Bait


1h 59m 2000

Brief Synopsis

After a break-in at the Federal Gold Reserve in New York City, Chief Investigator Edgar Clanteen must find a way to recover 40 million dollars worth of gold and apprehend the criminals. Meanwhile, petty thief Alvin Sanders 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, 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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Lockbete
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adventure
Comedy
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
WB
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Synopsis

After a break-in at the Federal Gold Reserve in New York City, Chief Investigator Edgar Clanteen must find a way to recover 40 million dollars worth of gold and apprehend the criminals. Meanwhile, petty thief Alvin Sanders 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, 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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Lockbete
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adventure
Comedy
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
WB
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Articles

Robert Pastorelli (1954-2004)


Robert Pastorelli, the rough and ready actor best known to television viewers for his portrayal of the devilish but lovable house painter Eldin on the long-running CBS comedy Murphy Brown (1988-97), was found dead on March 8 in his Hollywood Hills home. Authorities believe the cause of death was a drug overdose. He was 49.

Born on June 21, 1954 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Pastorelli had dreams of becoming a boxer, but when he was just 19, he was involved in a near fatal car accident that forced him to choose another career. By the late '70s, he chose acting. After doing some theater in New York, Pastorelli found work on both television: Barney Miller, Cagney & Lacey, Hill Street Blues; and film: Outrageous Fortune, Beverly Hills Cop II (both 1987), where his beefy frame and Runyonesque demeanor almost always had him play thugs and hoodlums.

In 1988, he found fame when he was cast opposite Candice Bergen as Eldin, the house painter who could never quite finish the job in Murphy Brown. Pastorelli's likable raffishness countered well with Bergen's icy charms, and he stayed on for six seasons.

After Murphy Brown, Pastorelli continued to play variations of the streetwise character, but this time to considerable comic effect in films like: Sister Act 2 (1994), Eraser, and Michael (both 1996). He returned to television impressively when he starred in the short-lived, but critically lauded Americanized version of the British Television hit Cracker. Pastorelli had just completed work on the Get Shorty (1995) sequel Be Cool with John Travolta, which is scheduled for release later this year. He is survived by a daughter.

by Michael T. Toole
Robert Pastorelli (1954-2004)

Robert Pastorelli (1954-2004)

Robert Pastorelli, the rough and ready actor best known to television viewers for his portrayal of the devilish but lovable house painter Eldin on the long-running CBS comedy Murphy Brown (1988-97), was found dead on March 8 in his Hollywood Hills home. Authorities believe the cause of death was a drug overdose. He was 49. Born on June 21, 1954 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Pastorelli had dreams of becoming a boxer, but when he was just 19, he was involved in a near fatal car accident that forced him to choose another career. By the late '70s, he chose acting. After doing some theater in New York, Pastorelli found work on both television: Barney Miller, Cagney & Lacey, Hill Street Blues; and film: Outrageous Fortune, Beverly Hills Cop II (both 1987), where his beefy frame and Runyonesque demeanor almost always had him play thugs and hoodlums. In 1988, he found fame when he was cast opposite Candice Bergen as Eldin, the house painter who could never quite finish the job in Murphy Brown. Pastorelli's likable raffishness countered well with Bergen's icy charms, and he stayed on for six seasons. After Murphy Brown, Pastorelli continued to play variations of the streetwise character, but this time to considerable comic effect in films like: Sister Act 2 (1994), Eraser, and Michael (both 1996). He returned to television impressively when he starred in the short-lived, but critically lauded Americanized version of the British Television hit Cracker. Pastorelli had just completed work on the Get Shorty (1995) sequel Be Cool with John Travolta, which is scheduled for release later this year. He is survived by a daughter. by Michael T. Toole

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Released in United States 2000

Released in United States Fall September 15, 2000

Released in United States on Video January 23, 2001

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (World Greats) August 24 - September 4, 2000.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 24 - September 4, 2000.

Village Roadshow was previously partnered on this project.

Began shooting September 24, 1999.

Completed shooting January 19, 2000.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (World Greats) August 24 - September 4, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 24 - September 4, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video January 23, 2001

Released in United States Fall September 15, 2000