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?
In the hospital scene, James Caan
decided to stare coldly at J. Jay Saunders
who played the doctor. This really frightened Saunders and his reaction in the scene is genuine. See more
The door Frank closes when he first backs out of Attaglia's office is closed, but in the next scene it is slightly open and Frank slams it shut on his way out. See more
Look, uh, these people wanna meet you.
They're stand-up guys
If I wanna meet people, I'll go to a fuckin' country club.
Referenced in The Making of 'Heat'