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The Opportunists (2000)

A struggling auto mechanic with a criminal past agrees to one last heist to pay off his debts.

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Michael 'Mikey' Lawler, aka Michael Kelly (as Peter Mcdonald)
Anne Pitoniak ...
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Sally Mahon
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Arnon Morris
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Ismail Espinoza
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Jesus Del Toro (as Jose Zuniga)
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Tony Del Toro
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Storyline

Vic is a struggling auto mechanic with a safe-cracking past and a lot of debt. His girlfriend runs a bar and offers to loan him the money she's saved for remodeling, but Vic is reluctant to take it. When a long-lost cousin from Ireland shows up on his doorstep, the two team up for one last heist. Written by Anonymous

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When crime is all you know, you've got to take what you can. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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11 August 2000 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$46,967 (USA) (11 August 2000)

Gross:

$581,142 (USA) (3 November 2000)
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Goofs

When they are renovating the bar, the painter in the background is moving the paint roller up and down the wall, but no paint is transferring onto the wall. See more »

Crazy Credits

Thanks to Ma Connell and the clan. Special thanks to Adele, Bobby and the rest of the gang at Buffa's. See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Red Buckets
Written by Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan and James McNew
Performed by Yo La Tengo
Published by Roshashauna Music/Excellent Classical Songs (BMI)
Courtesy of Matador Records
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Like "The Florentine" , "The Opportunists" is quiet but good .......
17 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Definitely low key, with only a nosebleed of violence, this caper movie is both unpredictable and entertaining. Christopher Walken, Cyndi Lauper, along with the entire cast, are excellent. What drives the film into above average territory is tremendous character development. We actually get to know who is pulling the heist, rather than rushing into it. So what you get is a very quiet film with likable characters who you care about. If you are looking for an edge of your seat high tech robbery movie, avoid this. If on the other hand you would like to relax and take time to understand some interesting thieves, seek out "The Opportunists". - MERK


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