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Small Time Crooks (2000)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  19 May 2000 (USA)
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A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ray
Carolyn Saxon ...
Candy Salesperson
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Frenchy
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Denny
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Tommy
Sam Josepher ...
Real Estate Agent
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Lawrence Howard Levy ...
Dynamite Dealer (as Lawrence Levy)
Diane Bradley ...
Cookie Store Customer
Crystal Field ...
Cookie Store Customer
Cindy Carver ...
Cookie Store Customer
Ray Garvey ...
Cookie Store Customer
Bill Gerber ...
Cookie Store Customer
Olivia Hayman ...
Cookie Store Customer
Laurine Towler ...
Cookie Store Customer
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Storyline

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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Explodes with big-time laughter. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 May 2000 (USA)  »

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Woody Allen Spring Project 1999  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£184,548 (UK) (1 December 2000)

Gross:

ESP 477,699,084 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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Tony Darrow's character is referred to alternately as Tommy Walker and Tommy Beal. See more »

Quotes

Ray: What the hell are you gonna do with a flower shop?
Benny: Burn it down.
Ray: What do you mean, "burn it down"? You're still burning stuff down for insurance?
Benny: I burn everything. That's how I sent two kids through college.
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Soundtracks

Voices of Spring Waltzes Fruhlingstimmen op.110
Written by Johann Strauß
Performed by Vienna State Opera Orchestra (as The Vienna State Opera Orchestra)
Courtesy of Chesky Records
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Hilarious and witty
8 August 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

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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