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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Bergman (as Danny Devito)
Betty Croft (as Patti Lupone)
Alan Bilzerian ...
Fast Food Customer
Richard L. Friedman ...
Robert Lussier ...
Fast Food Cook
Jewelry Store Guard
Michelle Sweeney ...
Elyzabeth Walling ...
Jewelry Saleswoman
Coffee Cart Man (as Mike Tsarouchas)


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 <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Heist - Der letzte Coup  »

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Box Office


$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The compact pistol which Joe Moore (Gene Hackman) hides in his cup of coffee is a Baby Browning .25 caliber. It is 4 inches long, 2 3/4 inches high, and 3/4 inch thick. See more »


The airport ground controller directs the Pan Genève aircraft to taxi to "runway alpha". Runways are always denoted by numbers - taxiways are denoted by letters. See more »


Joe Moore: Why doesn't he shoot me?
Fran Moore: That's the deal.
Joe Moore: He ain't gonna shoot me?
Fran Moore: No.
Joe Moore: Then he hadn't ought to point a gun at me. It's insincere.
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Crazy Credits

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


References The Untouchables (1987) See more »

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Too complicated to be a classic
13 May 2002 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Based on R1 DVD

David Mamet is famed for complicated plots and the Heist is no exception. Unfortunately for the viewer - Mamet neglects to have the characters explain what they intend to do before they do it so it difficult to know when they switch from Plan A to Backup Plan B to Alternate Plan C .. this happens a lot in the movie. It's also impossible to figure out what the individual characters believe to be the current working plan. All of these leads to a loss of tension as you sit back and wait and see how it plays out.

A good robbery movie which could have been better.


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