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The Opportunists -- Vic (Christopher Walken) is a struggling auto mechanic and family man with a safe cracking past and a lot of debt.  When young Michael appears on his doorstep, claiming to be a cousin from Ireland, Vic reluctantly offers shelter and assistance.  Michael wants to benefit from the man he believes is a successful mobster.  What he finds in Vic is completely different. When Michael joins forces with neighborhood guys looking for an easy score, Vic is backed into a corner where one last heist seems the only way out.
The Opportunists -- A struggling auto mechanic with a criminal past agrees to one last heist to pay off his debts.

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Director:
Writer:
Myles Connell (written by)
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Release Date:
11 August 2000 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
When crime is all you know, you've got to take what you can. See more »
Plot:
A struggling auto mechanic with a criminal past agrees to one last heist to pay off his debts. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Cyndi Lauper steals this film. See more (25 total) »

Cast

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Christopher Walken ... Victor 'Vic' Kelly

Peter McDonald ... Michael 'Mikey' Lawler, aka Michael Kelly (as Peter Mcdonald)
Anne Pitoniak ... Aunt Diedre 'Dee'

Kate Burton ... Rest Home Sister

Jim Mayzik ... Rest Home Priest

Vera Farmiga ... Miriam Kelly

Donal Logue ... Pat Duffy

Cyndi Lauper ... Sally Mahon
Paul D'Amato ... Dylan

Wally Dunn ... Harry

Olek Krupa ... Ted Walikaki

Chuck Cooper ... Arnon Morris

John Ortiz ... Ismail Espinoza

José Zúñiga ... Jesus Del Toro (as Jose Zuniga)
Branden Vega ... Tony Del Toro
Patrick Fitzgerald ... Kevin, a Policeman

Rosalyn Coleman ... Kevin's Partner
Claudia Shear ... Gladys, Ransome's Secretary

Jerry Grayson ... Tom Ransome

Tom Noonan ... Mort Stein
Ronnie Farer ... Mrs. Ransome
Ismael Ramirez ... Guard #1
George Smurra ... Guard #2

Kia Goodwin ... Young Nurse (as Kia Joy Goodwin)
Mark Greenfield ... Painter
Erika Greene ... Dylan's Wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lawrence R. Leritz ... Arresting Officer (uncredited)

Steve Nuke ... Thug #1 (uncredited)

Joey Perillo ... Precinct Desk Officer (uncredited)
Marilyn Torres ... Amanda Del Toro (uncredited)

Directed by
Myles Connell 
 
Writing credits
Myles Connell (written by)

Produced by
Jonathan Demme .... executive producer
Martin Fink .... co-producer
David Forrest .... executive producer
Richard E. Johnson .... co-producer
John S. Lyons .... producer (as John Lyons)
Tim Perell .... producer
William Perkins .... line producer
Beau Rogers .... executive producer
Peter Saraf .... executive producer
Edward Saxon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Kurt Hoffman 
 
Cinematography by
Teodoro Maniaci 
 
Film Editing by
Andy Keir 
 
Casting by
Kathleen Chopin 
 
Production Design by
Debbie DeVilla 
 
Art Direction by
Niclas Berry 
 
Set Decoration by
Siobain Flaherty 
 
Costume Design by
Kasia Walicka-Maimone  (as Kasia Walicka Maimone)
 
Makeup Department
Maryann Marchetti .... assistant hair stylist
Maryann Marchetti .... assistant makeup artist
Mia Thoen .... key hair stylist
Mia Thoen .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Howard Gertler .... post-production supervisor
William Perkins .... unit production manager
Libby Richman .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick D. Gibbons .... additional second assistant director (as Patrick Gibbons)
Samantha Lavin .... second second assistant director
Aida Rodgers .... second assistant director
Amanda Slater .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Laura Ballinger .... set dresser
Katharine Watford Cook .... additional set dresser (as Cathy Cook)
David Ellis .... additional set dresser
Michael Houston .... carpenter
Nik Leshay .... art intern
Daniel Maldonado .... set dresser
Adrian Mol .... additional set dresser
Sean O'Connell .... assistant props
Dylan Jude Sheridan .... property master (as Dylan Sheridan)
 
Sound Department
Nancy Cabrera .... foley artist
Eric A. Christoffersen .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Scott Edelson .... boom operator
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Kris .... sound editor
Dave Paterson .... adr engineer
Mary Ellen Porto .... sound editor
Thomas Varga .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Donald John Hewitt .... stunts (as Donald J. Hewitt)
Keith Siglinger .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rick Bean .... additional electrician
Alan Blagg .... additional grip
Hugo Bonilla .... additional grip
Andrew Fishman .... third grip
Eva Flodstrom .... camera loader
Heidi Grunwald .... third grip
David Harges .... additional electrician
James Harker .... second electrician
Patrick R. Heffernan .... best boy
Patrick R. Heffernan .... grip
Marc Hillygus .... first assistant camera
Chandler Kauffman .... camera loader
John Krause .... best boy grip
Dan Kubicek .... additional electrician
Martin Nowlan .... best boy electric
Ismael Ramirez .... still photographer
Steve Ramsey .... gaffer
Timothy Reilly .... electric intern (as Timothy 'Lopez' Reilly)
Timothy Reilly .... grip (as Timothy 'Lopez' Reilly)
Amy Silverman .... second assistant camera
Peter Vietro-Hannum .... key grip
Bryan Wachtel .... additional electrician
Franz Wise .... additional electrician
 
Casting Department
Abe Forman-Greenwald .... casting associate
Karen Meisels .... casting associate
Anthony Ortiz .... extras casting (as Dust)
Jessy Terrero .... extras casting: T & T Casting
Ulysses Terrero .... extras casting: T & T Casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heather Bursch .... wardrobe intern
Cara Czekanski .... assistant costume designer
Linette Del Monico .... wardrobe supervisor
Mark Hoppel .... costume constructor
Terri Wilkerson .... wardrobe intern
Stenia Zielinska .... costume constructor
 
Editorial Department
Catherine Anderson .... negative matcher: JG Films (as Cathy Anderson)
Beth Moran .... first assistant editor
Edith R. Newman .... apprentice editor (as Edith E. Newman)
Dave Pultz .... color timer (as David Pultz)
 
Location Management
Jennifer Quesenbery .... assistant location manager
Matthew A. Schwartz .... location manager (as Matthew Schwartz)
Marcus Woods .... location assistant
 
Music Department
Junah Chung .... musician: viola
Dickie Dworkin .... musician: drums
Sean Haney .... score mixer
Sean Haney .... score recordist
Michael Hill .... music supervisor
Kurt Hoffman .... musician: reeds and accordion
Pauline Kim .... musician: violin
Adam Kolker .... musician: reeds
Rick Kriska .... musician: reeds
Conway Kuo .... musician: violin
Dan Levinson .... musician
Frank London .... musician: trumpet
David Phillips .... musician: bass
David Strauss .... musician: guitar
Bill Ware III .... musician: vibraphone
Bill Ware .... music recordist
Bill Ware .... musician
Krzysztof Witek .... musician: violin
Garo Yellin .... musician: cello
 
Transportation Department
George Campbell .... driver
Maurice F. Fitzgerald Jr. .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Jonathan Behar .... intern
Joshua A. Bell .... assistant accountant (as Joshua Bell)
Dar Billingham .... stand-in: Cyndi Lauper
Maurice Cabrera .... parking coordinator
Lillian Chuang .... set production assistant
Joe Dapello .... legal counsel: Frankfurt, Garbus, Klein and Selz (as Joseph Dapello)
Debora Degnan O'Neill .... production secretary (as Debora Degnan)
Maureen Duffy .... completion bond: Film Finances
Jacqueline Eckhouse .... legal counsel: Frankfurt, Garbus, Klein and Selz
Stephen Espinoza .... legal counsel: Greenburg, Gluscker, Fields, Claman and Machtinger
James Espy .... set production assistant
Rob Feld .... production resources
Howard Gertler .... production executive: Eureka Pictures
Donovan Girard .... craft service (as Donavin Girard)
Becky Glupczynski .... production coordinator
Vanessa Hoffman .... set production assistant
Gina Jarrin .... unit publicist
Eric Kim .... production associate: Clinica Estetico
Jenny Kubo .... assistant to director
Brandon Laurino .... intern
Thomas 'Redd' Laws .... set production assistant
Michael J. Luisi .... legal counsel: Frankfurt, Garbus, Klein and Selz (as Michael Luisi)
Kelly Markus .... assistant to producer
April Merl .... production accountant (as April D. Merl)
Ross Miller .... insurance: D.R. Reiff & Associates
Laraine S. Mills .... craft service
Meg Mullen .... assistant production coordinator
Susan Norget .... unit publicist
David Pagan .... set production assistant
Arik D. Penchina .... key set production assistant
David Porras .... set production assistant
Leslie Richards .... legal consultant
Paula Schmit .... completion bond: Film Finances
Silvio Spadavecchia .... office production assistant
Mark A. Stankevich .... legal counsel: Greenburg, Gluscker, Fields, Claman and Machtinger (as Mark Stankevich)
Joseph Stevens .... intern
Spring Sutter .... post-production accountant
Tanya Tedeschi .... intern
Michael L. Walker .... set production assistant (as Michael Walker)
David Welch .... script supervisor
Jason Wells .... intern
Kurt Woolner .... completion bond: Film Finances
Aileen Zaslowsky .... intern
 
Thanks
Howard Bernstein .... thanks
Marti Blumenthal .... thanks
Jonathan Cavendish .... special thanks
Maureen Connell .... special thanks
Tim Corrie .... thanks
Jonathan Curling .... thanks
Nadia Dajani .... thanks
Joe Dapello .... special thanks (as Joseph Dapello)
Wendy Doyle .... thanks
David Du Bois .... thanks
Patrick Fitzgerald .... special thanks
Scott Fleischer .... special thanks
Chuck Fuller .... thanks
Rosie Gapper .... thanks
John Guillermin .... special thanks
Michelle Guillermin .... special thanks
Nye Heron .... thanks
Amy Hobby .... thanks
Scott Hudson .... special thanks
Michael Ironside .... thanks
Cathryn Jaymen .... thanks
Caroline Kaplan .... thanks
Jeanette King-Segnini .... thanks
Tony Maimone .... thanks
Jim Mayzik .... thanks (as Father Jim Mayaik)
Craig McKay .... thanks
John Miller .... thanks
Helena Mulherns .... thanks
Neil Murphy .... thanks
Timothy Naylor .... thanks (as Tim Naylor)
Mark Netter .... thanks
Bill Nisselson .... thanks
James O'Malley .... thanks
Rob Patterson .... thanks
Maggie Pope .... special thanks
Ismael Ramirez .... special thanks
Robert Redford .... thanks
Mark Richard .... thanks
Michelle Satter .... thanks
Jonathan Sehring .... thanks
Claudia Shear .... thanks
Frank Shouldice .... special thanks
Ilene Staple .... thanks
David Stewart .... thanks
Nick Tanis .... thanks
Matthew Wilson .... thanks
Alan Wright .... thanks
Linda Young .... thanks
 

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Rated R for language
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90 min
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Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When he is using the ratchet wrench, it is turning the bolt when it is clicking. A ratchet clicks on the return stroke not on the tightening stroke.See more »
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Ransome's Car MusicSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Cyndi Lauper steals this film., 7 March 2005
Author: hi_from_darren from Australia

Even though it's not a big budget film, it is the acting that makes this movie so enjoyable to watch. Each of the actors gives a believable performance.

I already knew that she was a very talented singer/songwriter but who would have guessed that Cyndi Lauper was such a wonderful actor. It's a pity that she didn't have a larger role. I hope that she continues with her acting.

The DVD contains absolutely no extras - not even the movie trailer. It was never given a cinema release in Austalia but turned up on DVD at a budget price.

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