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The book that David and Frenchy are discussing seems to be "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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David makes a comment about having a painting in a closet quietly aging. This is a reference to 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde.
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).
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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.
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Woody Allen claims he cast Tracey Ullman because she's one of the few comedians that makes him laugh.
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The quote, "The only thing missing from this guy is a piece of velvet and a pet mouse...", is a reference of "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck.
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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".
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Same plot as Larceny, Inc. (1942), with Edward G. Robinson. Instead of a luggage store, the setting is a bakery.
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In the beginning of the film, Allen's character Ray wants to rent a storefront next to the bank, only to learn that someone by the name of "Nettie Goldberg" has already leased it- Nettie was Allen's real life mother's name.
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This was Woody Allen's first movie in a deal of five with DreamWorks Pictures.
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