Reviewed February 18th, 2001 by Len D. Martin
Cast: 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 (Blum), Nestor Serrano (Agent Boyle), Kirk Acevedo (Ramundo), Jeffrey Donovan (Julio), Megan Dodds (Agent Walsh), Tia Texada (Tika), Neil Crone (Supervisor).
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Story: During a robbery at the Federal Reserve in Manhattan, Jaster double-crosses Bristol and skips out with the Gold. Several days later we find Alvin Sanders arrested for a “prawn” robbery, (“Prawn is bigger than Shrimp” he says.) and ends up in the same cell as Jaster. Jaster knowing that he is dying from a heart condition, tells Alvin to tell his wife where the Gold is buried - (“It's in the Bronx Zoo where there's no place like home”). Jaster dies while being questioned by FBI Agent Clenteen, who then threatens Alvin if he doesn't tell. Alvin tells them and they go to the Bronx Zoo and find NOTHING! Meanwhile, Jaster's wife has been murdered by Bristol. Eighteen months later Clenteen devises a plan to “bait” Alvin and bring Bristol out of hiding. They concoct a plan to implant a powerful transmitter in Alvin's jaw so they can monitor him wherever he is. From then on it’s a game of cat-and-mouse as Alvin tries to keep a step ahead of both Bristol and the FBI without getting killed.
Audio: Excellent Dolby 5.1 Surround in English and French, with English and French subtitles.
Video: Presented in Anamorphic Widescreen 2:35.1 Enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Extras: Full Length Audio commentary by Jamie Foxx; Cast and Filmaker Profiles.
Comments: As usual Warner's is sparse with the extras - No deleted scenes and no outtakes. Otherwise, a very enjoyable movie with a lot of action and a lot of laughs from Foxx. The only problem that this reviewer had with this movie was Doug Hutchison. His John Malkovich imitation was irritating and if you closed your eyes, you'd swear it was John Malkovich acting in this movie.
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