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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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Rated R for language, violence and some drug use | See all certifications »
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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 »

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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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Unknown, Unappreciated And Unbelievably Good
25 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's good to know from reading the user comments here that others are out there who've seen this film (probably on DVD) and enjoyed it as much as me. I don't recall when or where I bought this movie, or what motivated me to do so, but I'm awfully glad I did. Normally, a film's director is the major force in attracting me to buy a film on DVD. Since I had never heard of Scott Sanders, it surely must have been the presence of so many good actors which influenced me to do so. However, if this man never makes another film, he still has made a significant contribution with this one. The actors execute Sander's tight, fast-paced script superbly, as the film flies by so quickly, I was disappointed it was over. Alec Baldwin as the Mafia-connected thief, Bruce Greenwood as his sarcastic sidekick, a black guy whose name I didn't know, who plays Greenwood's foil and sidekick #2, together form a formidable trio of robbers with great chemistry, and much, much sly humor. Pit them against pseudo-sophisticated gang leader Michael Jai White, carelessly arrogant of his bigotry against the "Eyetalians," his #2, a quietly smooth Andre Braugher, and their entourage of bungling underlings, then throw in the middle, laid-back detective Rebecca De Mornay and you have a great crew to execute all the controlled anarchy which ensues. Great acting all around from these fine people. But, it doesn't stop there. There are three or four more guys and gals, again whose names I didn't know, who make vital acting contributions in sizable roles. This is not a "funny, ha ha" type film, but its serious nature is always undermined by subtle comedic touches. If there is a serious weakness in the film, I didn't see it. Director Sanders wrote a great story, recruited a team of top-notch talent, mixed it all together and came out with one great film. I've put myself on notice to see if Scott Sanders shows his face again, but so far ... This film was made in 1998. He has plenty of time, but, c'mon now.


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