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The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  1 March 1973 (USA)
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A computer programmer decides to become a thief. And when he starts making waves an insurance investigator hounds him. He also meets a woman who becomes his accomplice.

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Webster McGee
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Laura Keaton
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Dave Reilly
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Jackie Johnson
Charles Cioffi ...
Gene Henderling
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Deams
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Zukovsky
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Dynamite Hector
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Ted
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Edmund Lasker
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Insurance Man
Margaret Fairchild ...
Mrs. Donner
Jack Manning ...
Tom Preston
Richard O'Brien ...
Police Sgt. Del Conte
George Morfogen ...
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A computer programmer decides to become a thief. And when he starts making waves an insurance investigator hounds him. He also meets a woman who becomes his accomplice.

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Webster and Laura took everything they wanted ... each other ... and a diamond worth $6.000.000.

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1 March 1973 (USA)  »

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SEK 870,833 (Sweden)
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Walter Hill's screenplay, based on the novel by Terrence Lore Smith, shifts the plot locale from Chicago to Houston and completely leaves out the relationship development between Webster/Dave and Dave/Jackie (called Lina in the book) and the gradual physical change in Webster (in the book, he starts out as balding with a broken nose and scars from college football, but has hair grafts, dental work, rhinoplasty and scar removal, whereas in the film he is "pretty" from start to finish). See more »

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Webster: I'm well educated, Gene. And I've recently come into a great deal of money. Some of it is yours.
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Clever and seductive
19 March 2001 | by (West Orange, NJ) – See all my reviews

Ryan O'Neal was so clever and seductive in this movie, I wanted to go to bet with him too. The focal point of the movie is the fascinating love story -- not between O'Neal and Bisset or between O'Neal and Jill Clayburgh -- both of which were quite entertaining, but the cerebral symbiotic linkage between Warren Oates and O'Neal. This has to be Oates' best performance of all time. Young Ned Beatty and Charles Cioffi are very good --leading a quite capable supporting cast. Very enjoyable movie.


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