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Release Date: September 15, 2000 (US)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Writters: Andrew Scheinman, Adam Scheinman, Tony Gilroy
Jamie Foxx as: Alvin Sanders
Co-Stars: David Morse, Robert Pastorelli, Mike Epps
Runtime: 119 min
Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller
Rated: R for language, violence and a scene of sexuality
Production budget: $35 million (estimated)
Box office: $15.5 million (US)
Links: Imdb


Plot Summary

After a break-in at the Federal Gold Reserve in New York City, Chief Investigator Edgar Clanteen (David Morse) must find a way to recover 40 million dollars worth of gold and apprehend the criminals. Meanwhile, petty thief Alvin Sanders (Jamie Foxx) is doing time in jail for stealing a truckload of prawns. Upon his arrest, Sanders spends eight hours in jail with a man named Jaster (Robert Pastorelli), who just happens to be one of the two men responsible for the gold heist. When Jaster suddenly dies of a heart attack in jail, Clanteen, as well as Jaster’s missing partner Bristol, are convinced that his last words to Alvin reveled the secret hiding place of the gold. After arranging an early release for Alvin, Clanteen plants on him a tracking device that he is sure will lead straight to the stolen stash — if Bristol doesn’t get to him first.


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  • The film was shot in New York City, NY and Toronto, Canada.
  • The film opened at #2 at the North American box office making $5,485,591 in its opening weekend.



Foxx is a charmer, and he makes Alvin’s unlikely evolution from relentless hustler to reasonably solid citizen believable, and even rather touching. – TV Guide

A genial and watchable film. – Portland Oregonian