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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Jean-René Ouellet ...
André (as Jean Rene Ouellet)
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Jean-Claude
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Sapperstein
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Woman in Study (as Marie-Josee D'Amours)
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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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Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,018,807 (USA) (13 July 2001)

Gross:

$71,069,884 (USA) (12 October 2001)
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Ben Affleck was offered the role of Jackie, but turned it down. See more »

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Nick uses a PVS-14 night vision monocular to see the IR beams while he is in the basement about to go into the cage containing the safe. However IR beams do not show up red, they show up white when using night vision devices. See more »

Quotes

Nick: Have you lost your fucking mind?
Max: Yes, years ago!
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References Die Hard (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Make It Up As I Go
Words and Music by David Foster and Amy Foster-Gillies (as Amy Gillies)
Performed by Diana Krall
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
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Average score

A by-the-numbers heist movie.

You won't find anything innovative here. A veteran thief looking for his "last job" so he can retire. A young "know-it-all" thief. The bankroller who brings it together. The girlfriend who wants the veteran to retire.

The roles are comfortable, the characters familiar. At least they're acted well. De Niro turns in one of the performances he *always* turns in of late. He breezes through the scenes providing satisfactory drama but doing *nothing* memorable. You will forget the character's name by the time the credits are done.

Brando... I'm not sure why he was in this, other than to place him in a movie with De Niro. He was fine as the money man but, given his legend, you just expect so much more.

Norton did the best. Maybe he's young enough to still give the extra effort and not just play the role adequately but try to breathe life into it as well.

The job itself is also routine. We have the valuable target. The nearly impregnable holding spot. The plans, the tunnels, the cameras. *yawn*

Oh well. If you just need an evening movie to relax with, this will do. As I said, all elements (acting, story, direction) are fine and you won't feel like you've wasted your time.

You also won't remember it tomorrow.

5 out of 10.


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