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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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Cast

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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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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 »

Quotes

Webster: [meeting Laura for the first time] Maybe I've been nominated as a reformer.
Laura: No... only the women want to reform me. The men like me just as I am.
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This film is a bit offbeat, but I enjoyed it...
23 March 1999 | by (Farifield, CT) – See all my reviews

I've seen this film twice, and I like it quite a bit. It's possibly the best performance O'Neal has given, Oates does a nice turn, and it has Jackie Bisset. The plot is okay, but the performances really give this film its punch. "Thief..." may not be for everyone, but it's worth a shot. The film may seem a bit dated and slow, so viewer beware.


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