Look back at the leading ladies of the s who made their mark with iconic roles and some major hairstyles, too. See the gallery. The captivating crime-fighting trio who are the masters of disguise, espionage, and martial arts. When a devious mastermind embroils them in a plot to destroy individual privacy, the Angels, aided by their loyal sidekick Bosley Bill Murray , set out to bring down the bad guys. But when a terrible secret is revealed, it makes the Angels targets for assassination.
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It's hard to believe almost 20 years have passed since Charlie's Angels was first adapted to the big screen. The popular TV series, which ran for five seasons from to , inspired two feature film adaptations directed by McG. As the newest iteration of Charlie's Angels is set to open next Friday, November 15th, it's time to take a look back at the original film. Here are 10 things you never knew about Charlie's Angels ! For their intense martial arts training, the three female leads worked extensively with famed Chinese trainer Cheung-Yan Yuen. If you look closely, Yuen briefly appears in the film with a small speaking role. Yuen plays a fellow first-class airline passenger at the beginning of the film.
It is the first installment in the Charlie's Angels film series , a continuation of the television series of the same name created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts , which is also a continuation of the series story. Unlike the original series, which had dramatic elements, the film features more comical elements. John Forsythe reprised his role as the unseen Charlie's voice from the original series. Bill Murray also stars as John Bosley , replacing David Doyle who played the role in the original series. The film received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for the performances of Diaz, Barrymore, Liu and Murray as well as its action sequences and humor, but criticisms aimed at the plot and "lack of originality". It was later followed by the sequels Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle in , and a film of the same name. Charlie uses speakers in his offices to communicate with the Angels, and his assistant Bosley Bill Murray works with them directly when needed. Charlie assigns the Angels to find Eric Knox Sam Rockwell , a software genius who created a revolutionary voice-recognition system and heads his own company, Knox Enterprises. Knox is believed to have been kidnapped by Roger Corwin Tim Curry , who runs a communications-satellite company called Redstar. The Angels infiltrate a party held by Corwin and spot a suspicious-looking man that they had previously seen from surveillance videos of Knox's kidnapping.