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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
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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 ...
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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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When Mackin goes to the store and buys an LP: "Look To The Rainbow" with Walter Wanderley on organ and piano. See more »

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

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Pointy: From Gary huh, let me tell you where I'm from. A little place called "fresh off a nigga's ass." You just made me homesick.
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References The Waltons (1971) See more »

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Java Mieux
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an altogether well-made film
9 May 2003 | by (da world) – See all my reviews

So I'm visiting my brother's house bored to tears and channel-surfing like crazy. All of the sudden, i catch Thick as Thieves coming on. I had never heard of it and the intro was pretty quirky, so i gave it a shot. This movie is one of those best-keep-secrets that most people don't notice. It's not a comdey per se, and not really an action or a Tarantino-esque movie, it kind stands in its own class. The situations the characters get in and out of are humorous-- not "LMAO" funny, just amusingly funny wry. The pacing, casting, the characters, the acting and direction are all top notch and very well fleshed out. So far, anyone i've personally recommended Thick as Thieves to has enjoyed. Hopefully you will, too.


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