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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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Cheri
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Lawrence Fife
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Anthony Burch ...
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Release Date:

12 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Outlaws  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,050,700, 14 October 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,575,141

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,631,903
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Darren Head, the host of "Criminals at Large" was supposedly based on John Walsh from America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988). See more »

Goofs

A sign saying "Bay View Bank" (the real name of the bank they used for filming) is briefly visible as Joe and Terry rob the "San Andreas Bank". See more »

Quotes

[Kate starts reciting the lines to "Total Eclipse of the Heart". Joe joins in]
Kate: Oh my god! I can't believe you KNOW that song!
Joe: Yeah. Bonnie Tyler. "Total Eclipse of the Heart". It's the ultimate sappy chick song.
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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

Referenced in Confidence (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Long Way Home
(uncredited)
Written by J.J. Cale
Performed by J.J. Cale
[Played just after the first bank robbery]
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SUPER Funny!
9 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is about the best you can get! Although I am not a crook, I was rooting for the bad guys in this movie (which you have to do in order to enjoy it!) I laughed so hard, and was excited the whole way through. Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thorton are outstanding actors, and do a great job in this movie. Filming in my home state of Oregon, their are great locations throughout this film! After escaping from Oregon State Penitentiary, they have quite a fun-filled journey to Portland, and then make their way south through Oregon towards my home in Southern Oregon. The one thing that comes between them is a woman! Still, they find their way through it somehow, and the ending is the BEST and most surprising I have ever seen!

Best of all, it was filmed in my home state of Oregon (except for the end.) Anyway, this movie is excellent, well done, VERY funny, and has a VERY surprising end. I would recommend it to anybody with a good sense of humor. I give it an A+, and on the 1-10 scale, a 10!


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