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Held Up (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 12 May 2000 (USA)
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After a falling out with her fiance leads a woman to head for the airport in disgust, her boyfriend desperately tries to catch up but is waylaid by a convienience store robbery in the Arizona desert.

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 ... 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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$4,705,631

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,705,631
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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

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

Rusty: Puffy is rough He is Tough and will kick your ass westside!
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Spoofs Albino Alligator (1996) See more »

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Stop for a While.
10 February 2006 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Jamie Foxx has nothing but trouble when his girlfriend (Nia Long) leaves him after a fight in desolate Arizona and then his car gets stolen. Foxx then has more good luck by being held hostage at a convenient store after a botched robbery by ringleader Eduardo Yanez. Country-hick sheriff Barry Corbin becomes the negotiator in this light-hearted "Dog Day Afternoon"-styled fiasco. Admittedly hilarious to an extent, but begins to drag its feet late with plot resolution and a somewhat dramatic twist. Foxx is on the ball when it comes to his comedic timing and execution, but the flick is really beneath his wide range of talents. Adequate little time killer and truly funny---if you are in the right mood. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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