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Held Up (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 12 May 2000 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Steve Rash

Writers:

Jeff Eastin (story), Erik Fleming (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Foxx ... Michael
Nia Long ... Rae
Barry Corbin ... Pembry
John Cullum ... Jack
Jake Busey ... Beaumont
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Biker
Eduardo Yáñez ... Rodrigo (as Eduardo Yañez)
Sarah Paulson ... Mary
Diego Fuentes Diego Fuentes ... Sal
Roselyn Sanchez ... Trina
Julie Hagerty ... Gloria
Andrew Jackson ... Billy (SWAT Team Leader)
Dalton James ... Sonny
Sam Vlahos ... Jose
Sam Gifaldi Sam Gifaldi ... Rusty
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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To control a hostage situation... Act calm Think fast and have a Big mouth!

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inconvenienced See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,911,007, 14 May 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,692,814, 25 June 2000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When the sheriff asks for the book and it is removed from the cellophane the book is blue. In later scenes it is a light tan. See more »

Quotes

Rodrigo: [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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Connections

Spoofs Albino Alligator (1996) See more »

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Save the Drama
Performed by Sean-T, J.T. The Bigga Figga, San Quinn
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Another Jamie Foxx movie that should be missed.
9 September 2000 | by chrisbrown6453See all my reviews

Held Up is a movie that will only be liked by those few hard-core Jamie Foxx fans. Yes, it has its funny parts, but they are few and far between. The idea of a man being dumped by his woman, then having his car stolen, and then actually being caught in the middle of a robbery is somewhat ludicrous.

Jamie Foxx is funny in the movie, as he is in all his movies, and with a little help from the sexy Nia Long, who by the way you almost forget is IN this movie, together they make the movie almost bearable. The problem with Jamie Foxx's movies is that they have no feasible plot, and they just stick any comedic situations in to just try and buy a laugh from the viewers.

Now don't get me wrong, I do think that Jamie Foxx is funny, I just think that he needs to choose his scripts better. This movie is a sad attempt at creating a believable storyline. If a movie has `lucked out' and made you laugh a couple of times does it make that movie a good movie? NO! And all the laughs in the world couldn't save this one. Steer clear of this Jamie Foxx flick, and let's just hope that the soon to be released `Bait' will be better. Don't count on it.


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