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The Heist (1989)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  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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(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 »

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A Mi Manera (My Way)
Performed by The Gipsy Kings
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Pierce Brosnan engineers a racetrack/revenge heist with a motley crew
23 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Heist" is a below-par caper movie. Pierce Brosnan has been framed by Tom Skerrit and spent 4 years in prison. Skerrit, a shady businessman, has taken over their race track. Upon release, Brosnan sets about taking his revenge by robbing Skerritt, framing him and getting back Wendy Hughes whom he had also lost to Skerritt.

Brosnan is not believable here as a tough guy, from the first scene where he spits through his teeth to the last. It seems to take forever to get to the actual caper. Then, the caper becomes difficult to follow. In addition, the choice of Wendy Hughes bounces around so much that it is hard to care what she does. She and Brosnan engage in a heavy breathing love scene, which now seems obligatory in all movies with a male and female. This badly-staged scene adds nothing.

Brosnan needed better direction. The script needed clearer plotting. The caper itself wasn't gripping.

The production team tried to make this a light-hearted caper with suspense and mystery attached, but by the end it was a question of "Who cares?" The film fails to draw us in.

This film is only for caper film completists.


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