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

Held Up
Held up dvd cover.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Steve Rash
Produced by Stokely Chaffin
Jonathon Komack Martin
Neal H. Moritz
Written by Jeff Eastin
Erik Fleming
Music by Robert Folk
Distributed by Trimark Pictures
Release date
  • October 8, 1999 (1999-10-08) (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • May 12, 2000 (2000-05-12) (U.S. wide)
Running time
89 minutes
Language English
Budget $8 million
Box office $4 million[1]



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.

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


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