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2000s, Action, Drama - Crime

Bait (2000)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 15 (13 in Spain and R in USA?)
Source of story An original screenplay
Writer/s Script Andrew Scheinman, Adam Scheinman, Tony Gilroy
Director Antoine Fuqua
Starring Jamie Foxx, David Morse, Doug Hutchison, David Paymer, Jeffrey Donovan, Megan Dodds
Elevator Pitch A small time thief, imprisoned for stealing shrimp, is in a cell with a man who has been part of a gold heist, who before dying of a heart attack, imparts a coded message to him. In a cunning plan Treasury agents implant a transmitter and tracking device in his jaw and get him released, in the expectation that they will be led to the mastermind of the robbery and the gold itself.
Content A lot of sharp talk by the small time crook, and fun as the agents in the control room are forced to listen to his life. Some romance with his former girlfriend and mother of this child, some tension as the creepy mastermind stalks him and occasional violence with unarmed combat and handguns. Just a bit of non-revelatory sex.
A View I though the idea of the agents in the control room overhearing the thief’s life, and the fact that he needed help to be kept out of jail was ingenious, and despite a pretty proposterous climax, and the fact that it lost a lot of money, if you like action films you will be entertained.

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