Held Up

Synopsis: While they're on vacation in the Southwest, Rae finds out her man Michael spent their house money on a classic car, so she dumps him, hitching a ride to Vegas for a flight home. A kid promptly steals Michael's car, leaving him at the Zip & Sip, a convenience store. Three bumbling robbers promptly stage a hold up. Two take off with the cash stranding the third, with a mysterious crate, just as the cops arrive. The robber takes the store hostage. As incompetent cops bring in a SWAT team and try a by-the-book rescue, Michael has to keep the robber calm, find out what's in the crate, aid the negotiations, and get back to Rae. The Stockholm Syndrome asserts its effect.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Steve Rash
Production: Trimark
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

Tie a yellow ribbon

Around the old oak tree

Rae, this is tight, baby.

This is a tight song.

You ain't feeling it. I could

just flip the track, you know.

Put the '90s version, like:

Tie it up

Tie it up

Yellow ribbon

Tie it up

You spent $5000 for this car...

...and you don't even check

to see if the radio works?

You gotta realize this is not

a CD player, okay?

This is not a CD player,

you can't be banging it.

This is history. Original equipment,

an eight-track.

I'm gonna destroy some original

damn equipment in about two minutes.

Every time something sets you off,

you go swinging at the ding-a-ling.

Don't know why women want to do that.

Always ding-a-ling swinging.

I'll tell you, you can swing my

ding-a-ling all the way back to Chicago.

Oh, my God.

- You getting sick?

- Yeah.

- Look, aim it out this time.

- Michael, stop it.

You care more about this car

than you do about me.

- No. I do not.

- Yes, you do.

Come on, you know

I love you, nail girl.

It's just it costs a lot of money

to get these seats cleaned...

...and I haven't spent one night

with the car yet.

- You getting sick?

- Honey?

- You getting sick, huh?

- Honey...

Look, out, out, out. Aim out. Aim out.

- I don't have to throw up.

- What you gotta do?

- Oh, you gotta-

- I gotta go:

In, in. Hold it in.

- I've gotta go to the bathroom.

- I'm driving.

- Drive fast!

- I'm going.

I'm gonna turn the music up

so you don't feel it.


- I gotta go.

- Tie a yellow ribbon around your ass.

- Okay, baby.

- Okay.

- Ball three!

- He tak es ball three.

Phoenix is up by one in the first inning

of this state championship game.

The winner goes on to the nationals.

All right, Pete. This is the pitch.

No pressure, babe, no pressure.

Good eye. Good eye. All right,

let's drop a quarter in this carousel.

Strike three. You're out!

Everyone, please, stay in your seats

while the officials sort this out.

Oh, you must be smoking.

Hey, hey. What's going on

with my ri-?

Children of the Corn.

You struck out my hitter

with three men on base.

Struck out your hitter?

Oh, you're talking about the little game.

All right, well, my bad.

- Michael!

- Yeah?

I hope she don't think that's a john.

That filled up last season.



Look, I'm sorry for whatever he did.

- I did?

- He'll fix it.

But could you please tell me

where I can find a bathroom?

Well, most of the businesses

around here are closed down...

...because of our little game.

But you might try the Zip

two miles out on Main.

- Okay. Honey, come on.

- Yeah, I'm coming. Just hold on.

- I got some man things to discuss.

- Play ball!

- Honey, I gotta go.

- I got to do man stuff.


- Hold on a second.

- Come on, boys.

- My damages and everything.

- Let's go play some defence.

What you looking at, tiny?

Rae! Rae! Rae, what are you doing?

See, it works. There just wasn't

any radio stations in the desert.

Come on, come on, come on.

Go, go, go.

I see something peeking.

You dropped something.

- Shut up.

- Let the bag of tools go, girl.

It's Michael G. from Las Vegas...

- Oh, man.

- ... where it's 108 degrees on the Strip.

Boy, that's pretty hot.

Coming up next is "Sweet Lik e Candy"

from Page Three.

It's highway robbery.

I'm saying that the prices

is highway robbery.

I wasn't referring to you, that y'all

was robbers or nothing like that.

I'm sure y'all are nice

Christian kind of folks.

Is that the car McCann had for sale

down in Phoenix?

Yeah. Yeah, it is.

You know, your pump is broke.

What did you do to it?

- I didn't do nothing to it.

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Jeff Eastin

Jeff Eastin (born March 7, 1967) is an American television producer and screenwriter. He is the creator of the drama series White Collar and the police drama series Graceland, both on the USA Network. Eastin also served as executive producer and showrunner for both shows.Eastin graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in journalism and landed a position as director of photography on two Roger Corman films, Lock 'n' Load and White Fury. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in directing. He wrote a screenplay titled Shadow Dancer, a thriller inspired by the Billy Joel song "The Stranger". The script was optioned by Zalman King. Eastin wrote a script about a small town hostage situation that was produced by Trimark Entertainment; it was released as Held Up starring Jamie Foxx. Eastin was chosen by Director James Cameron to pen the True Lies sequel.For television, he created and executive-produced the series Hawaii for NBC. He also created Shasta McNasty for UPN, starring Jake Busey. more…

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