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'''Entrapment''' is a 1999 action-thriller starring Creator/SeanConnery and Creator/CatherineZetaJones and directed by Jon Amiel. Zeta-Jones stars as Gin, an investigator working for an insurance company. She's hot on the trail of renowned international art thief Mac (Connery), and attempts to trick him into thinking she is herself a thief, and that she wants to team up with him. Together, they embark on the biggest heist ever: stealing $8 billion from the International Clearance Bank, which happens to be housed in the then-tallest buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers.

It is generally most famous for the LaserHallway sequence which Catherine Zeta-Jones navigates in an exemplar of SheFu.

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!!This film contains examples of:

* ActionGirl: Gin.
* BlackBestFriend: Mac's sidekick is played by Ving Rhames.
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: Inverted. Mac gets evidence of Gin helping him, and subtly suggests that she get with the program.
-->'''Gin''': ''This is entrapment!''
-->'''Mac''': ''No, this is blackmail. Entrapment is what '''cops''' do to '''thieves'''.''
* CameraSpoofing: Mac and Gin pause the security camera footage so they can travel in an elevator unnoticed.
** It doesn't work for long. The building's security are a little stumped for why an elevator would be moving when the camera shows nobody inside. Then Gin's boss points out that the timestamp on the camera is static.
* TheCaper
* ChekhovsExhibit: the Chinese mask
* ClassyCatBurglar: Gin.
* DatingCatwoman: Gender flipped: Mac is the Catwoman-equivalent, [[spoiler: though Gin really is on his side.]]
* EiffelTowerEffect: With the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, of course.
* {{Fanservice}}: See above, and also Mac finding Gin naked in her hotel room, and Gin initially making no effort to cover up.
* FemmeFatale: "Has there ever been a man you couldn't seduce?" "No."
* FriendlyLocalChinatown
* GambitPileup: The final scene, in which everyone's conflicting agendas come out.
* GentlemanThief: Mac embodies this.
* LaserHallway
* LiteralCliffhanger: Mac and Gin dangle from the Petronas Twin Towers' skybridge.
* {{UsefulNotes/Malaysia}}: The one half of the Petronas Twin Towers is in the poster, and part of the film was shot there.
* MaleGaze: In a rather infamous example, the single best-known thing about this movie is that it includes a close-up shot of Catherine Zeta-Jones' butt as she squeezes under a laser tripwire.
* MayDecemberRomance: Sean Connery is 39 years older than Catherine Zeta-Jones ([[MichaelDouglas who's into the same thing in real life]]).
* NationalStereotypes: The reason it was banned in Malaysia. The film shows Gin and Mac's base of operations in some sort of rural [[BambooTechnology slum]] that somehow has a [[HollywoodGeography brilliant view of the twin towers.]] To be that close, their ramshackle yurt must have been built atop one of the many affluent skyscrapers and five star hotels.
* ModelPlanning
* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Mac's headquarters is a castle on a Scottish isle.
* SequelHook: Gin tells Mac she needs him "for another job". More than ten years on though, no sequel in sight. And Sean Connery has retired.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Gin's evening gown, and also when she is seen from behind as she sits naked in her bed.
* SpyCatsuit
* StealthHiBye: Used often by Mac (and later Gin). Played with at least once when Mac disapears for several seconds before appearing somewhere else, panting because he ran the whole way.
* TheInfiltration: Gin pretends to be a thief in order to catch Mac. [[spoiler: though in reality Gin actually is a thief and Mac is working with the FBI to catch her.]]
* JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters: In their Hollywood heist movie episode, the Series/MythBusters proved that much of the security system-evading techniques shown in the film wouldn't work in real life at all.
* TurnOfTheMillennium: The heist takes place on New Year's Eve of 1999-2000.
* VehicleVanish

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