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The Heist (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Romance | Thriller  -  16 September 1989 (USA)
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Framed con-man seeks revenge by planning a racetrack heist.

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Cast

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Ebbet Berens
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Sheila
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Stuckey
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Det. Leland
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Dancer
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Ramirez
Ben Mittleman ...
Tall goon
Nino Surdo ...
Short goon
Shelton Redden ...
Cave
Roger Hewlett ...
Durfee
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Kelso
Chino 'Fats' Williams ...
Fats
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Wolscott
Andrew Barnicle ...
Draper
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Neil Skinner, once a San Diego racetrack-security consultant, is now an ex-con who was framed by his ex-partner, Ebbet. Ebbet now controls track security as well as Neil's ex-girlfriend, Sheila. Neil now wants to revenge himself by stealing the day's take, and he enlists the help of several track regulars, including a janitor, a security guard, an and an ambulance driver. The money switches hands, cars chase each other over the Mexican border and back, and it's a struggle to see who will out-con whom. Written by Kathy Li

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He had four years to plan his revenge and one week to pull it off.

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Romance | Thriller

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16 September 1989 (USA)  »

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The Hei$t  »

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A scene of a car going from Del Mar, California, south to Mexico shows the Carlsbad flower fields, but Carlsbad flower fields are well north of Del Mar, not south. See more »

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Referenced in The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) See more »

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A Mi Manera (My Way)
Performed by The Gipsy Kings
Courtesy of Elektra / Asylum Records
by arrangment with Warner Special Products
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Pierce Brosnan, using brains not brawn, needs to take down a horse track and his crooked ex-partner
15 October 2001 | by (Hollywood, California) – See all my reviews

If you liked THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR you'll probably like THE HEIST. In fact the last act of TTCA seems to be lifted directly from this. As it was released on HBO domestically and only made theaters oversees, it's an overlooked gem of a movie. A project worth studying if you're a writer attempting a heist picture, along with RIFFIFI(French), THE HOT ROCK, THIEF, THE GETAWAY and a few others. It's tone is fun and smart.

This is not heavy fair and had a limited budget. This is the opposite end of the spectrum from Mann's HEAT, but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable. It clearly falls under the cat & mouse category of heist projects as the hero attempts to simultaneously take down one last big score, win back the girl, and get revenge against his crooked ex-partner (Skerritt) who years earlier double crossed him, stole the girl and sent him to prison. The beauty of the film is everybody knows when and where our Hero is going to attempt his impossible score. They just don'


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