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Heist (2001)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  9 November 2001 (USA)
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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)
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Fast Food Cook
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Waitress
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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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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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9 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Heist - Der letzte Coup  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$306,735 (Brazil) (23 August 2002)
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Gene Hackman mentioned in several interviews that he found shooting the film difficult and somewhat uncomfortable because he was so much older than everyone involved. He therefore kept much to himself, and in the end managed to draw on that feeling of being an outsider in the group for his portrayal. See more »

Goofs

The New Zealand passports have "New Castle, New Zealand" printed in the issuing office section of the passport. There is no New Castle in New Zealand. See more »

Quotes

Joe Moore: Nobody lives forever.
Fran Moore: Frank Sinatra gave it a shot.
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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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Middling Mamet
17 December 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Does exactly what it says on the tin, with perhaps a slight overload on the double-crosses and some surprisingly cringeworthy dialogue from such a practised ear:

"Everybody needs money - that's why they call it money" spouts Danny DeVito. Uh? Am I missing something or is this utter nonsense? Maybe it looked good on the page, but it stinks when it's out in the open.

Nowhere near as tight and entertaining as 'House Of Games' or 'The Spanish Prisoner', but then even an average Mamet thriller is worth a look.


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