The Real McCoy (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  10 September 1993 (USA)
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A woman is released from prison, an expert bank robber who wants to settle down and go straight, but her parole officer and her former employer try to get her to pull one more heist.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen McCoy
J.T. Barker
Jack Schmidt
Gary Buckner
Zach English ...
Deborah Hobart ...
Cheryl Sweeney
Pamela Stubbart ...
Mr. Kroll
Hoke (as Norman Maxwell)
Peter Turner ...


Karen McCoy is a thief who after getting caught is sent to prison for 6 years. After getting released she tries to see her son but her ex won't let her and tells her that he told their son she's dead. Karen's boss, Schmidt who left her in prison wants her to help him with a job. But she refuses. She tries to go straight but her parole officer makes things tough for her. Eventually she learns that Schmidt and her parole officer are working together to get her to do the job. When she still refuses, they grab her son. She then does the case work, one of Schmidt's people, Barker tries to help her. Written by

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Calm under pressure... Cool under fire. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Karen McCoy - Die Katze  »

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$6,473,326 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Right before Gary Buckner is attacked by a tiger, the tiger roars. Tigers never roar when they attack. See more »


[Karen McCoy tries to fire the gun in a gunfight]
Karen McCoy: You didn't load the gun?
J.T. Barker: You told me to buy it, not to load it.
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Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »


Down Home
written by Jim Jacobsen (as Wolf McKenzie)
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Average heist movie
25 April 2002 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

This is the sort of film that will do if nothing else is on but not much else. Its a heist film with Kim Basinger and Val Kilmer and everything in it has been done before and done better. The bank robbery at the end is a bit of a let down because it just seems too easy. It was directed by the man who brought us the fabulous Highlander, but sadly also the truly awful Highlander 2, this film is somewhere in between. The only plus points are the always great to look at Kim Basinger, and Val Kilmer in a different sort of role to his usual stuff. I think Kim Basinger is a great actress but like most females in Hollywood seems to struggle to get decent films to star in, not counting the awesome LA Confidential of course. All in all a very average film ***5/10***

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