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When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He... See full summary »

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When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an investment firm, for advice, before turning to the mob for help laundering the money. While Joey makes plans to leave the country, however, a detective is following his ever-warmer trail in order to recover the cash. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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There were a million reasons to give the money back. But Joey Coyle couldn't think of one. See more »

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Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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10 September 1993 (USA)  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,044,824 (USA)
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Trivia

In real life, Joey Coyle and the mobster did not force the car into water, but simply drove to New Jersey and abandoned it. Also, in real life, three people saw Coyle find and take the money, unlike in the movie where the movie Coyle does stop to check to see if anyone was around when he found the money and sees nobody (in fact in the movie a homeless boy saw him, but was hidden from view). See more »

Goofs

There is a scene in which Joey throws nickles at Dino. One of the coins stick to his forehead. When the scene comes back shortly, the coin is gone, but when the scene focuses on Dino again the coin is back. See more »

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Monica Russo: If Joey Coyle has a $100 bill. You can assure that it's his last $100 bill.
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John Cusack, Michael Madsen, James Gandolfini, Michael Rappaport, Phillip Seymour Hoffman...
9 October 2002 | by (indiana) – See all my reviews

With the cast listed above how could you not watch? Not a great movie but very entertaining. It's easy to put yourself into the character of John Cusack. What would you do if you found 1.2 million dollars in the middle of the street? The film also does a good job of displaying the hardships of being on the run and doing and not doing the right thing. I mean towards the end I was stressed out and I was sitting in bed watching the movie. Decent flick, worth a watch for fans of any of the above talent. It's laways good to remember that movies have come along ways since the early 90's too. 6/10


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