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The Set Up (1995)

 -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  23 July 1995 (USA)
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Charlie Thorpe, a security systems expert, gets caught during a robbery. When he is released from jail he is hired by a bank owner to design a fool proof system during the refurbishing of a... See full summary »

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Charlie Thorpe, a security systems expert, gets caught during a robbery. When he is released from jail he is hired by a bank owner to design a fool proof system during the refurbishing of a bank. But shortly after it's finished he is blackmailed into cracking the security. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Rated R for strong sexuality and violent action, and for language | See all certifications »
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A rather faithful adaptation of the Chase 's novel.

I read the James Hadley Chase's novel many years ago. And as far as I can remember, this film is faithful to the book. Same atmosphere, same characters, as we always saw in this great writer's novels, where greed was always omnipresent, where the characters always searched and succeeded in spoiling, screwing, killing, cheating each other for money. Greed, greed, greed...that was Chase's world. Blackmails within blackmails, murders scheme within murder schemes, breathtaking twists within breathtaking twists; you were always aspired by those gruesome suspense stories, where there were no really "good" characters, always "bad" ones who deserved what eventually happened to them.

I won't repeat the topic of this film, the other user did it fine. It looks like a TV movie for Saturday evenings, but it's worthwhile. I'll finish in pointing out that most adaptations of JH Chase were not so brilliant, most of them comedies from Europe.

One good heist film too.


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