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Held Up
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySteve Rash
Produced byStokely Chaffin
Jonathon Komack Martin
Neal H. Moritz
Written byJeff Eastin
Erik Fleming
Music byRobert Folk
Distributed byTrimark Pictures
Mind's Eye Entertainment
Release date
  • October 8, 1999 (1999-10-08) (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • May 12, 2000 (2000-05-12) (U.S. wide)
Running time
89 minutes
Budget$8 million
Box office$4 million[1]

Held Up is a 1999 American crime buddy comedy film starring Nia Long and Jamie Foxx.


While on a road trip in the Southwest, Rae (Long) discovers that her man, Michael (Foxx), spent the $15,000 they set aside for a home on a vintage Studebaker. Rae promptly dumps Michael at a convenience store and hops a ride to the airport. Soon after, Michael loses the car when a young kid cons him out of the keys.

Michael soon finds his day going from bad to worse when he's caught up in a botched robbery at the convenience store where he's now stranded. The cops (local vigilantes) show up ready for a gunfight. Michael finds himself trying to convince the gunman (Yáñez) to let him and the other hostages go, all while trying to plan how to get to the airport before Rae's flight leaves.

Cast and characters


A soundtrack containing hip hop music was released on March 14, 2000 by Spot Music.


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