Theatrical release: November 3, 2000. Filmed on location in Southern California. After production ended, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore went skydiving together at Lake Elsinore. CHARLIE'S ANGELS grossed $40.1 million in its opening weekend in theaters, the second largest amount (after TOY STORY 2) for any movie not released during the summer. Based on the popular television show produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg, which ran from 1976 to 1981 and starred Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack, and Tanya Roberts as the Angels. Cameron Diaz said that when she was young, My sister was Farrah and I was Bosley. Actor John Forsythe performed the voice of Charlie in the original television series and reprises his role in this film. Actress Thandie Newton was originally scheduled to play the third Angel, but delays in the filming of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II caused her to be replaced by Lucy Liu. CHARLIE'S ANGELS was coproduced by Drew Barrymore's production company, Flower Films, which also produced NEVER BEEN KISSED. Barrymore insisted that the film not rely on traditional gun violence and instead feature martial arts battles. This film is the directorial debut of McG, aka Joseph McGinty Nichol, a music-video director who has worked with such groups as Smashmouth and Sugar Ray. Drew Barrymore was dating Tom Green during production of this film and had previously dated costar Luke Wilson. T.J. HOOKER, the television series mocked briefly in the film, was another television series produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg, creators of CHARLIE'S ANGELS. The martial arts sequences in this film were choreographed by Cheung-Yan Yuen, the brother of Wo Ping Yuen, fight choreographer for THE MATRIX. Barrymore and Diaz trained with Yuen for six to eight hours a day, for three months, in preproduction; Liu trained for two months. During production there were reports of trouble on the set between various cast members as well as tension because the script had not been completed. As many as 17 writers contributed to the film's screenplay. The house where a nude Drew Barrymore drops in on a pair of boys is the same house used for Steven Spielberg's E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, in which Barrymore played a little girl. CHARLIE'S ANGELS was named one of the 10 best films of 2000 by Ed Halter of the New York Press.
Product Title: Charlie's Angels [DVD] [Single Disc Version]
Power Score: 3.6 | 75 Reviews
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Awesome movie. The story line was...
Awesome movie. The story line was good and the girls were hot what else can you ask for.
By danielle101282 - Aug 29, 2008
3 good looking girls kickin ass
3 good looking girls kickin ass
By fb765739424 - Nov 4, 2007
Drew Barrymore's BEST film since...
Drew Barrymore's BEST film since E.T.!!!In this film,she was kinda like Charlie McGee as an adult!!!Especially the scene where she was riding a scooter with her hair flowing in the wind!!!She was a SEXY angel!!!The movie had a terrific storyline and plot,and I loved Bill Murray as Bosly!!
By daggettbeaverforever - Nov 14, 2005
I would normally never have...
I would normally never have watched this movie, but I was on a bus in Mexico and it happened to be the in-route movie. Long before it was over, I was hoping to be one of those stories you hear about where a bus in Mexico collides with another, or perhaps hurtles off a cliff. I knew how Oedipus felt when he blinded himself--and all he had done is slept with his mother; I had to sit through the...
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I would normally never have watched this movie, but I was on a bus in Mexico and it happened to be the in-route movie. Long before it was over, I was hoping to be one of those stories you hear about where a bus in Mexico collides with another, or perhaps hurtles off a cliff. I knew how Oedipus felt when he blinded himself--and all he had done is slept with his mother; I had to sit through the length of this absolutely worthless drivel passing itself off as entertainment. I honestly don't understand why this movie was popular with anyone other than the most dedicated masochists.
By odbtx - Nov 11, 2005
Sucked sooo much - cannot believe...
Sucked sooo much - cannot believe humans actually (a)consider this entertainment (b) think Cameron Diaz is pretty (c) think Cameron Diaz can act (d) actually paid money to see this
By hotel283 - Oct 5, 2005