Thick as Thieves (1999)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cecil 'Shuckey Duckey' Armstrong ...
Tom Babuscio ...
Ray (as Thomas Babuscio)
Reginald Ballard ...
Sugar Bear
Richard Beatty ...
Benny (as Rick Beatty)
Eric Bizot ...
Restaurant Patron
David Byrd ...
Sandra Cusimano ...
Michelle Davison ...


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 <>

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It's all about payback.


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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This was one of those.
29 June 2002 | by (Mesa, AZ) – See all my reviews

This ranks up there with "Freeway" and "Truth or Consequences, NM" as far as pleasant surprises go. Those movies with semi-interesting covers at the video store that you chck out on a whim. The ones you really know nothing about, and sit there slack-jawed half way through the movie wondering if it can really continue to be this good until the end, and then nearly shiz yourself when it actually is.

This was one of those.

Only I'd first heard about it from the Sundance film guide, and I rented it through Netflix. I knew Alec Baldwin was the main star, but that can be good or bad... that was about it.

Now don't go in expecting some kind of The English Patient granduer - just renting the friggin' movie, eat your salty snack, sip your icey beverage, and enjoy a good crime movie.

I'd never heard of the director, so I looked him up...Nothing. he's done nothing else, and has nothing in the can. Somebody find this guy, cause he put together a very smooth, nearly perfect movie. Alec was in excellent form. The supporting actors did a hell of a job. The plot AND sub plots were timely and substantial. Just the right amount of humor too. Now I got to wait another year or so for my next pleasant surprise.

Rating: A

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