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Bait (2000)

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An ex-con is used by police to lure a criminal out of hiding.

Director:

Antoine Fuqua

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Foxx ... Alvin Sanders
David Morse ... Edgar Clenteen
Robert Pastorelli ... Jaster
Doug Hutchison ... Bristol
Kimberly Elise ... Lisa Hill
David Paymer ... Agent Wooly
Mike Epps ... Stevie Sanders
Jamie Kennedy ... Agent Blum
Nestor Serrano ... Agent Boyle
Kirk Acevedo ... Ramundo
Jeffrey Donovan ... Julio
Megan Dodds ... Agent Walsh
Tia Texada ... Tika
Neil Crone ... Supervisor
Matthew Witherly Matthew Witherly ... Guard
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Storyline

In New York, Alvin Sanders is a small-time thief who's just been hauled in for stealing a bunch of prawns (shrimp) from a local restaurant. He ends up in a cell with John Jaster, one half of a high-tech criminal team that's just stolen $42,000,000 worth of gold from the Federal Reserve. Realizing that he could die at any moment from his worsening heart condition, Jaster tells Alvin to relay a cryptic message to his wife about the whereabouts of the hidden gold. Alvin doesn't know exactly what the message means, and Edgar Clenteen, the U.S. Treasury investigator working the case, hopes it will lead to the gold or Jaster's partner Bristol, but it does neither. Eighteen months later, Jaster is dead, and both Clenteen and Bristol are still looking for that gold. Clenteen decides to secretly plant a tracking device in Alvin's jaw, release him from prison, and then let the word out that he knows where the gold is hidden. Knowing that Bristol is probably watching their every move, Clenteen ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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Alvin Sanders is going to help the Feds catch a killer. He just doesn't know it yet. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kris Kristofferson was originally set to play Edgar Clenteen. See more »

Goofs

In the taxi cab/Porsche chase, the Porsche's mirror is knocked off when the taxi swipes the door. The mirror returns in all subsequent shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Supervisor: Gentlemen, we owe a quarterly. Vault 23, encryption download.
Guard: Loaded.
Supervisor: Level five. Sonic, please.
Guard: Stable.
Supervisor: Motion?
Guard: Stable.
Supervisor: Status check, please.
Guard: All secure.
Supervisor: Excellent. Carry on, gentlemen.
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Connections

References The Incredible Hulk: The Incredible Hulk (1977) See more »

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Life is Sweet
Chemical Brothers
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User Reviews

 
Entertaining, Original and Fun
30 November 2001 | by PLRDSee all my reviews

I had no expectations; I'd never heard of Jamie Foxx; all I knew was that the film has some strong character actors in it. I thought it was highly entertaining; it was fun. The plot was different and unpredictable enough to hold my interest. To me, Foxx is an original. David Morse is terrific (true, this is not his finest role). I thought the chases and pyrotechnics contributed to the film and were well done. I didn't expect a lot and I was happily surprised.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bait See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$51,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,485,591, 17 September 2000

Gross USA:

$15,325,127

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,471,969
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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