Lawrence and Freddie are con-men; big-time and small time respectively. They unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this town (on the French Mediterranean coast) aint big... See full summary »
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.
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
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The film contains several references to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short story 'The Red-Headed League,' including the plot to break into a bank through the basement of an adjacent storefront and Frenchy's attempt memorize the contents of the dictionary. 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 »
Well I wanna be the real thing! and you better wise up coz if grow and you stay as stupid as you are we're gonna have big problems Ray!
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I didn't think too much of Small Time Crooks the first time I saw it but I absolutely LOVED it the second time. Great jokes , lovely score , amazing cinematography by Zhao Fei. If that's Woody losing it as some people suggest , then I'm all up for it-great stuff , keep 'em coming , Woodsman!!!!! 9 out of 10.
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