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The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973)

PG  |   |  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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Comedy | Romance

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1 March 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A sakkozó tolvaj  »

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SEK 870,833 (Sweden)
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The plaza where Webster and Dave have their final confrontation at the film's conclusion is the same used in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) for the battle between the ape forces and the human forces. See more »

Quotes

Webster: [last lines; Dave has finally caught Webster doing a robbery] Did you bring your gun with you?
Dave: What do you think?
Webster: Because that's the only way you're going to bring me in. Jail does not suit my lifestyle. So if you want to bring me in, you're going to have to shoot me.
Dave: [pause, then] Maybe I'll just have to do that.
Webster: If you feel about me the way I've grown to feel about you... then I don't envy you.
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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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