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 ...
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When the champ's promoter, Reverend Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The ... See full summary »
Samuel L. Jackson,
A bored bank teller's life changes dramatically when two teams of crazy robbers hold up his branch. The main characters are held hostage and fall victim to the comedic version of The Stockholm Syndrome.
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
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 »
[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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"Held Up" is one of the those feel good comedic movies that doesn't require a whole lot of thought. "Held Up" is an enjoyable comedy that played like a comedy of errors.
Jamie Foxx is a comedian that almost matches the comedic level of someone like Chris Rock. This was the perfect match for Foxx and the movie because I don't think "Held Up" could have been made without him. I enjoyed how Foxx mixed the comedy with scenes of drama. It gave a nice balance to a light-hearted and good natured film. Everyone played a comedic part in this film from Barry Corbin to Nia Long and Jake Busey. "Held Up" is just good fun.
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