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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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Ramirez
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Tall goon
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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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In the music credits, the song by the Gipsy Kings is listed as "A Mi Minerva" instead of "A Mi Manera" (the Spanish version of "My Way"). 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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An Okay Watch
10 April 2000 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

This an average though slightly entertaining account of an ex-con (Pierce Brosnan) who having served four years in prison for a crime he did not commit, takes his revenge on the man (Tom Skerritt) who put him there. This is Brosnan before his James Bond days but you won't be mistaken if you think he is reprising his 007 or Remington Steele role. He is his usual cool, suave and witty self in a movie tailored specifically for him. Skerritt is hardly convincing as the villain and the main love interest, Wendy Hughes, acts as if her mind was somewhere else throughout. Just look at her dumb and deadpan face! What saves the movie is the fast pacy account of how Brosnan plays the cat-and-mouse game with his potential captors who knows he is robbing the race track but can't figure out how. The actual heist is full of twists and turns and delightfully amusing to follow. This is somewhat predictable but nevertheless entertaining enough. Rent this family if you have the spare lazy afternoon with the family.


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