Charlie's Angels DVD
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.
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