Taglines: To control a hostage situation… Act calm Think fast and have a Big mouth!
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.
Held Up is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Steve Rash and starring Jamie Foxx, Nia Long, Barry Corbin, John Cullum, Jake Busey, Michael Shamus Wiles, Sarah Paulson, Roselyn Sanchez, Julie Hagerty and Andrew Jackson.
Held Up (1999)
Directed by: Steve Rash
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Nia Long, Barry Corbin, John Cullum, Jake Busey, Michael Shamus Wiles, Sarah Paulson, Roselyn Sanchez, Julie Hagerty, Andrew Jackson
Screenplay by: Jeff Eastin, Erik Fleming
Production Design by: Rick Roberts
Cinematography by: David A. Makin
Film Editing by: Jonathan Chibnall
Costume Design by: Eduardo Castro
Set Decoration by: Paul Healy
Art Direction by: Marion Pon
Music by: Robert Folk
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, violence and sensuality.
Distributed by: Trimark Pictures
Release Date: May 12, 2000