Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him.
Dishwasher and small-fry criminal Ray hits on a plan with his partners in crime to re-open a local pizza place and dig through to the bank down the street. As his wife can't cook pizza but does great cookies, that's what they sell. While the no-hope tunnellers get lost underground, the cookie operation really takes off and the team find themselves rich business people. But the other local money isn't quite ready to accept them. Written by
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Woody Allen places a large gumball machine in one of the opening scenes to create a link between his character, Winkler, and fellow inept criminal Virgil Starkwell from his other film Take the Money and Run (1969). See more »
Shown the house where writer Henry James(whom her husband confuses with band leader Harry James) once lived, the culturally challenged Frenchy announces that James was author of "The Heiress" (which she mispronounces as "hair-ess"). In reality, "The Heiress" was the title shared by a movie and a stage play, each inspired by James's novel "Washington Square"; James never wrote anything called "The Heiress". See more »
What the hell are you gonna do with a flower shop?
Burn it down.
What do you mean, "burn it down"? You're still burning stuff down for insurance?
I burn everything. That's how I sent two kids through college.
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This film is about a bunch of thieves getting the grand idea of breaking into a bank's vault, but other things happen along the way and they end up doing something else.
This is a Woody Allen style film, there is no doubt about it. It is witty, fun and ironic. The film is very dialog heavy and very quick paced when it comes to the lines, with one actor's line almost overlapping another. I think it is a strength of Woody Allen's films, as the dialog is clever and humorous. The plot is just hilarious and great. The unexpectedly successful business of the cookie shop is so funny! This film provides a great entertainment for the evening.
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