Flypaper (2011 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Rob Minkoff|
|Produced by||Mark Damon
|Written by||Jon Lucas
|Music by||John Swihart|
|Editing by||Tom Finan|
|Distributed by||Foresight Unlimited
The Safran Company
|Running time||87 minutes|
Flypaper is a 2011 crime comedy film starring Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd, and directed by Rob Minkoff. The movie's tone is a screwball mystery farce with all the actors playing just a bit over the top. The interplay between the two gangs is quite humorous; at one point they jealously compare FBI ratings.
A bank is simultaneously attacked by two groups of robbers: three high-tech professionals and two rustic buffoons. One bystander is quickly shot and killed, apparently by accident, and seven hostages taken. One of the hostages, an obsessive-compulsive customer, notices several puzzling details, from which he guesses that the coincidence was intentional: the robbers (among others) were lured here, with misleading blueprints and defective equipment, so that another criminal – at the top of the FBI's wanted list of bank robbers – could kill them to cover his own trail.
- Patrick Dempsey as Tripp Kennedy
- Ashley Judd as Kaitlin
- Tim Blake Nelson as Billy Ray 'Peanut Butter' McCloud
- Mekhi Phifer as Darrien
- Matt Ryan as Gates
- Jeffrey Tambor as Gordon Blythe
- John Ventimiglia as Weinstein
- Pruitt Taylor Vince as Wyatt 'Jelly' Jenkins
- Curtis Armstrong as Mitchell Wolf
- Rob Huebel as Rex Newbauer
- Adrian Martinez as Mr. Clean
- Natalia Safran as Swiss Miss
- Octavia Spencer as Madge Wiggins
- Eddie Matthews as Jack Hayes
- Rob Boltin as Credit Manager
The writers of the film, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, also wrote the screenplay for The Hangover. The director, Rob Minkoff, is well known for co-directing The Lion King. Filming took place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in June 2010.
It was not critically well-received, with a 17% Rotten Tomatoes rating (only 3 of 18 critics liked it) and grossed only $1,100 total in its theatrical release at one theater on two screens with no advertising. Over time, the audience ratings have trended to 40% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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