6.7/10
31,244
193 user 128 critic

Small Time Crooks (2000)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 19 May 2000 (USA)
Trailer
0:32 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.

Director:

Writer:

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An insurance investigator and an efficency expert who hate each other are both hypnotized by a crooked hypnotist with a jade scorpion into stealing jewels.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Greg Stebner, Woody Allen, John Tormey
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A director is forced to work with his ex-wife, who left him for the boss of the studio bankrolling his new film. But the night before the first day of shooting, he develops a case of psychosomatic blindness.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Téa Leoni, Bob Dorian
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the 1930s, jazz guitarist Emmet Ray idolizes Django Reinhardt, faces gangsters and falls in love with a mute woman.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Sean Penn, Samantha Morton, Ben Duncan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When he discovers his adopted son is a genius, a New York sportswriter seeks out the boy's birth mother: a ditzy prostitute and porn star.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Mira Sorvino, Pamela Blair
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two alternating stories, one comedy and the other tragedy, about Melinda's attempts to straighten out her life.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Will Ferrell, Vinessa Shaw, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a troubled marriage while her stepsister gets engaged.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Goldie Hawn, Julia Roberts
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jerry Adler
Anything Else (2003)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Jerry Falk learns a lesson the hard way when he falls head over heels in love with a beautiful but flighty girl, Amanda.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In New York in 1928, a struggling playwright is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: John Cusack, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Tilly
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their own marriage.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Sydney Pollack
Celebrity (1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judy Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ray
Carolyn Saxon ...
Candy Salesperson
...
Frenchy
...
Denny
...
Tommy
Sam Josepher ...
Real Estate Agent
...
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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They took a bite out of crime. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Woody Allen Spring Project 1999  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,880,723 (USA) (19 May 2000)

Gross:

$17,071,230 (USA) (4 August 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Mono)| (Mono)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie poster is based on an NYPD campaign from the 70s with the phrase "Never Give a Criminal an Even Break". See more »

Goofs

The box of "Belgian" chocolates in the opening scenes is clearly a box of Perugina chocolates, an Italian brand. See more »

Quotes

May Sloane: Then the lights begin to flash. Little pinpoints of light. Then my tongue turns black and I can't swallow.
Dr. Henske: Really?
May Sloane: The diagnosis is Parkinson's, but they think it could be the Ebola virus, or mad cow disease.
See more »

Connections

Features High Sierra (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

With Plenty of Money and You
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Hal Kemp
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
now he's making fun of rich New Yorkers
12 June 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I would have never expected a movie like "Small Time Crooks", but one would have to imagine that it could only come from Woody Allen. He plays loser Ray Winkler, who plans to pull off a big heist. But of course, he needs a cover. So, his wife Frenchy (Tracey Ullman) opens a cookie shop above the tunnel that Ray is digging, and lo and behold, the cookie shop is a smash hit, and they never pull off the heist! A year later, Ray and Frenchy are fabulously wealthy, to the point where "60 Minutes" reporter Steve Krofft interviews them. But this all starts exposing the problems in their lives. Maybe crime would have paid after all! Above all, this movie shows that Woody Allen does best when just going for straight comedy. I would say that this was his funniest movie since "Mighty Aphrodite". Also starring are Elaine May, Jon Lovitz and Hugh Grant. You're sure to like it.


11 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anybody liked this film ? N0cturne
Polish Carpool clearancesale
A piece of Velvet and a trained mouse...? smokan
Original Story from Car 54? BYellin
Damon Dexter? nzeitner
Elaine May (cousin May) - Born 1932 (?) dnoam
Discuss Small Time Crooks (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?