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Charlie's Angels 2000 is the first film adaption of the original 1976 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 enigmatic Charles "Charlie" Townsend. The film was produced by Tall Tree Productions and Flower Films distributed by Columbia Pictures. It is followed by the sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.


Plot[]

Mr. Jones is on a flight and converses with Pasqual, and agree to a deal involving a bomb Pasqual has concealed beneath his jacket. Mr. Jones abruptly seizes Pasqual and drags him to the emergency exit door to push them both out of the plane. Pasqual is saved by a mysterious figure jumping from a helicopter who safely lands them in a speedboat driven Natalie Cook. The woman who saved Pasqual is revealed to be Alex Munday along with their mate, Dylan Sanders. As the three girls sail off with Pasqual, the Charlie broadcasts the radio to comment, "Once upon a time, there were three very different little girls."

Flashes are then shown of each of the three angels who seized the plane terrorist. Dylan is seen the one with the flaming red hair is seen receiving the call whilst 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 dance floor to Heaven Must Be Missing Angel but that is revealed to be a dream she has created in the morning whilst the song is playing on the radio. After receiving a package whilst 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 whilst 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 rescuing 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 are informed that Eric's rival, Roger Corwin of Redstar Technologies, is having his weekly massage at Madam Wong's House Of Blossoms. Alex pretends to be a masseuse named Yoko and lulls Corwin unconscious with a sleeper hold before beckoning in Natalie and Dylan, who are disguised as patron women donning black wigs. The three enter the men's changing room and open Corwin's locker removing his car keys, schedule, and palm pilot, and discover that Corwin is hosting a party in Chinatown to celebrate his signing with the Japanese contractors. The angels attend Corwin's party along with Bosley, who is disuised as John David Range aka J.D. to try to find clues regarding Knox's location. Natalie, dressed as a bartender, begins flirting with another bartender, Pete Komisky, who asks her out on a date. Alex spots the Creepy Thin Man, the person they saw in the kidnapping footage of Eric Knox.

The three change into different outfits to pursue the Thin Man. They fight with him and eventually find themselves inside a set of rooms with Knox tied in one of the nearby chairs. Dylan offers to be a bodyguard for Knox while Natalie goes out on her date with Pete and Alex cooks a soufflé for the two. After dancing on soul train, Natalie 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. Meanwhile, Alex and Jason's trailer explodes just as Alex leaps onto the roof for safety. After Dylan has sex with Knox, she discovers Vivian Wood and the Thin Man in her apartment. Knox takes Wood's gun and fires it at Dylan, which misses and shatters the window, causing Dylan to tumble onto the yard naked. Dylan then rolls in the backyard of a young boy who gives her clothes to wear. She meets up with Natalie and Alex outside the Townsend Agency just as it explodes. Inside, Bosley communicates with the Angels through the mic to reveal his location with the background noise of a Pygmy Nuthatch, a exotic bird which only exists in Carmel. The Angels immediately take Chad's loveboat steamboat to the Carmel Island. Natalie goes to rescue Bosley while Dylan takes revenge on Knox, and Alex asissts by warding off the voice tracking satellite from the roof.

Natalie discovers Bosley and whilst trying to free him and in the midst of a phone call with Pete is attacked by Wood, who later breaks her phone. In the meantime, Alex is engaged by the Creepy Thin Man who spirals her off the roof. Knox overpowers Dylan and leaves to kill Charlie, who believes that he was the one who murdered his father. Dylan breaks of her binds and disarms the bodyguards to reunite with Alex and Natalie. After catching Wood and the Thin Man, they are tied up until Knox fires a missile at them from a helicopter, leaving them likely dead. Bosley meets the Angels in a jeep and drives them towards Knox in the Angels make their way onto his chopper and Dylan prepares to fight Knox. Alex re-routes the armed missiles which instead of hitting the beach home of which Charlie is at come spiraling back the helicopter. The Angels drop from the helicopter leaving Knox to be killed by the missile, and sweep ashore in front of Charlie's beach home. They enter, hoping to finally meet him, but only find his usual speaker box.

The Angels and Bosley enjoy drinks on the beach outside the home whilst Charlie joins their conversation through the phone. The film ends with Bosley splashing Natalie with coconut drink and being chased and tackled in ocean by the Angels.

Case[]

Client: Vivian Wood
Assignment: Rescue Eric Knox and search Red Star servers for stolen software.
Complications: Wood and Knox staged Knox's kidnapping to trick the agency.
Romantic Entanglements: While undercover, Natalie met Pete Komisky. Dylan slept with both Eric Knox and the Chad.
Outcome: Knox killed Wood by accident (and many others), then the Angels arranged Knox's death.

Bosley Bumbles[]

When trying to let people hear through his mouth microphone he keeps his lips parted wide.

When trying to light a fire in his own fireplace he causes a minor explosion, apparently for no reason.

He accidentally deactivated his mouth microphone by overenthusiastically eating sushi. He accidentally reactivated it six days later by hitting himself in the face with a softball, having apparently forgotten to remove it.

Timeframe[]

Day 1 (Saturday) - Case introduced. Alex gives Corwin a massage. The Angels and Bosley crash Corwin's party in the evening. They find Knox.
Day 2 (Sunday) - The Angels bring a racecar to the track during Corwin's media event. They plant a camera on his briefcase. They learn that the Thin Man is Corwin's racecar driver, and think that he dies when the racecar goes over the side of a bridge.
Day 3 (Monday) - Corwin walks through Red Star, carrying his briefcase. The footage of this tour is analyzed by Charlie.
Day 4 (Tuesday) - Alex and Natalie dance at an Asian club, securing a necessary fingerprint.
Day 5 (Wednesday) - The Angels pose as a Swiss singing telegram group, allowing them to acquire a retina scan.
Day 6 (Thursday) - Alex poses as an efficiency expert in Red Star. Natalie installs some wireless communications hardware in the secure server. Dylan goes to Knox's house to check the security, and sleeps with him. Natalie goes on a date, where she's attacked by a thug working for Wood. Wood herself drugs and kidnaps Bosley. The Thin Man murders Corwin. Alex is in Jason's trailer when it gets shot up. The office explodes.
Day 7 (Friday) - The Angels ride Betsy (Chad's boat) to rescue Bosley. Knox blows up the bell tower, then the Angels arrange for his death.

Quotes[]

Charlie: Misson accomplished?
Dylan: I think the client was blown away.

Cast[]

  • 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 Angels[]

Many angels were considered for the role of Alex Munday including Foxy Brown, Janet Jackson, Nicollette Sheridan, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lauryn Hill, Stacey Dash, and Keshia Knight Pulliam until Lucy Liu was casted.

Gallery[]

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Natalie dancing in her spider-man underwear

Soundtrack[]

  1. Independent 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

References[]

  1. New York Times
  2. IMDb

External Links[]

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