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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

When Bristol is reading the information on Alvin from the FBI one screen shows a picture of Alvin holding a pron with the following text. ALVIN DEAN SANDERS WAS BEING SOUGHT IN CONNECTION WITH THE ATTEMPTED BURGLARY OF A NEW YORK SHRIMP WAREHOUSE CONSIDERED EXTREMELY BUMBLING THE FBI IS OFFERING A $50,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING DIRECTLY TO THE ARREST OF ALVIN DEAN SANDERS IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU ARE TOO CLOSE DISCLAIMER **IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU ARE TOO CLOSE. THE ACCURACY OF THE DATA SUBMITTED BY THE REQUESTER WILL DIRECTLY DETERMINE THE ACCURACY OF THE RESULTS OBTAINED WHILE THE INFORMATION FURNISHED IS FROM RELIABLE SOURCES ITS ACCURACY IS NOT GUARANTEED USE OF AVAILABLE DATA MAY BE SUBJECTED TO FCRA AN OTHER APPLICABLE LAW. See more »

Goofs

As Alvin is being confronted by the running man in city square, you can clearly see that it is packed full of people. In the next shot when you see Alvin picking up the bag, the city square is empty, with not a person but him in sight. 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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enjoyable
24 September 2000 | by nashvillephotosoulSee all my reviews

"Bait" is the type of film that makes you say "Wow!!!! I enjoyed this film."

There are several things I enjoyed about "Bait." The first thing was the villainous character played by Doug Hutchison. His character is the second villain since Will Patton's Gen. Bethlahem in "The Postman" that was not only excellently played but done so with such brilliance.

The second thing I enjoyed was the fact that the script seemed to be so unique in what was being played out on screen. When I go to movies I look for originality and that is what I found with "Bait." Furthermore, it was not just action nor was it a comedy but it was I was so glad to see David Morse back on the screen after his captivating performance in "The Green Mile."

Finally, I enjoyed how "Bait" never let up from the beginning to the end. Also, each cast member brings something special to "Bait," which makes it much more dramatic and funny film.

"Bait" is a film that will appeal to everyone young and old and for those who like dramatic scenes as well as comedic scenes. I give this film two thumbs up.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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