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RUPERT HOLMES' ESCAPE (THE PINA COLADA SONG)
on film and television

featuring Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Jack Nicholson,
Annette Bening, Nadine Sutherland, Angela Bassett, John Travolta, Leslie Stefanson, Kristen Bell,
Nikki Cox, James Caan, Molly Sims.....with Christina Applegate and Cameron Diaz in additional appearances.

Rupert Holmes’ Escape, Rupert Holmes Pina Colada, Rupert Holmes’ “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”…..
whatever you choose to call it, this international #1 record has been featured in movies starring a wide variety of iconic film stars.

In The Sweetest Thing, it was sung by the trio of Cameron Diaz, Rupert Holmes (on her car radio)…

Cameron Diaz sings Escape The Pina Colada SongCameron Diaz sings The Pina Colada Song

… and Christine Applegate.

Christine Applegate sings The Pina Colada SongCameron Diaz sings The Pina Colada Song on Radio

Meanwhile, Angelina Jolie states that she personally picked Rupert Holmes' "Escape" for the payoff of a big action sequence
in her motion picture Wanted. Said Ms. Jolie: "To me, the idea of killing a lot of people and flipping a car over and then just,
like, rocking out to 'Pina Colada' seems like a good balanced woman.
"

Angelina Jolie - Chose Escape - The Pina Colada Song by Rupert Holmes

Angelina Jolie - Escape - The Pina Colada Song by Rupert Holmes

Angelina Jolie picked Rupert Holmes' "Escape" The Pina Colada song for this action sequence

Angelina Jolie action with Escape - he Pina Colada Song

Angelina Jolie radio and lyrics Escape - The Pina Colada Song by Rupert Holmes

"Wanted" scene - Angelina Jolie radio and lyrics Escape - The Pina Colada Song by Rupert Holmes

Click the icon below to see and hear Angelina on the
topic of "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"

Angelina on the topic of Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell ....

Nicole Kidman & Will Ferrell - Rupert Holmes' "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" in Bewitched

… serenaded each other with Rupert Holmes' "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" in Bewitched

Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell sing Rupert Holmes' "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"

Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell singing Rupert Holmes' "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"

In "Bewitched" - Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell sing Rupert Holmes' "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"

… while Jack Nicholson and Annette Bening squabble with "Escape" as underscore, in Mars Attacks!

Jack Nicholson, Annette Bening squabble with "Escape" - The Pina Colada Song by Rupert Holmes in background in "Mars Attacks!"

Nadine Sutherland sang it and Angela Bassett danced to "Pina Colada" in How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Nadine Sutherland sang "The Pina Colada Song" in How Stella Got Her Groove Back Angela Bassett danced to "Pina Colada" in How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Rupert Holmes' "Escape" also found itself being dialogue for John Travolta with Leslie Stefanson in The General's Daughter

Rupert Holmes' "Escape" being used as dialogue for John Travolta and Leslie Stefanson in The General's Daughter

Rupert Holmes Pina Colada Song used as dialogue for John Travolta and Leslie Stefanson in The General's Daughter

Pina Colada Song used as dialogue for John Travolta and Leslie Stefanson in The General's Daughter

On television, "The Pina Colada Song" was in Kristen Bell's orbit on "Veronica Mars"…

"The Pina Colada Song" was used in Kristen Bell's orbit on Veronica Mars

Kristin Bell - The Pina Colada Song" was used on Veronica Mars Kristen Bell Kristin Bell - Escape, The Pina Colada Song" was used on Veronica Mars

… while on the TV series Las Vegas with James Caan, Molly Sims and Nikki Cox,
Rupert Holmes' recording of "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"
was actually a key plot point in the episode titled "The Count of Mendocito"

TV's Las Vegas with Nikki Cox - Rupert Holmes' recording of "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" was as a key plot pointLas Vegas, starring James Caan, used Rupert Holmes' "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" as part of the shows plotLas Vegas, with Molly Sims, Rupert Holmes' "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" as part of the show's plot

Rupert Holmes' "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" was used by TV's Las Vegas as a key plot point

Other TV appearances for Rupert Holmes' "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" include:

American Dad • ER • Ned and Stacey • The Simpsons • Six Feet Under • The Shield • Will and Grace

Other movie appearances include:

American Beauty • Detroit Rock City • Dinner for Schmucks • Dirty Work

See separate profile of its appearances in Grown Ups

AND…

… we close as we began, with Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate, and their additional connection to

Rupert Holmes' "Escape (the Pina Colada Song)"


… which is heard as the music and referenced in her narration for the opening scene
of Christina Applegate's TV series Samantha Who?

Christina Applegate's TV series Samantha Who? used Rupert's Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

… and in Cameron Diaz's first "appearance" as her animated character in the movie Shrek,

Princess Fiona, who "likes Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain… "

Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona in the movie Shrek, "likes Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain…"

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