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A career jewel thief finds himself at tense odds with his longtime partner, a crime boss who sends his nephew to keep watch.

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Betty Croft (as Patti Lupone)
Alan Bilzerian ...
Fast Food Customer
Richard L. Friedman ...
Counterman
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Jewelry Store Guard
Michelle Sweeney ...
Waitress
Elyzabeth Walling ...
Jewelry Saleswoman
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Storyline

David Mamet takes this story of thieves along many twists and turns, some of which work and some of which don't. Gene Hackman plays the brilliant leader of a gang (Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay & Rebecca Pigeon as Hackman's youngish wife), which pulls off complex heists for a despicable fence (Danny DeVito). After stiffing the gang on a jewelry robbery, DeVito forces the gang to go after a Swiss gold shipment and to use his nephew (Sam Rockwell) in the crime. No one trusts anyone and every step is shaded with the unexpected. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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9 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Heist - Der letzte Coup  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,823,521 (USA) (9 November 2001)

Gross:

$47,239 (USA) (20 November 2015)
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Trivia

The movie reunites Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito and Delroy Lindo, who all appeared in Get Shorty (1995). See more »

Goofs

After Joe pops the smoke in the 727, he shoves a wedge under the cockpit door to "trap" the crew in the cockpit. On the 727, the two cockpit side widows open, allowing the flight crew to escape out of the aircraft using escape ropes in the event of an emergency. See more »

Quotes

Bergman: Lemme add this sweetener: you do the fuckin' job, or else I'm gonna turn you over. I'm gonna drop a Roosevelt dime on your ass. 'Finita la commedia.' How strict is that, you fuckin' vontz? I'm sorry that I hafta use such language in front of a woman, were it not for whom I'd waste your fucking ass.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Warner Bros., Morgan Creek, and Franchise Pictures logos are in black and white. See more »

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References House on Haunted Hill (1999) See more »

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wonderful game!
4 April 2003 | by (Zaragoza, España) – See all my reviews

Mamet did it again, when you are watching the movie you know that is a Mamet´s game, so you don´t know what you have to believe. Gene Hackman is like always perfect, and i didn´t know the sexy side of Rebecca Pidgeon, beautiful and erotic in this movie. Is a 10/10 film I recommend it to everybody who loves Hitchcock.


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