A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. This will only take ten minutes, they say, but it turns out to be one ... See full summary »
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
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Magician/scholar Ricky Jay ("Pinky" Pincus) tweaks his reputation with his jewelry cache in a bibliophile's bundle of old books and his illusionist's trick of appearing to be seriously hurt when "hit" by an automobile. See more »
In the first visit to the airplane, the boxes are correctly depicted as extremely heavy. But when the robbers pay a second visit, to pick up the real gold in the "foundry" containers, the boxes are wheeled around too lightly and effortlessly. See more »
Sometimes adrenaline gives people the shakes, some might think it's cowardice, so maybe you'd want to pray about it.
I'm not a religious man.
There's nothing wrong with prayer. We knew this firefighter, this trooper, who always caried a bible next to his heart. We used to mock him, but that bible stopped a bullet.
Hand of God, that bible stopped a bullet, would of ruined that fucker's heart. And had he had another bible in front of his face, that man would be alive today.
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The opening Warner Bros., Morgan Creek, and Franchise Pictures logos are in black and white. See more »
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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