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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!

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inconvenienced See more »

Filming Locations:

Fremont, Nebraska, 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rob Schneider was originally cast to play Michael, but dropped out of the film just four days before filming began. Jamie Foxx eventually signed on to replace him. 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

References Children of the Corn (1984) See more »

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Save the Drama
Performed by Sean-T, J.T. The Bigga Figga, San Quinn
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Not bad, but SLOW
9 September 2000 | by JABrownSee all my reviews

This movie was okay. It made me laugh out loud more than once. It was however VERY slow moving in parts. I fell asleep watching it on Friday night, but it was decent enough that on Saturday morning I found where I dozed off and continued watching it.

A good point is that the movie manages to be moderately funny without being crude or overly sexual... That's hard to find these days. The biggest negative is that virtually the entire plot occurs in one spot, and you get very little change of scenery throughout the entire movie.

If you're looking for continuous laughs, this may not be the movie for you. But if you can endure the slow parts, the humor will sporadically appear.


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