Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specializing in high-profile diamond jobs. After having spent many years in prison, he has a very concrete picture of what he wants out of life--including a nice home, a wife, and kids. As soon as he is able to assemble the pieces of this collage, by means of his chosen profession, he intends to retire and become a model citizen. In an effort to accelerate this process, he signs on to take down a huge score for a big-time gangster. Unfortunately, Frank's obsession for his version of the American Dream allows him to overlook his natural wariness and mistrust, when making the deal for his final job. He is thus ensnared and robbed of his freedom, his independence, and, ultimately, his dream. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Tonight, his take home pay is $410,000...tax free.
Did You Know?
[Cops & Robbers]
Many real-life Chicago criminals and police officers served as advisors to director Michael Mann
, and Mann cast many of them on screen, often in contradictory roles (i.e. former Chicago police officers Dennis Farina
and Nick Nickeas
appear as criminal henchmen, while former professional thief John Santucci
appears as a police officer). See more
When Frank goes into the bar to blow it up, you can clearly see that he has left his keys in the lock. That makes sense if he is going to lock the door on the way out in order to speed up his exit. However when he walks out he just lets the door close behind him and doesn't retrieve his keys. See more
You're marking time is what you are. You're backing off. You're hiding out. You're waiting for a bus that you hope never comes because you dont wanna get on it anyway because you don't wanna go anywhere. Ok?