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Two If by Sea (1996)

Frank O'Brien, a petty thief, and his 7-year-long girlfriend Roz want to put an end to their unsteady lifestyle and just do that _last_ job, which involves stealing a valuable painting. ... See full summary »

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Evan Marsh
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FBI Agent O'Malley
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Fitzie
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Todd
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Beano Callahan
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Quinn
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Kelly
Jonny Fido ...
FBI Agent Burke
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Shaun R. Clarke ...
Sweeney
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FBI Agent Peters
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Sheriff Herbert Horn
Sean Runnette ...
Marty
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Frank O'Brien, a petty thief, and his 7-year-long girlfriend Roz want to put an end to their unsteady lifestyle and just do that _last_ job, which involves stealing a valuable painting. Frank takes Roz to an island on the coast of New England, where he wants to sell the painting and also hopes that their sagging relationship will get a positive push back up. Not everything goes as planned, as some thugs and the FBI try to recover the painting and Roz gets attracted not only to the landscape... Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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A new comedy about love, laughter, and larceny

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Stolen Hearts  »

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$10,700,000 (USA)
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Scenes from the The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) appear on the TV in the background when Frank and Roz are in the borrowed mansion. Yaphet Kotto, who plays FBI agent O'Mally in this movie, also appeared in The Thomas Crown Affair; and Denis Leary appeared in the remake, The Thomas Crown Affair (1999). See more »

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As O'Malley walks down the hallway of the house that's been robbed, a member of the camera crew brushes past a potted plant making the branches whip back toward the actors on screen. See more »

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[a local cop is preventing O'Malley from entering a crime scene]
FBI Agent O'Malley: O'Malley, FBI!
Local Cop: O'Malley?
FBI Agent O'Malley: Is there a problem?
Local Cop: No. I just thought you'd be more... , more...
FBI Agent O'Malley: More Irish?
Local Cop: Yeah.
FBI Agent O'Malley: [in a very fake Irish accent] Top o' the fuckin' mornin' to ya!
Local Cop: [embarassed] Yes, sir.
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References Princess Caraboo (1994) See more »

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Just For The Touch Of Your Hand
Written by Shelby Lynne, Jamie O'Hara and Brent Maher
Performed by Shelby Lynne
Produced by Brent Maher
Courtesy of MAGNATONE RECORDS
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Lighthearted entertainment
21 May 2002 | by (Birmingham, Alabama) – See all my reviews

Maybe there's a reason people who live in provinces are called

provincial. Perhaps they expect a "Citizen Kane" or a "Godfather"

every time they step into a theater. Great movies are few and far

between, and about the best you can usually hope for is a

coherent tale told in an entertaining way.

And that "Two If By Sea" certainly is. I give it 9 out of 10 for its

hilarity, subtle performances, niceness, great scenery, and overall

execution. It's a warm movie filled with lots of really zingy little

funnies. It never strays far from its agreeable theme of true love,

and when it does it takes delightful tangents into: pure slapstick

goofiness, devastatingly piercing pricking of the neuveau riche,

adolescence, and even the plight of the city dweller who thinks

he's "out in the country" (as when a terrified Leary draws a .38 on a

tame deer). You have to admire a director who can take as many

potshots at life as "Airplane!" does, and still stay within the context

of a story as cohesive as this one is.

Actually this is one of Denis Leary's finest hours. He portrays a

guy who gets along in life by being tough and irascible, although at

heart he's hard pressed to cope with the world in general and

completely confused by love. Sure his character comes across as

grating -- it's supposed to. But if you can't see past the facade to

the nice guy underneath, you're not much of a moviegoer.

To his excellent work the director adds Sandra Bullock's character,

who is just enough not satisfied with a simple, linear life to throw

Leary into one tailspin after another. Their chemistry is often

prickly, but always centered around the movie's core theme. And it

takes real talent to portray her part with the touch of frustration she

has, without coming across as a bitch. Bullock impressed me by

achieving just the right tone.

And in the end, what more could you want? The good guys all find

ways to win and the bad guy loses his claim to fame and goes

down in flame, blame and shame. Whoooeee!


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