The Tuxedo : Cinema Synopsis
Ostensibly, Jackie Chans partner in this spy spoof is Jennifer Love Hewitt, but, in truth, that role has really gone to the outfit that supplies the movie with its title - The Tuxedo. Not only do these clothes make the man, they make him into more than he could imagine.
Jackie plays cab driver, Jimmy Tong, hell on wheels, but hopeless when it comes to talking to women he likes, which is why he has never been able to summon up the courage to approach the beautiful art gallery assistant he gazes at longingly day after day. After passing a wild driving test for a cool customer called Steena (Debi Mazar), Jimmy is hired to be chauffeur for top secret agent, Clark Devlin (Jason Isaacs). Devlin is as suave as they come and, when it comes to women, he is everything Jimmy would like to be. Whats his secret?
Jimmy finds out when Devlin is hospitalised after an assassination attempt - its the agents tuxedo that, until now, Jimmy has been forbidden to touch. Once he tries it on, he finds that it has special qualities that can turn him into a smooth operator in every way. If he can ever work out how to control it.
Reluctantly taking over Devlins latest assignment, Jimmy is teamed up with Del Blaine (Hewitt) whos a little confused why a guy named Clark Devlin can look the way Jimmy does - and he doesnt seem to have the polish she was expecting from the famous agent. Every now and then he surprises her with an unexpected talent (like taking over from the legendary James Brown for a nightclub performance), but something doesnt ring true.
In the meantime, the villain of the piece, Diedrich Banning (Ritchie Coster) - mad, of course - plans to blackmail the world into drinking only his pure water supply by poisoning the rest of the planets H2O with a little something that will dehydrate the drinker and turn him into dust.
When Jimmy irons out all the problems hes been having with the tux, he and Del confront Diedrich just as hes about to put his fiendish plan into action. Will Jimmy and Del waterlog it? Or will everyone have to pay up or dry up? And what about the girl in the art gallery? Youll have to try on The Tuxedo to find out.