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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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Ebbet Berens
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Det. Leland
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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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(at around 7 mins) The moment Wendy Hughes steps inside Brosnan's cabin, the light technician is visible through a window reflection. See more »

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

Soundtracks

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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Family Movie? Not in My Family. But great fun, great plot, get-even story.
26 May 2005 | by (Pasadena, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a movie that is NOT A FAMILY MOVIE because of the love scene--a winner if you like them--and a woman-swapping subplot. If you can eliminate those scenes, it's OK for teens, but will bore the little ones.

Five or so years ago, Brosnan's partner stole money from their racetrack and purchased emeralds, and, with the help of a crooked cop, sent innocent sucker Brosnan to prison for the deed. Brosnan's woman stayed with the partner and hooked up, being upwardly mobile, I guess. Now he returns to steal money from the track, but return it, get the partner arrested, and get back the girl. How will he do it? If 007, Remington Steele and Pierce Brosnan can't do it, who can? The plot is full of turns and twists, with lots of characters that cannot chew gum and walk, just like you and I know in real life. So, every step is hard on your nerves.

The movie is fun, and because it's complicated, you may want to watch it more than once, so you can "get" the details. But if you're a fan of any of the watchable actors in this film, and yes, there are plenty of women who like Skerritt better than Brosnan, that's noo00oo problemo.

The best part, besides the unowat part, is the final song, which is "Mi Manero," or "My Way" in Spanish. If you are not fluent in Spanish, you can actually hear the infectious joy of this great song without being put off by the embarrassing arrogance of the English words.


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