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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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Cast

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Max
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Burt
Paul Soles ...
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Laurent
Jean-René Ouellet ...
André (as Jean Rene Ouellet)
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Jean-Claude
Claude Despins ...
Albert
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Sapperstein
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Sapperstein's Cousin
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Woman in Study (as Marie-Josee D'Amours)
Gavin Svensson ...
Man in Study
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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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Taglines:

There are no partners in crime

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,018,807, 15 July 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$71,069,884, 14 October 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,579,918, 31 December 2002
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Robert De Niro accepts Marlon Brando's offer, but only for more money so he can retire, is reminiscent of a scene in Midnight Run (1988) where De Niro accepts Joe Pantoliano's offer but only for more money so he can retire. See more »

Goofs

During Max and Nick's first meeting in Nick's jazz club, the level of Nick's drink fluctuates randomly. 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

References Blue's Clues (1996) 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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Modern Crime Movie Where Acting Takes Precedence Over Action
21 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Excellent acting is the attraction in this low-key heist movie, which only gets into high gear in the last 30 minutes of the two hours, and features some nice twists. Otherwise, it's a bit talky with a few lulls.

However, I still found it interesting thanks to Edward Norton's superb acting. His character, "Jack Teller" was very intriguing. Robert De Niro, as "Nick Wells" also was good to watch. De Niro rarely is boring. The third major player here is the even-more famous Marlon Brando, who only is referred to as "Max." This certainly isn't one of his more appealing roles but then, how many did he play since the '60s anyway? He - like Norton and De Niro - always grabs your attention regardless of the role, too.

Set in Canada, there were great shots of Montreal in this film, and a sharp DVD picture to show off the city. For those looking for a lot of action, skip this, but for those who are more interested in great acting, check this movie out.


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