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Bait (2000)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
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
Movie Details
Genre Action; Comedy; Crime; Thriller
Director Antoine Fuqua
Producer Sean Ryerson
Writer Andrew Scheinman; Adam Scheinman; Tony Gilroy
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 119 mins
Country Canada
Color Color
IMDb Rating 5.6
When petty thief and hustler Alvin Sanders (Jamie Foxx from Any Given Sunday and The Wood) gets arrested for stealing shrimp, the worst of his problems would seem to be going to jail. Unfortunately, he ends up sharing a cell with a guy who, while stealing $42 million in gold from the Federal Reserve, double-crossed his partner--a partner with a knack for computers and a long memory. While being interrogated by a hardball Treasury agent (David Morse from The Green Mile), the double-crosser dies from heart failure. All the feds have are an incomprehensible message that was left with Alvin, so they decide to release him and use him as bait to catch the partner by secretly implanting a combination tracking device and electronic bug into Alvin's jaw. From that moment on, a surveillance team can follow Alvin's every move and hear his every word. Unfortunately, Alvin has a talent for getting into trouble--which means that the feds have to become his guardian angels so that he can serve his purpose. Bait certainly has its problems (there's a lot of fancy editing for no good reason, a few plot holes you could drive a truck through, and the actor playing the bad guy really wishes he was John Malkovich)--but even though it's nonsense, it's not predictable. The clever story moves along with surprising efficiency and has some successful comic bits. The characters can't be called well developed, but they aren't clichés; the movie doesn't require any great acting, but the cast is consistently engaging. In fact, Bait is one of the more enjoyable action movies of the past few years. --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 267
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 085391880424
Chapters 36
Release Date 2/4/2003
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby