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Heist (2001)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  9 November 2001 (USA)
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A jewel thief's nephew is sent along on a heist to ensure a longtime partner in crime stays honest about the division of the loot.

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Mickey Bergman (as Danny Devito)
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Betty Croft (as Patti Lupone)
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Fast Food Customer
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Counterman
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Michelle Sweeney ...
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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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Plot Keywords:

heist | jewelry | thief | gold | partner | See more »

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Love makes the world go 'round... Love of Gold. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$169,546 (Brazil) (9 August 2002)

Gross:

$306,735 (Brazil) (23 August 2002)
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Trivia

Owen Wilson was considered for the role of 'Jimmy Silk'. See more »

Goofs

The New Zealand passport that Joe is handed, which he refers to as "good work", is the wrong color. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: No one can hear me.
Joe Moore: No one can hear what you don't say.
Jimmy: Hey, I'm as quiet as an ant pissing on cotton.
Joe Moore: I don't want you as quiet as an ant pissing on cotton. I want you as quiet as an ant not even thinking about pissing on cotton.
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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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You just can't find any good hired help anymore.
12 March 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

In "Heist", Hackman plays and aging thief who, saddled with a beautiful young wife, no pension, and the disintegration of the old school thief ethic, decides to pull one last job so he can sail off into the sunset with his babe. The film, fraught with implausibilities, is all about who's the smarter thief (which, of course, would be the one with all the loot at the end) and deals with strategizing, conflict containment, greed, and other thief problems while forsaking action stuff (stunts, chases, sex, etc) as it labors through its somewhat convoluted plot. Good old Hollywood thief stuff with a solid cast worth a watch. Turn off brain and enjoy.


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