appreciated faces in film today. And Catherine Zeta-Jones is one of the most talented and beautiful new faces around today. Mix them into a film with some good action, an interesting plot and some cool gadgets and you've got a winner. That's what ENTRAPMENT is.

Gin Baker (Catherine Zeta-Jones) seems to be working for an insurance company. She has a certain fascination with Mac MacDougal (Sean Connery), who is an incredibly good thief who has stolen numerous works of art. After a particularly expensive work of art is stolen, her boss Hector Cruz (Will Patton) sends her to track him down, lure him to an extremely beneficial robbery and trap him (hence the title) so the FBI can arrest him. But Gin, who is a very talented thief herself has her own plans. With the help of Mac, and his partner that she doesn't know about named Aaron Thibadeaux (Ving Rhames), she wants to do a robbery with a payoff of billions of dollars.

The acting in this movie is, of course, excellent. Sean Connery, naturally, does his usual outstanding job, but Catherine Zeta-Jones steals the show. Her close-ups are beautiful, as expected, and she manages to give off a professional, and sexy, performance. Ving Rhames also does a good job as the not-sure-he-can-be-trusted partner of Connery. Will Patton also does a good job, even though his part isn't especially large.

The plot is very interesting, but the ending is a little confusing. It happens and ends rather quickly, which may make you think "What just happened?" You'll understand it a few minutes later, but some will be left with a some what dissatisfied feeling about the end.

This movie is really pretty good. The actors are good, the plot is interesting, the machinery is nice and the close-ups of Catherine Zeta-Jones' butt are great. Worth a rent, for sure.


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