Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.
Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
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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The movie poster is based on an NYPD campaign from the 70s with the phrase "Never Give a Criminal an Even Break". See more »
When Denny, Ray, Tommy and Benny first begin digging the tunnel, while discussing who can use the drill, Denny calls Ray (played by Woody Allen) Woody. See more »
You've lost it all, Frenchy. Or rather, you've been swindled out of it all.
You mean I got...?
Nothing, Mrs. Winkler. You have nothing. No-no house, no bank account, nothing but a couple of large, outstanding loans which we feel you can best deal with by filing for bankruptcy.
Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy? No, I'm not up to the b-word yet!
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Woody Allen marking time...comedy coasts for a while on some good one-liners
One-note reworking of 1942's "Larceny, Inc." about a low-class New York couple who conspire to rob a bank, but who instead find financial success through their own ruse: by opening a bakery right next door. Writer-director-star Woody Allen doesn't appear to have his heart invested in this material (it seems a little cheeky and overtly commercial for him), though there are some good laughs after a sloppy opening. Colorful, squirrelly supporting players keep it bubbling happily for about an hour, but Allen's third act finishes limply. Slapstick chaos is no longer Woody's forte; he resorts to brash heckling to get his script over the hump, and he's hindered further by Zhao Fei's dark, disappointing cinematography. ** from ****
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