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?
was a Chicago policeman at the time of filming. He plays a henchman. Conversley, John Santucci
, who plays a corrupt cop, was a recently paroled thief and acted as a technical adviser. They were both cast in Michael Mann
's TV series Crime Story
(1986), Farina as a Chicago police lieutenant and Santucci as a jewel thief. William Petersen
, who later would star (along with Farina) in Mann's Manhunter
(1986), appears briefly as a bouncer at a club. See more
When Barry is cleaning out the vault, a stage light is visible in the bottom of the jewel tray. See more
Your criteria are so far up your ass, they can't see daylight! This is bullshit!
Referenced in Heat