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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally to be filmed under the title Inconvenienced in 1995, with Douglas Keeve directing and Rob Schneider, Lisa Kudrow and Janeane Garofalo starring, until Schneider dropped out just four days before filming began. Robert Downey Jr. was approached to replace him, but the film eventually fell apart, resurfacing in 1998 with Jamie Foxx in the starring role. See more »

Goofs

The airplane on the tarmac is a Boeing 737. The shot of the airplane heading off into the sunset is a Boeing 707. See more »

Quotes

Rusty: Puffy is rough He is Tough and will kick your ass westside!
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Connections

Spoofs Albino Alligator (1996) See more »

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Holla
Performed by Celly Cel, Rappin 4-tay, Two Ton
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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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