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Thick as Thieves (1999)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  9 April 1999 (Italy)
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Two master thieves go at odds with one another as one sets the other up for a crime. The first, a suave pro who does his job and then hides in his own privacy, listening to old jazz records... See full summary »

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Waiter
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Janet
Erich Anderson ...
Tenesco
Cecil 'Shuckey Duckey' Armstrong ...
Butch
Tom Babuscio ...
Ray (as Thomas Babuscio)
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Mackin
Reginald Ballard ...
Sugar Bear
Richard Beatty ...
Benny (as Rick Beatty)
Eric Bizot ...
Claude
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Dink
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Restaurant Patron
David Byrd ...
Capetti
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Ricky
Sandra Cusimano ...
Maria
Michelle Davison ...
Mother
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Two master thieves go at odds with one another as one sets the other up for a crime. The first, a suave pro who does his job and then hides in his own privacy, listening to old jazz records and caring for his ailing dog, Wally. The other is a local gangster with a taste for the finer life, who decides to eliminate the competition. This ignites a war between the two men and their aides. An angry mob boss and a female police officer try to sort the mess before things get too out of hand. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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It's all about payback.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language, violence and some drug use | See all certifications »
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9 April 1999 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Last Bandit  »

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Trivia

The turntable in Mackin's apartment is a Technics SL-1200MKII. The Technics logo on the shell is clearly covered with a black marker though, probably due to the lack of endorsement kickback. See more »

Goofs

Among "Thanks to" (corporate contributors) in end titles: "Calvin Kelin", an obvious typo for Calvin Klein. See more »

Quotes

Riles: I don't want to know if you gave Williams the motel. See, if you gave up the motel, I'd probably have to whack you. Instead, what I'm gonna do is let bygones be bygones. That's the whole problem here. No one wants to let go of the past. Well, I'm letting go of the past, Ricky, 'cause guys like you and me, we have to worry about the future. Am I right?
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References The Waltons (1971) See more »

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This is the Year (Go Hard)
by Junk Yard Band
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Great entertainment
19 December 2000 | by (Newcastle) – See all my reviews

I borrowed this film of a friend who said it was one of the best he'd seen in a long time,at first i wasn't sure what it would be like due to the fact i'd never heard anything about it,but after watching it i was amazed that it hadn't come out at the cinema,this was a truly good film. The movie has a great script with some memorable lines,as well as a good jazz soundtrack,but also an excellent cast who give some of the best performances i've seen in a long time. Michael Jai White is awesome as Pointy Williams,the smooth black Ghetto Gangster who's trying to become an upmarket buisnessman. Praises must be given to Reginald Ballard who plays the hard hitting Sugar Bear who seems to be the main muscle in Pointies operation.But the best performance of the film must be given to Andre Braugher who plays Dink,a streetwise gangster who knows the score and is Pointies right hand man,he reminds me of Isiah Washington playing Mac in Romeo Must Die. If you watch this then you are guaranteed a good nights entertainment.


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