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Entrapment (1999)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Romance | 30 April 1999 (USA)
An insurance agent is sent by her employer to track down and help capture an art thief.

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Hector Cruz
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Conrad Greene
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Haas
Terry O'Neill ...
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Millennium Man
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Cruz's Man
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Tony Xu ...
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Following the theft of a highly-secured piece of artwork, an agent convinces her insurance agency employers to allow her to wriggle into the company of an aging but active master thief. Connery's burglar takes her on suspiciously and demands rigorous training before their first job together--stealing a highly-valued mask from a chichi party. Their deepening attraction and distrust could tear apart their partnership but the promise of a bigger prize (some eight billion odd dollars) by Zeta-Jones keeps the game interesting. Only, who's playing with whom? Written by Lordship <lordship@juno.com>

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Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. Then again, practice makes perfect. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some language, sensuality, violence and drug content | See all certifications »

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30 April 1999 (USA)  »

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$66,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,145,595 (USA) (2 May 1999)

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$87,704,396 (USA) (26 September 1999)
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Some of the information in Mac's file includes D.O.B. (August 21, 1937); P.O.B. (Edinburgh, Scotland); Citizen (UK); Height ( 6' 3"); Weight (210 lbs); Race (Caucasian); Hair (Brown - graying); Eyes (Brown). This is almost identical to Connery with the only differences being D.O.B (August 25, 1930) and Height (6'2). Mac's file also states; family (Age 5 - father died, age 12 - mother died, no known siblings); Marital Status (Widowed 1955, Camilla Charles); Languages Spoken (English, Mandarin, Japanese, French, Malay); and Military Service (Royal Marines 1956-1962, Commando Unit, Malaysian police). This is very similar to the character of James Bond. Family (Age 11 - both parents died, no siblings); Marital Status (Widowed in the book 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'); Degree in Oriental Languages, fluent in French; Military Service (Commander in the Royal Navy). See more »

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When Mack and Gin are robbing the bank in Malaysia and she puts on the goggles, the next closeup shot is not of her face. There are wrinkles on the forehead, and the eyebrows are drastically different from hers in the next shot. See more »

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Gin: I said this is called entrapment.
Mac: No, actually it's called blackmail. Entrapment is what cops do to thieves.
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Star Power Raises Film a Cut Above
24 April 2005 | by (Alexandria, VA) – See all my reviews

The action races from New York to London to Scotland to Kuala Lumpur, while three intricately plotted and technically executed thefts take place. The action twists and turns, the characters may or may not be what they seem to be, and crosses follow double-crosses. Thus, there is little time for the viewer to be bored or to ponder the implausibility of it all. But, in a sleek glossy film such as this one, logic is not a key factor, it's the look and the action that count, and both of those attributes, especially the look, make "Entrapment" an entertaining film. Sean Connery, who plays an aging master thief, can anchor any film that he appears in, and this one is no exception. His presence alone grounds the movie and nearly makes the implausible plausible. However, while Connery is one of a handful of men who have retained their looks and masculine appeal beyond middle age, the likelihood that the luscious Catherine Zeta-Jones, who is at the peak of her beauty here, would fall for him tests the bounds of credibility. Perhaps the romance was written in as a fantasy for us near-codgers and to give us hope. Besides the excellent cinematography of the human scenery, which also includes the dependable Will Patton and Ving Rhames, the lush photography of the Scottish Highlands offers an unsolicited advertisement for the Scottish National Tourist Board. If rooms were available in the luxurious castle that Connery uses in the film, this would have been written there.

Thus, "Entrapment" seems to have everything: beautiful people, solid performances, breathtaking scenery, suspense, and excitement. There is definitely enough here to entertain a not-too-discriminating viewer for two hours. Of course, afterward, one might ponder why all of the expensive high-tech security systems that are depicted in the film quickly fall victim to a pair of thieves who seem more amused with themselves than intense and focused when they are stealing such incredible sums of money. If theft were as easy and casual as Connery and Zeta-Jones make it seem to be, we could all have a lot more fun in life plotting and executing heists instead of commuting and staring at computer monitors.


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