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The Real McCoy (1993)

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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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Karen McCoy
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J.T. Barker
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Jack Schmidt
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Gary Buckner
Zach English ...
Patrick
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Baker
Deborah Hobart ...
Cheryl Sweeney
Pamela Stubbart ...
Kelly
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Mr. Kroll
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Lewis
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Hoke (as Norman Maxwell)
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Karl
Peter Turner ...
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David Dwyer ...
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Storyline

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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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20 guards. 30 tons of steel. A security system second to none. They said there wasn't a man on earth who could pull off a bank job like this. They were right. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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10 September 1993 (USA)  »

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Karen McCoy - Die Katze  »

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$6,473,326 (USA)
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Trivia

Russell Mulcahy would later direct Alec Baldwin, who was the then-husband of star Kim Basinger at the time, the very next year in The Shadow (1994). See more »

Goofs

Karen goes into the bank to open a safe deposit box and she is wearing a headband and sunglasses. She comes out wearing a scarf and different sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

[J.T. Barker comes out of the bank and is questioned what he was doing in there. He said he was closing up his account]
Bad Guy: What the hell are you gonna do with a 152 dollars? We're taking 18 God damn million dollars out of here on Thursday!
J.T. Barker: I know that. I just don't wanna split *my* 152 dollars 4 ways...
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Remake of Bellman and True (1987) See more »

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Down Home
Written by Jim Jacobsen (as Wolf McKenzie)
Performed by Jim Jacobsen
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Weak Sauce
7 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From what I've seen (for the most part), if there's a Trans Am in a movie, then the movie's going to be good. "The Driver", "Smokey and the Bandit", "Donnie Darko", "Blue Thunder", all awesome, and each one proudly displaying a Firebird. Pretty good rule of thumb, thus far.

Not so with the "The Real McCoy", which is mostly a brain-dead affair - in the sense that you can be half-comatose on the couch and still follow the plot. This thing's so formulaic, it doesn't take any brain power to keep up. It's just one heist movie cliché after another. They even manage to waste Terrence Stamp on a vanilla bad guy role (dammit, that should be a federal crime!). It's a little shocking just how meek Kim Basinger comes off here, what with her being the numero-uno cat burglar. Who knows, maybe Catwoman ruined me, but they could've hardened this character.

5/10


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