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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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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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,050,700 (USA) (12 October 2001)

Gross:

$41,523,271 (USA) (1 February 2002)
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Trivia

The movie that Cheri and Phil are watching is The Great Escape (1963), starring, among others, Steve McQueen. McQueen earlier had played a bank robber in The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959), and later starred in the original The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) as the ring-leader of a gang of bank robbers, and The Getaway (1972), as a recently-paroled bank robber. See more »

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When Joe and Terry break out of prison, just before they smash through the front gate, a black container with glass in front (housing a camera) and silver cables can be seen on the ground behind the gate from one angle. See more »

Quotes

Joe: Got the gun?
[the back window of the car they are driving gets shot out]
Terry: No.
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Connections

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

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Just the Two of Us
(1981)
Written by Ralph MacDonald, William Salter and Bill Withers
Performed by Grover Washington Jr. and Bill Withers
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Bill Withers appears courtesy of Columbia Records
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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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