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At Theaters: 9/15/2000 On Video: 1/23/2001
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 50 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 209909
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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His first night in the slammer, Alvin shares a cell with a man, who was captured after he and his partner, pulled off a high-tech gold heist from the Federal Reserve. With a weak heart and not long to live, Jaster gives Alvin a coded message for his wife, a message U.S. Treasury investigator Clenteen believes will lead to the location of the stolen gold.
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Action Thriller Comedy - Fans of star Jamie Foxx, young adults, and fans of action comedies are likely to find enjoyment in this flashy film. However, those who like their films to have a plot that makes sense better look elsewhere, for here it's laughs and action first, logic a distant second. The violence and frequent profanity make the film inappropriate for young children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jamie Foxx HELD UP, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, THE PLAYERS CLUB
David Morse THE GREEN MILE, CRAZY IN ALABAMA
Doug Hutchison THE GREEN MILE
Kimberly Elise BELOVED, SET IT OFF
Director: Antoine Fuqua THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS
Producer: Sean Ryerson I DREAMT I WOKE UP
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PROFANITY: Frequent use of strong profanity.
SEX/NUDITY: A brief sex scene; no nudity.
VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings, beatings, fights.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Cigarettes, marijuana.
ACTION: Chases, shootouts, fights.
COMEDY: Physical and verbal gags, some toilet and sex humor.
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Above Average
Bait serves its primary purpose: to serve as a showcase for the comic talents of star Jamie Foxx, whose excitable energy is mirrored by the stylish direction of Antoine Fuqua. Too bad there's too much of a story that asks that the suspension of disbelief be stretched to uncomfortable lengths.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 106 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M/F)
19
Fairly High
84%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
21
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
19
About 50/50
79%
30+Adults (M)
26
Fairly High
92%
30+Adults (F)
21
Fairly High
90%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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After landing in jail for stealing prawns (larger than shrimp), Alvin Sanders (JAMIE FOXX) is ready to go straight. If he can just get out and patch things up with his girlfriend Lisa (KIMBERLY ELISE), maybe he can start over and finally lead a normal life.

His first night in the slammer, Alvin shares a cell with John Jaster (ROBERT PASTORELLI), who was captured after he and his partner, Bristol (DOUG HUTCHISON), pulled off a high-tech gold heist from the Federal Reserve. With a weak heart and not long to live, Jaster gives Alvin a coded message for his wife - a message U.S. Treasury investigator Clenteen (DAVID MORSE) believes will lead to the location of the stolen gold.

In an attempt to draw Bristol out of hiding, Clenteen quickly arranges Alvin's early release, implants a tracking device on him and tips Bristol off that Alvin is about to make a run for the gold. Oblivious that he has now become bait for the feds, Alvin attempts to salvage his relationship with Lisa. However, between Alvin's brother, Stevie (MIKE EPPS), the devious Clenteen and the mysterious and very dangerous Bristol, he has little hope of staying out of trouble and is soon far worse off than if he'd just stayed put in jail.

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