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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 »

Goofs

Travis is pulled over by police and is asked for the car's registration. Texas does not require registration so he is being asked for a document that does not exist. See more »

Quotes

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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charming
5 March 2014 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

amusing, nice cloth for crazy dreams, fresh and seductive. not a great movie and not part of cinema about thieves elite but very useful for relaxation. because all seems be clever and not very serious. because it is a comedy who use carefully the tension. and Ryan O Neal is really adorable. a film who reminds a lot of others from its period. but who has the science to be original in a nuanced manner. its basic trick - the innocence of a character who discovers in his hobby a form of life exploration. a charming movie. that is all. maybe silly, maybe unrealistic. but useful after a hard work day and as antidote against the blockbusters intoxication.


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