Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle


Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Promotional poster
Directed by McG
Produced by Drew Barrymore
Leonard Goldberg
Nancy Juvonen
Written by John August
Cormac Wibberley
Marianne Wibberley
Starring Cameron Diaz
Drew Barrymore
Lucy Liu
Bernie Mac
Demi Moore
Crispin Glover
Justin Theroux
Robert Patrick
Shia LaBeouf
Luke Wilson
John Cleese
Ja'net DuBois
Music by Edward Shearmur
Cinematography Russell Carpenter
Editing by Wayne Wahrman
Studio Sony Pictures Entertainment
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) June 27, 2003 (2003-06-27)
Running time 106 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $120,000,000
Box office $259,175,788

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle is a 2003 American action comedy film. It is the sequel to 2000's Charlie's Angels. It opened in the United States on June 27, 2003, and was number one at the box office for that weekend and made a worldwide total of $259.2 million.[1]

The cast again includes Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu. It also features Demi Moore and, replacing Bill Murray in the role of Bosley, Bernie Mac.

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Plot

The Angels, Dylan, Natalie, and Alex, are hired to locate a set of titanium rings stolen from the Department of Justice that, when put together in a special machine, will display a list of all individuals in the witness protection program. Having discovered that one person on the list has been killed, the Angels investigate the scene and discover evidence suggesting that the killer is a surfer with a scar on one leg.

Having tracked the killer to his next victim - who is subsequently sent to Bosley's house for protection - it is revealed that angel Dylan was once named Helen Zaas and is in the program herself for sending her former boyfriend Seamus - a member of the O'Grady mafia family - to jail.

Although they recover the rings, Dylan leaves the Angels because she doesn't want to endanger them with her Seamus's vendetta, but a vision of former Angel Kelly Garrett prompts her to return. Dylan and the others deduce that former angel Madison Lee is the perpetrator of the crimes due to her being the only individual possessing the necessary contacts to carry out such a scheme. Madison, having concluded "Why be an Angel, when [she] can be God", shoots the Angels and reacquires the rings- although the Angels are saved by their specially-designed Kevlar vests- returns to the agency to "confront" Charlie, rejecting his attempts to remind her that the Angels are a family and shooting his speaker off the desk, coldly sneering that she wasn't just a good Angel, but was the best, rejecting the idea that she ever needed her teammates.

Learning that the rings will be sold after a rendezvous on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Angels travel to Hollywood. They set the Antonioni Crime Family, the Tanaka Yakuza, and the Diablo Cartel up to be caught by the FBI in a faked rendezvous. With Madison having contacted the O'Gradys to act as security, Alex and Dylan take out the O'Gradys, while Natalie and Madison go head-to-head themselves. Seamus kills the Thin Man as he shares a kiss with Dylan and Dylan manages to kill her ex, with the Angels subsequently stopping Madison's attempt to blow up the premiere of Alex's boyfriend Jason's new movie thanks to Bosley knocking the bomb away. Although Madison tries to escape, the Angels defeat her in a final confrontation in an abandoned theatre, throwing her through a gas main just as she fires her gun, causing an explosion that kills her. The film ends with the Angels celebrating their victory with Bosley.

Cast

Cameos

Development

Courtney Love, Drew Barrymore's close friend, was originally offered the role of Madison Lee, but after suffering a miscarriage while filming stunts for Trapped, she turned it down.[citation needed]

The movie starts up abruptly from the first film. However, there is a series of online animated episodes[3] that explain how the Angels got there and their mission, concluded by the very introduction of the movie. The Seamus O'Grady prison introduction scene is a direct reference to Robert De Niro's prison-set introduction in Cape Fear.[citation needed]

The scene where the Angels go to investigate the body of Agent Caufield dressed as crime-scene professionals is a homage/parody of the long-running CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, complete with the theme "Who Are You" by The Who.

The song "Feel Good Time" is the film's main track, and is performed by P!nk. Whenever Seamus O'Grady (Justin Theroux) appears, he is accompanied by Bernard Hermann's theme from Cape Fear.

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson heavily sponsored the movie, using it as the launch for its T610i mobile phone, which Lucy Liu uses in the ship dock scene.[citation needed]

Dita Von Teese is in the credits, listed under "Special Thanks". This is because Dita allowed Cameron Diaz to perform the 'Dancing In The Martini' scene, an act which Dita is well known for.[citation needed]

Reception

The film had a budget of $120 million. It grossed $100,830,111 at the United States box office and had to depend on earnings from overseas box office to make profit. By the end of its run, the film had grossed $259,175,788 worldwide and had performed about as well worldwide as its predecessor.

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle received mixed to negative reviews and has a "rotten" rating of 43% on Rotten Tomatoes. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from film critics, it has a rating score of 48, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

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