Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal activity. They both have great hope for Adam, Vito's son and Jessie's grandson, who is bright, good-looking, and without a criminal past. So when Adam approaches Jessie with a scheme for a burglary he's shocked, but not necessarily uninterested. Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There's nothing like a good robbery... to bring a family together.
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and Lawrence Gordon
agreed that without Sean Connery
playing the grandfather, the project might never have gotten off the ground. Gordon recalled: "Sean was the key. We knew the story turned on the charm and appeal of the grandfather. Face it, a man who is encouraging his grandson to take up a life of crime, is not, on the surface, an easy guy to like. We needed someone irresistibly charismatic, so the audience would believe that a very bright young man might perceive him as a romantic role model". See more
Adam said he went to college on a Westinghouse Scholarship, one of only 6 students to win one. The Westinghouse Science Talent Search selects 10 students per year, not 6. First prize is a $20,000 scholarship; second and third prize is $15,000. Needless to say, the prizes do not pay for the student's entire 4 years of college. See more
Aww shit, anybody embarrassed about doing time is a goddamn snob. You do your time nice, don't rat anybody out, never take it in the ass, what's there to be embarrassed about huh?
Written by Frederick Edward Weatherly
(as Frederick E. Weatherly) See more