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The Score (2001)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Romance  |  13 July 2001 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jean-René Ouellet ...
André (as Jean Rene Ouellet)
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Claude Despins ...
Sapperstein's Cousin
Woman in Study (as Marie-Josee D'Amours)
Gavin Svensson ...
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 July 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuenta final  »

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Box Office


$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$1,649,345 (Italy) (2 November 2001)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When fighting in Jackie's apartment, Burt is shown slamming Jackie's face into the kitchen counter twice. He was filmed doing it only once; the second slam was created with precise editing. See more »


When Max writes the location for Nick to exchange the scepter for the money, he doesn't give it to Nick. As Nick leaves, his hands are empty and we didn't see him put it in his pocket. A long shot of Max shows that the paper is no where in sight. See more »


Nick: If you want me to do this, you gotta pay me what's right. It's gotta be that way.
Max: [Indignant] I always pay you what's right.
Nick: You always think you do. I always know what you pay me. It's not always right.
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Referenced in Pick Me!: Episode #1.18 (2015) See more »


Here Comes the Morning
Written by Gerald Elms, Terry T. Jones, Helen Bruner and David Banks
Performed by G Club
Courtesy of G Club Productions
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User Reviews

Not bad, but...
22 December 2001 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

First of all, I didn't hate this movie. The acting was good, the locations were colorful and interesting, and I wasn't bored. (Even though the plot of the movie moved slowly, each scene was interesting for one thing or another.) But we've all seen this basic plot many times. Sometimes seeing a formula once again can be fun, if it's filled with energy or a different perspective. But this movie just seemed content to present what we've seen before, and add nothing new to them. If you're bored this movie will do, but I don't think it's one to go out of your way for.

(P.S. - Fans of Brando and Bassett will be disappointed; not only are their roles very small, but their parts could easily have been written out with no real consequence to the story.)

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