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Thick as Thieves (1999)

R | | Crime, Drama | 9 April 1999 (Italy)
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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Cast

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Waiter
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Janet
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Tenesco
Cecil 'Shuckey Duckey' Armstrong ...
Butch
Tom Babuscio ...
Ray (as Thomas Babuscio)
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Mackin
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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)  »

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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

[last lines]
Mackin, 'The Thief': You are one ugly dog.
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Fugue
by The Swingle Single
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Revenge and mob etiquette.......
23 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alec Baldwin gives an edgy performance, not unlike his similar character in "Miami Blues", as a professional thief who sometimes works for the Chicago mob. When a deal in Detroit goes bad and he is set up by the local hoods, Baldwin's escalating war of revenge pushes the mob to take appropriate action. Good character development, smart dialog, and an excellent supporting cast, lift "Thick as Thieves" well above the usual crime drama. There are unexpected moments of dark humor, intermingled with the not too subtle violence. This smart, action-packed film is far more entertaining than some of Tatantino's supposed "classics". Seek it out. - MERK


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