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|Carla Gugino||Coco Chavez|
|Simon Baker||Junior Armstrong (as Simon Baker-Denny)|
|Emma Thompson||FBI Agent Sadie Hawkins|
|Alan Rickman||Detective David Friedman|
|Gil Bellows||Lizard Browning|
|Til Schweiger||Ruben Rubenbauer|
|Hal Holbrook||Senator Rupert Hornbeck|
|Philip Baker Hall||Pobby Malavero|
|Roscoe Lee Browne|
Coco Chavez (Carla Gugino) and Junior Armstrong (Simon Baker-Denny) are two small-time criminals who make money at blackmail and sex scams. They attempt to break into the big time by kidnapping a computer genius and holding him for a $4 million ransom. To help them, they enlist Lizard Browning (Gil Bellows) and Ruben Rubenbauer (Til Schweiger) who provide firepower and technology. However, during the kidnapping, they accidentally kill the young wife of Louisiana Senator Hornbeck.
Racked by guilt, Coco and the group are pursued by veteran Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Sadie Hawkins (Emma Thompson) and grizzled New Orleans detective David Friedman (Alan Rickman). The two combative officers enjoy showing up one another during their investigation, as well as commiserate about their jobs and personal foibles. Coco and Junior also have to deal with henchmen hired by the Senator (Hal Holbrook) to get revenge on the group.
As the plot unfolds, it appears that the murder may not have been entirely accidental. Detective Friedman's suspicions are raised when Senator Hornbeck threatens the detectives instead of offering assistance. On the cusp of getting away with a nearly flawless crime, the group faces betrayal from within.
DVD : 1999-10-05