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Charlie's Angels

Theatrical release poster

220px-Charlies Angels (2000) Poster

Directed by McG
Produced by Drew Barrymore

Leonard Goldberg Nancy Juvonen

Written by Ryan Rowe

Ed Solomon John August TV series: Ivan Goff Ben Roberts

Starring Cameron Diaz

Drew Barrymore Lucy Liu Bill Murray Sam Rockwell Tim Curry Crispin Glover

Music by Edward Shearmur
Cinematography Russell Carpenter
Editing by Wayne Wahrman

Peter Teschner

Studio Flower Films

Tall Trees Productions

Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(is) November 3, 2000 (2000-11-03)
Running time 98 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $75,000,000
Gross revenue $264,105,545
Previous Let Our Angel Live
Next Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Charlie's Angels 2000 is the first film adaption of the original 1978 action series Charlie's Angels. The film was written by writers Ed Solomon and John August and directed by McG. It stars Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore as the titular trio of angels: Natalie Cook, Alex Munday and Dylan Sanders who work for the mysterious always concealed Charles Townsend who communicates with them through a speaker box. The film also starred Sam Rockwell as the primary antagonist the egomaniacal Eric Knox, Kelly Lynch as supporting antagonist Vivian Wood, Tim Curry as rival software co. owning Rogert Corwin, Bill Murray as John Bosley the angels' right hand man who patches them through to Charlie, Tom Green as the Chad a minor comic relief character and Crispin Glover as the strange psychopathic supporting antagonist The Creepy Thin Man. The film was co-distributed by Tall Tree Productions and Flower Films and distributed mainly by Columbia Pictures. John Forsythe who portrayed Charles Townsend from the original show lends his voice to the unseen Charlie of this film. It is followed by the sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

PlotEdit

The film begins with an African American man in old tribal clothing emerging from a plane cubicle and taking seat to a moustached man. The two through the course of a conversation exchange a deal involving a bomb the moustached man has concealed beneath his jacket. The Old Dressed African American Man all of a sudden seizes hold of the moustached man and drags him to the emergency exit door which he then opens and spirals them both out of the plain. The Moustached Man is left to fall and be caught by a mysterious figure jumping from a helicopter. The figure takes the man down to a speedboat being driven by a short blonde haired woman in a bikini. The mysterious figure donning a black helmet then removes the headgear and is revealed to be a long black haired woman who then begins to whip her hair. The African American man by parachute then lands in the speedboat and pulls off a facemask revealing a bright red haired woman. As the three women sail off with the terrorist man the voice of Charlie comes on and states: "Once Upon A Time There Were Three Very Different Little Girls." Flashes are then shown of each of the three different girls who are in fact the ones who seized the plane terrorist.

The women are then seen in their seperate lives receiving a call which they respond to and head off too. The first of the girls Dylan who was the one with the flaming red hair is seen receiving the call whilest naked draped in sheets on a boat with a boyfriend named Chad. The second of the girls Natalie the one with the shoulder length blonde hair is seen dancing amazingly on a dancefloor to Heaven Must Be Missing Angel but that is revealed to be a dream she has created in the morning whilest the song is playing on the radio. After receiving a package whilest in her spider-man underwear she get's the call and heads out. The last of the girls Alex who was the long black haired one is seen in a trailer home with actor boyfriend Jason discussing his film role lines in Maximum Extreme whilest baking Blueberry Muffins before getting the call from Charlie. The three girls then gather at Charles Townsend agency and make creative use of Alex's baked blueberry muffins. They are patched through to Charlie by Bosley and are given the mission of rescueing missing software programmer Eric Knox who was abducted and was working on a voice tracking satellite device. The client Vivian Wood of whom was his partner enters the office and informs them of the device.

The angels then are told that Eric's rival Roger Corwin of Redstar Technologies is having his weekly massage at Madam Wong's House Of Blossoms.

There Alex takes the identity of a masseuse named Yoko and puts Corwin to sleep with a sleeper hold generated from a kink in the back of his neck she cracks with her toes.

She then whistles in Natalie and Dylan who are in the guise of Patron Women wearing black wigs.

The Three head into the men's changing room and open Corwin's locker removing his car keys, schedule and palm pilot.

Through his schedule they find that Corwin is throwing a party in Chinatown to celebrate his signing with Japanese Contractors.

The angels attend along with Bosley.

Bosley under the guise of J.D (John David Range) engages in meaningful conversation with Corwin to try and detect any clues regarding Knox's location.

The four attend the party with mout mic's.

Natalie at the party under the guise of a bartender sparks an attraction with male bartender Pete Komisky who shares a immediate interest with her.

She uses Alex's demand of flipping her hair at him which completely draws him in.

The two schedule a date and then Alex spots the Creepy Thin Man (a figure they idenitified in the kidnapping footage of Eric Knox).

The Three pursue and strip down to different outfits before pursuing him down an alleyway and engaging in battle with him.

The three eventually come to a inside set of rooms and find Knox tied up in a chair on one of them.

Dylan then offers herself up as a bodguard for Knox whilest Natalie goes out on her date with Pete and Alex cooks a souffle for her and Jason.

Natalie after dancing on soul train is attacked by a man in the girl's changing room of the club her and Pete are at.

She overpowers the man and discovers he is working for Vivian Wood.

Alex and Jason's trailer is then shot up just as Alex jumps onto the roof for safety.

Then finally Dylan following having sex with Knox discovers Vivian Wood in the apartment and the Creepy Thin Man.

Knox then takes Vivian's gun of her and fires at Dylan.

The bullet however just misses Dylan and shatters the house window behind her causing her to tumble out naked.

Dylan then rolls in the backyard of a little boy and is able to obtain clothes from him.

She meets up with Natalie and Alex outside the Townsend Agency just in time to see it explode.

On the inside is an uncharred speaker which has Bosley communicating through the mouth microphone.

He reveals his location through the background noise of a Singing Pa Maya a exotic bird which only exists in Carmel.

The angels then take the Chad's loveboat steamboat to the Carmel Island of which Knox propiets.

Natalie goes to rescue Bosley, Dylan goes to take care of Knox and Alex goes to try and ward of the voice tracking satellite from the roof.

Natalie discovers Bos and whilest trying to free him and in the midst of a phonecall with pete is attacked by Vivian Wood who later breaks her phone.

Alex is engaged by the Creepy Thin Man who spirals her off the roof.

Dylan is overpowered and tied to a chair by Knox who then takes off to go and kill Charlie believing he is the one who killed his father.

Dylan then breaks free of her chair after whilest in it beating out a roomful of bodyguards.

She proceeds to moonwalk out of the room before uniting with Alex and Natalie and assisting by wrapping a chain and tieing Vivian and the Thin Man.

The two are then believably killed as Knox in a taking away helicopter fires a missile at them which takes out the area of which they were in.

Bosley then collects the angels in a jeep and drives them towars Eric in chopper.

The Angels make their way onto the chopper and Dylan squares off with Knox.

Alex re-routes the armed missiles which instead of hitting the beach home of which Charlie is at come spiralling back the helicopter.

The Angels drop from the helicopter leaving Knox to be killed by the missile.

The angels then sweep ashore on the beach right in front of Charlie's beach home.

They enter hoping to see him but find instead a speaker box which he then begins talking through.

The three and Bosley then enjoy drinks on the beach outside the home whilest Charlie is secretly behind them talking to them through his phone.

The film ends with Bosley splashing Natalie with coconut drink and being chased into the beach water and being tackled by all three angels.

CastEdit

  • Cameron Diaz as Natalie Cook
  • Lucy Liu as Alex Munday
  • Drew Barrymore as Dylan Sanders
  • Bill Murray as John Bosley
  • Sam Rockwell as Eric Knox
  • Tim Curry as Roger Corwin
  • Kelly Lynch as Vivian Wood
  • Crispin Glover as the Creepy Thin Man
  • Matt LeBlanc as Jason Gibbons
  • LL Cool J as Mr. Jones
  • Tom Green as Chad
  • Luke Wilson as Pete Komisky
  • John Forsythe as Charlie (Voice)
  • Mike Smith as Knox Thug
  • Sean Whalen as Pasqual
  • Alex Trebek as Himself
  • Karen McDougal as Roger Corwin's Girlfriend

Choosing AngelsEdit

Many angels were considered for the role of Alex Munday including:

Foxy Brown, Janet Jackson, Nicollette Sheridan, Stacey Dash and Keshia Knight Pulliam until Lucy Liu won the part.

SoundtrackEdit

  1. Independant Woman by Destiny's Child
  2. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel by the Tavares
  3. You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Leo Sayer
  4. True by Spandau Ballet
  5. Dot by Destiny's Child
  6. Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-Alot
  7. Angel's Eye By Aerosmith
  8. Barracuda by Heart
  9. Turning Japanese by the Vapors
  10. Brandy (You're a fine girl) by Looking Glass
  11. Got To Give It Up by Marvin Gaye
  12. Ya Mama by Fatboy Slim
  13. Groove Is In The Heart by Deee-Lite
  14. Charlie's Angels 2000 by Apollo 440
  15. Tangerine Speedo by Caviar
  16. Blind by Korn
  17. Live Wire by Motley Crue
  18. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham
  19. Money (That's What I Want) by the Flying Lizards
  20. I Love Rock n Roll by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  21. Angel of the Morning by Juice Newton
  22. Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day
  23. Principles Of Lust by Enigma
  24. Twiggy Twiggy by Pizzicato Five
  25. Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto
  26. Zendeko Hachijo by Zenshuji Zendeko
  27. Smack My B*tch Up by The Prodigy
  28. Another Town by Transister
  29. Belly by Nomad
  30. When Angels Yodel written and arranged by Frank Marocco
  31. The Humpty Dance by Digital Underground
  32. Miami Vice Theme by Jan Hammer
  33. Simon Says by Pharoahe Monch
  34. Leave You Far Behind by Lunatic Calm
  35. Skullsplitter by Henodize
  36. Song 2 by Blur
  37. Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  38. Angel by Rod Stewart
  39. All The Small Things by Blink 182 (Ending Song)
  40. Thunder Kiss 65' by White Zombie

ReferencesEdit

  1. New York Times
  2. IMDb

External LinksEdit

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