"Charlie's Angels" ( English Charlie's Angels ) - film adaptation of the television series " Charlie's Angels " of the late 1970s. The film was released in October 2000 . The role of the Angels working in a private investigation agency was played by Cameron Diaz , Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu .
|Producer||Drew Barrymore |
|Ryan Rowe |
|In the main|
|Cameron Diaz |
|Operator||Russell Carpenter |
Michael St. Hileir
|Film company||Columbia pictures|
|Budget||93 million $|
|Fees||264 105 545 $ |
The sequel Charlie's Angels: Just Ahead appeared in 2003.
- 1 plot
- 2 Cast
- 3 Links to the television series
- 4 Shooting
- 5 Fees
- 6 Soundtrack
- 7 notes
- 8 References
Angels ( Natalie Cook , Dylan Sanders, and Alex Munday ) were hired by Knox Technologies vice president Vivian Wood to find her "kidnapped" partner Eric Knox and return the software "stolen" by competitors in the person of Roger Corvin .
In the course of the investigation, the villains of a certain Skinny stand in the way of the Angels. It soon turns out that the client is the enemy: with the help of Angels, he wants to gain access to the structure of competitors. Knox's father served in the army intelligence with the boss of the Angels - Charles Townsend . The son considers Charlie guilty of the death of his father.
Eric Knox plans to use his cell phone voice recognition program to track Charlie’s whereabouts via satellite, and then kill him. Knox makes an attempt on the Angels: Alex is trying to shoot in her trailer, Natalie is attacked by a hired killer. Angels survive, and Natalie knocks out information from the killer that the customer is Vivian Wood, Knox’s partner. Knox, meanwhile, shoots Dylan at home, but she manages to survive. Vivian puts sleeping pills into Bosley’s champagne and is kidnapped, having blown up the headquarters of the Angels. Bosley manages to contact the Angels with the help of a transmitter in the crown of the tooth and the girls penetrate the den of the villains. Natalie frees Bosley from captivity, but she is attacked by Vivian, and Alex tries to intercept Knox and Charlie's telephone conversation so that Knox can’t figure him out by satellite. Dylan enters the Castle to stop Knox, but unexpectedly Knox captures her. Knox ties Dylan hand and foot to a chair, and then talks with her about how they could do something together. After receiving a harsh answer, he seals the mouth of a bound captive so that she cannot stop him from talking to Charlie.
Meanwhile, Vivian defeats Natalie in the fight, and Alex attacks the Skinny, interfering with her work, but she manages to neutralize him after a long battle. Knox at this time communicates with Charlie over the phone, calculating via satellite his location. Bound Dylan cannot warn Charlie since Knox taped her mouth and she helplessly watches the conversation and the calculation process. Knox calculates Charlie’s location and goes there by helicopter to explode him with rockets. He leaves Dylan bound for fun to his fighters, before kissing her mouth with masking tape. Dylan manages to break free of the bonds, defeat opponents and join the others. Together, all the Angels pursue the villain, and he eventually explodes in a helicopter from his own rocket. Angels decide to visit Charlie, hoping to see him, but they only see the familiar intercom in the house. Charlie apologizes and tells them that he left, and that their office will be restored.
At the end of the film, Natalie, Alex, Dylan and Bosley rest on the beach. Charlie, who is nearby, calls them, but only Dylan notices him and does not tell others.
|Cameron Diaz||Natalie Cook|
|Drew Barrymore||Dylan Sanders|
|Lucy Lew||Alex Munday|
|Bill Murray||John Bosley|
|Sam Rockwell||Eric Knox|
|Tim Curry||Roger Corwin|
|Kelly lynch||Vivian wood|
|Crispin Glover||Skinny man (Anthony)|
|Matt LeBlanc||Jason gibbons|
|LL Cool J||African priest|
|Luke Wilson||Pete Comisky|
|John Forsyth||Charlie (voice)|
|Mike smith||thug knox|
Links to the television series
The film pays tribute to the television series, while maintaining a very similar style to the title sequence where the characters are presented. Also, some scenes were transferred to the film.
The intercom that Charles Townsend uses for conferences is the same as in the television series, although such a model has not been produced for a decade.
The character of Charlie Townsend is played again by John Forsyth , and he also never appears personally, but leads the Angels only through the intercom. However, closer to the final, viewers can catch a glimpse of Charlie, played by Forsyth. Of the Angels, only Dylan notices him, but does not tell anyone about it.
- Barrymore , one of the producers, doesn't really like firearms, so the Angels are featured in the film by martial arts experts. Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu took an intense training course for their role under the guidance of renowned Hong Kong kungfu movie director Yuan Heping .
- Many candidates were considered for the role of Alex , including Beyoncé , Lorin Hill , Aaliyah and Victoria Beckham . The role was given to Thandie Newton , but subsequently abandoned it. As a result, Alex played Lucy Liu.
- As stated by the Icelandic singer Björk , she was invited to play the role of a villain, but she rejected the offer.
The film raised more than $ 125 million in the United States, and worldwide fees totaled more than $ 260 million.
Charlie’s Angels raised $ 40.1 million this weekend, a record for films with the main female character.
The release of the original soundtrack was successful. The title track from him, "Independent Women Part I" performed by Destiny's Child for 11 weeks became the No. 1 hit in the US , and also won first place in the UK .
- Charlie's Angels on the Internet Movie Database