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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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Sheila
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Stuckey
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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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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
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So, I'm a sucker.
5 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a sucker for heist films and for Pierce Brosnan, who did this little film after he finished with Remington Steele, and before he got famous as the best Bond ever.

I like a good heist. Usually, I like to watch the planning, but that wasn't the feature here. he had everything in his head and didn't appear to share with anyone, except maybe his girlfriend Sheila (Wendy Hughes).

This wasn't about money. It was about revenge against the guy who sent him to prison (Tom Skerritt) and winning his girl back.

It wasn't terribly great, but it was enjoyable. He perfected his ability in this type of picture and was brilliant in The Thomas Crown Affair.


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