A career jewel thief finds himself at tense odds with his longtime partner, a crime boss who sends his nephew to keep watch.

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David Mamet

Writer:

David Mamet

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Hackman ... Joe Moore
Danny DeVito ... Mickey Bergman (as Danny Devito)
Delroy Lindo ... Bobby 'Bob' Blane
Sam Rockwell ... Jimmy Silk
Rebecca Pidgeon ... Fran Moore
Ricky Jay ... Don 'Pinky' Pincus
Patti LuPone ... Betty Croft (as Patti Lupone)
Alan Bilzerian Alan Bilzerian ... Fast Food Customer
Richard L. Friedman Richard L. Friedman ... Counterman
Robert Lussier Robert Lussier ... Fast Food Cook
Mark Camacho ... Jewelry Store Guard
Michelle Sweeney Michelle Sweeney ... Waitress
Elyzabeth Walling ... Jewelry Saleswoman
Mike Tsar ... Coffee Cart Man (as Mike Tsarouchas)
Jim Frangione Jim Frangione ... D.A. Freccia
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Storyline

Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore and his partner, Bobby Blane and their utility man, Pinky Pincus find themselves broke, betrayed, and blackmailed. Moore is forced to commit his crew to do one last big job.

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There is no honour among thieves. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Owen Wilson was considered for the role of 'Jimmy Silk'. See more »

Goofs

The Massachusetts State Police Troopers are seen wearing Glock Pistols and wielding Mossberg 500 shotguns, neither of which have ever been used by the Mass State Police. See more »

Quotes

Joe Moore: young, dumb and full of cum
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Crazy Credits

The opening Warner Bros., Morgan Creek, and Franchise Pictures logos are in black and white. See more »

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References Song of the South (1946) See more »

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Middling Mamet
17 December 2002 | by skymoviesSee all my reviews

Does exactly what it says on the tin, with perhaps a slight overload on the double-crosses and some surprisingly cringeworthy dialogue from such a practised ear:

"Everybody needs money - that's why they call it money" spouts Danny DeVito. Uh? Am I missing something or is this utter nonsense? Maybe it looked good on the page, but it stinks when it's out in the open.

Nowhere near as tight and entertaining as 'House Of Games' or 'The Spanish Prisoner', but then even an average Mamet thriller is worth a look.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heist See more »

Filming Locations:

Mirabel, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,823,521, 11 November 2001

Gross USA:

$23,510,841

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,510,652
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