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The Score (2001)

An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.

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André (as Jean Rene Ouellet)
Martin Drainville ...
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Sapperstein
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Woman in Study (as Marie-Josee D'Amours)
Gavin Svensson ...
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Storyline

Nick Wells, a professional criminal, decides to leave the business for good, since he nearly got caught on his last job. His plan is to live in peace with his girl Diane, running his Montreal jazz club. Soon afterward, Max, his good friend and financial partner, comes along with an offer Nick can't refuse: A historical and priceless French scepter has been discovered while being smuggled into the country. It is now under massive surveillance in the Montreal Customs House, and soon to be returned to France. Nick has to team up with Max's man inside, the young, talented and aggressive thief Jack Teller to get the precious item. Only one question remains: Who will trick whom out of their share? Written by JungleBunny

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There are no partners in crime

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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13 July 2001 (USA)  »

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Cuenta final  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,018,807 (USA) (15 July 2001)

Gross:

$71,069,884 (USA) (14 October 2001)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Edward Norton scripted the "talent in the choices" scene between Nick and Jackie. See more »

Goofs

During the scene in which Nick and Diane discuss their future over champagne, their glasses are fuller in long shots than in close-ups. See more »

Quotes

Steven's Mother: [calling from upstairs] Steven, want some lunch?
Steven: [throwing an empty soda can at the stairs] I'm on the phone, bitch!
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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.83 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Easy Living
Written by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
Performed by Clifford Brown
Courtesy of Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc., under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Mastering suspense without violence
3 July 2004 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

I found The Score a very rare treat in the era of Kill Bill 2 and Die Hard 9. In The Score there is plenty of suspense but very little violence. If I explain this too much, I will spoil.

Except for lots of swear words, this is clearly PG-13, and provides a strong lesson in how to craft an action movie without a lot of explosions and gunfights. Plus: three generations of Method actors is a real treat, with Brando playful and seemingly content, DeNiro cool beyond cool, and Norton riffing away the whole movie. [Regarding DeNiro: what's cooler than a) managing a sleek jazz club, in b) sleek Montreal, with c) Angela Bassett as your sleek flight attendant girlfriend?!] Rent it soon >> it's a sleeper.


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