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Bandits (2001)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  12 October 2001 (USA)
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Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.

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Two convicts, one charismatic (Willis) and the other a hypochondriac (Thornton), break out of prison and immediately start a bank robbing spree, kidnapping bank managers, spending the night with their families, then going with the managers in the morning to rob the banks. Using a dim-witted stunt man as their getaway driver and lookout, the three successfully pull off several jobs (even gaining the attention of a television show about American criminals), and become known as "The Sleepover Bandits." Things are going great until the bank managers begin to realize that the robbers are non-violent and therefore no threat to them or their employees, changing the game for the Bandits. To add to the complications, a bored & unhappy housewife (Blanchett) ends up in the hands of the criminals, and begins to have romantic feelings for both Willis and Thornton, causing a sticky love triangle. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Two's Company, Three's A Crime.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content, language and violence | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,330,135 (France) (18 January 2002)

Gross:

$41,523,271 (USA) (1 February 2002)
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Billy Bob Thornton has a phobia of antique furniture in real life, and the producers wrote it in as part of his character. See more »

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The tire blows on the ambulance, but as the ambulance flips over, the same tire is seen to be intact. See more »

Quotes

Harvey: What about the mini-van?
Terry: You leave it here.
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Terry: I appreciate that. But as it's a stolen mini-van it's probably best that you leave it here.
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All the Tired Horses
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One Last Big Score
18 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story of two unlikely bank robbers, a sexy accomplice, and a would-be movie stunt man who come together for one last big score. The story is complex enough to keep your attention right up until the surprise ending. Beyond that, though, this is an ensemble character study with four wonderful actors and it is a pleasure to watch them work. Bruce Willis is a tough guy with a believable sensitive side. Billy Bob Thornton is a hypochondriac with a penchant for making trivial observations at extremely critical times. Billy Bob enjoys doing different characters and this is a memorable one. Cate Blanchett is a beautiful woman running from a failed marriage who falls in love with both men. Troy Garity is a cowboy stunt man whose lapses in judgment are made forgivable by his love for his work. This is, for Garity, a very different character from role in "Barbershop". The movie is beautifully filmed in interesting places and there are even a few classy automobiles around. If you enjoy a good story, some action, and good actors working well together, I recommend that you rent this one.


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