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Bandits (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 12 October 2001 (USA)
Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.

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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Two's Company, Three's A Crime.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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12 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,050,700 (USA) (14 October 2001)

Gross:

$41,575,141 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the bank they rob at the end is the Alamo Bank. Billy Bob Thornton later starred in The Alamo (2004). See more »

Goofs

When Dog does the falling stunt off of his house he is shown falling forward and lands on his back with his head facing the house. When they cut to the angle from the roof he is shown kicking his feet out in front of him and landing with his feet away from the house. See more »

Quotes

Harvey: I don't know. Kate's a special lady.
Terry: Kate is an iceberg waiting for the Titanic.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits on the left side of the screen, you see 2 events happening: 1) Harvey and Claire (the Pink Boots girl) getting married in Mexico & 2) Some more outtake footage from the bandits' interview with Darren Head. See more »

Connections

Featured in Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #10.3 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lion Sleeps Tonight
(1961)
Original Music and Lyrics by Solomon Linda
Written by Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss (as George Weiss) and Luigi Creatore
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A must see !
29 November 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I Think this is the first movie I saw starring Cate Blanchett, since Bandits I watched every single movie with this wonderful actress . She is just brilliant, hilarious, beautiful, charismatic : she IS the perfect actress! When you put Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton beside her, and Barry Levinson who directs her ... It's a magical reaction on the screen !!!

If you're searching for a good comedy, a breathless thriller, a well done action film, Bandits is for you, because it mixes all those movies in a single one, and it's impossible to resist when there's such a great cast in front of you.

It deserves its Golden Globe Nominations !


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