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9 November 2001 (USA) See more »
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Love makes the world go 'round... Love of Gold. See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Gene Hackman ... Joe Moore

Danny DeVito ... Mickey Bergman (as Danny Devito)

Delroy Lindo ... Bobby 'Bob' Blane

Sam Rockwell ... Jimmy Silk

Rebecca Pidgeon ... Fran Moore

Ricky Jay ... Don 'Pinky' Pincus

Patti LuPone ... Betty Croft (as Patti Lupone)
Alan Bilzerian ... Fast Food Customer
Richard L. Friedman ... Counterman
Robert Lussier ... Fast Food Cook

Mark Camacho ... Jewelry Store Guard
Michelle Sweeney ... Waitress
Elyzabeth Walling ... Jewelry Saleswoman

Mike Tsar ... Coffee Cart Man (as Mike Tsarouchas)

Jim Frangione ... D.A. Freccia
Christopher Kaldor ... Laszlo (as Christopher R. Kaldor)

Danny Blanco Hall ... Bartender
Zodia McLean ... Pool Player at Bar (as Zodia Mclean)

Andreas Apergis ... State Trooper

Tony Calabretta ... Coffee Man

Ted Whittall ... Customs Officer (as Ted Whittal)
Guy Sprung ... Pilot

Richard Zeman ... Co-Pilot

Don Jordan ... Supervisor in Tower
Pierre LeBlanc ... Controller in Tower (as Pierre Leblanc)
Richard Robitaille ... Officer #2
Greg Goossen ... Officer #1 (as Gregory Bryant Goossen)
Charles S. Doucet ... Mechanic (as Charles Doucet)
Bill Rowat ... Official at Cargo Hangar

Benz Antoine ... Trooper at Cargo Hangar
Emile Cassini ... Tess, Pincus' Niece (as Emilie Cassini)
Jennifer Morehouse ... Cashier (as Jennifer Moorehouse)

Marlyne Barrett ... Young Woman with Blane (as Marlyne Afflack)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Emile Castonguay ... Cargo Man (uncredited)

Karen Cliche ... Alex (uncredited)
John Goar ... (uncredited)
Christian Maguire ... (uncredited)
Kent McQuaid ... Trevor (uncredited)
Henri Pardo ... (uncredited)
Mike Paterson ... Fred Platrow, Bank Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
David Mamet 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Mamet (written by)

Produced by
Don Carmody .... executive producer
Cas Donovan .... co-producer
Scott Ferguson .... co-producer
James A. Holt .... executive producer (as James Holt)
Art Linson .... producer
Josette Perrotta .... line producer
Elie Samaha .... producer
Tracee Stanley .... executive producer
Andrew Stevens .... producer
 
Original Music by
Theodore Shapiro 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Elswit (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Barbara Tulliver 
 
Casting by
Avy Kaufman 
 
Production Design by
David Wasco 
 
Art Direction by
Isabelle Guay (supervising art director)
Jean-Pierre Lavoie 
Nicolas Lepage 
 
Set Decoration by
Anne Galéa (decorator)
Daniel Hamelin (decorator)
François Sénécal (decorator)
 
Costume Design by
Renée April 
 
Makeup Department
Matiki Anoff .... makeup artist (as Marteki Anoff)
Clair Blondel .... key makeup artist (as Clair Vander Elst)
Manon Joly .... hair stylist: second unit
Donald Mowat .... supervising makeup artist
Jacquie Rahal .... key hair stylist
Ronald J. Rolfe .... hair stylist (as Ron Rolfe)
 
Production Management
Denis Chamberland .... unit manager
Sarah Connors .... post-production supervisor
Roger La Page .... production manager: second unit (as Roger Lapage)
François Sylvestre .... production manager
Annie T. Tremblay .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pascal Beaudin .... second assistant director: second unit
Pierre Brassard .... second assistant director
Dieter 'Dietman' Busch .... second assistant director (as Dieter Busch)
Stéphane Byl .... second assistant director: second unit
Cas Donovan .... first assistant director
Pascal Elissalde .... second assistant director: second unit
Matthew Jemus .... second second assistant director
Agnieszka Kroskowska .... third assistant director (as Agneszka Poninska)
Jacques Laberge .... first assistant director: second unit
Elizabeth Levin .... additional third assistant director
John R. Saunders .... second assistant director (as John Saunders)
 
Art Department
Vincent Aird .... assistant decorator
John Alexander .... carpenter
John Alexander .... welder
Patrick Ally .... carpenter
Jennifer Audet .... painter
Francis Back .... storyboard artist
Peter Bankins .... key property master
Donald Beaulieu .... scenic technician
Sylvain Bergeron .... scenic painter
André Boisvert .... scenic painter
Ghislain Boucher .... carpenter
Patrick Boucher .... carpenter
Renée Boulais .... painter
Patrick Boulianne .... scenic technician
Michel Brochu .... construction coordinator
Marie-Noel Bréard .... scenic painter
François Cardon .... carpenter (as François Cardin)
Richard Cardon .... carpenter (as Richard Cardin)
Jean-Marie Casista .... carpenter
Frederic Chamoro .... scenic technician (as Frédéric Chamorro)
Carl Corbeil .... carpenter
Guillaume Couture .... props buyer
Yuan-Frédéric D'Amour .... assistant greensman (as Yann-Frédéric D'Amour)
Luc De Schutter .... painter (as Luc De Shutter)
Rémy Deroy .... carpenter (as Remi Deroy)
Jean Dery .... scenic painter (as Jean Déry)
Fannie Duguay-Lefebvre .... set designer
Jennifer Fleury .... on-set dresser: second unit
Manon Fontaine .... scenic painter
Serge Gagne .... head carpenter (as Serge Gagné)
Jean Gagnon .... set designer
Steve Garça .... carpenter
Alain Giguère .... head scenic painter
Martine Giguère-Kazemirchuk .... assistant decorator (as Martine Kazemirchuck)
Ghislain Girard .... carpenter
Dominique Gosselin .... assistant decorator
Patrice Jacques .... prop maker
Geneviève Kamel .... art department runner (as Geneviève Hamel)
John Kasby .... property master: second unit
Jean-François Kelahear .... stand-by scenic painter
Paul Lacerte .... scenic painter
Helene Lamarre .... art department coordinator (as Hélène Lamarre)
David Laramy .... assistant decorator
Marco Lavallée .... scenic technician
Marie-France Lavoie .... scenic painter
Louis Legault .... scenic technician
Denis Lemire .... scenic technician
Alain Lepage .... carpenter
Marcel Lepage .... carpenter
Carl Lessard .... graphic artist
Elissa Lewis .... assistant art department coordinator
Glendon Light .... scenic technician (as Glendon Ray Light)
Ray Légaré .... greensman
P.K. MacCarthy .... storyboard artist (as Kevin Mccarthy)
Daniel Martin .... carpenter
Daniel Martin .... welder
Sylvie Massicotte .... carpenter
Ricardo Montemiglio .... on-set dresser
Russell Moore .... set designer
Francis Morin .... scenic technician
Serge Nadon .... scenic technician
Vidar Neuhof .... set props
Mario Paré .... painter
Laurent Pereira .... painter
Eric Perreauly .... carpenter (as Eric Perreault)
Simon Pépin .... carpenter
Marie-Agnés Reeves .... storyboard artist (as Marie-Agnes Reeves)
Annie Regol .... property master (as Annie Régol)
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco .... key set decorator (as Sandy Reynolds Wasco)
Michel Robichaud .... assistant to head scenic painter
Jean-Luc Santerre .... painter
Mario Santini .... scenic painter
André Simoneau .... carpenter
Jocelyn Simoneau .... carpenter
André Tanguay .... carpenter
Kim Thibodeau .... assistant decorator
Annie Tipp .... assistant props (as Annie Tapp)
Lucie Tremblay .... set designer
Eric Turenne .... scenic technician (as Éric Turenne)
Stéphane Turpin .... scenic technician
Camille Villeneuve .... scenic painter
Emmanuel Yurcotte .... carpenter (as Emmanuel Turcotte)
 
Sound Department
Michael Barry .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard P. Cirincione .... sound effects editor (as Richie Cirincione)
Laura Civiello .... dialogue editor
Maxime Ferland .... boom operator
Carl Glanville .... additional sound recordist (as Carl Granville)
Jay Kessel .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... foley editor
Thomas Kodros .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Jane McCulley .... adr editor (as Jane Mccully)
Eytan Mirsky .... sound effects editor
Martyne Morin .... cable person
Louis Piche .... boom operator (as Louis Piché)
Patrick Rousseau .... production sound mixer
Maurice Schell .... adr looping
Maurice Schell .... sound re-recording mixer
Maurice Schell .... supervising sound editor
Roland Vajs .... assistant adr editor
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Matt Cluett .... sound transferer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Louis Craig .... special effects supervisor
Pierre Côté .... special effects technician
André Fortin .... special effects technician
Normand Gobeille .... special effects technician
André Laforest .... special effects technician
André Laperrière .... special effects rigger
Christian Longpré .... special effects technician
Simon Martineau .... special effects assistant
Pierre 'Bill' Rivard .... assistant special effects supervisor (as Bill Rivard)
Sebastien Roussel .... pyrotechnician
 
Visual Effects by
Carol Ashley .... Inferno artist: Digiscope
Carol Ashley .... compositor: Digiscope
Lawrence Carroll .... compositor: Digiscope
Gregory Creaser .... imaging supervisor: Digiscope (as Greg Creaser)
Elton Garcia .... compositor: Digiscope
Steve Hodge .... data manager
Keiko Koyama .... digital effects coordinator: Digiscope
Brad Kuehn .... visual effects supervisor: Digiscope
Steve R. Moore .... data manager: Digiscope (as Steve Moore)
Fred Mugford .... 3D artist: Digiscope
Janet Quen .... compositor: Digiscope
Mary Stuart-Welch .... executive effects producer: Digiscope (as Mary Stuart Welch)
Melissa Taylor .... visual effects producer: Digiscope (as Melissa Cira Taylor)
Christopher Grandel .... trailer digital effects, Howard Anderson Company (uncredited)
Hilda Saffari .... assistant visual effects editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Roy T. Anderson .... stunt double: Blane
Griffith Brewer .... stunts
Alain Bérard .... stunts
Annie Carignan .... stunts
Jason Cavalier .... stunts
Mike Chute .... stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Cliff Eagle .... stunts
Flint Eagle .... stunt double
Jean Frenette .... stunt coordinator
Jean Frenette .... stunts
Ben Gauthier .... stunts (as Benoit Gauthier)
François Gauthier .... stunts
Jere Gillis .... stunts
John Goar .... stunts (as Johnny Goar)
Norman Howell .... stunt double: Moore
Patrick Kerton .... stunts
Héléna Laliberté .... stunts (as Helena Laliberté)
Yves Langlois .... stunts
Gilbert Larose Jr. .... stunts (as Gilbert Jr. Larose)
Stéphane Lefebvre .... stunts
Karine Lemieux .... stunts
Jay Levalley .... stunts
Kent W. Luttrell .... stunt double: Danny Devito (as Kent Luttrell)
David McKeown .... stunts (as Dave Mckeown)
Robyn McNicoll .... stunts (as Robyn Mcnicoll)
Michael Scherer .... stunts (as Mike Scherer)
Jérôme Tiberghien .... stunt double: Moore (as Jérôme Tibeghien)
John Walsh .... stunts
Louis Pharand .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Louis Pharand .... stunts (uncredited)
Sharlene Royer .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Auclair .... key grip
Brian Baker .... gaffer
Joao Baptista .... grip: second unit
Ben Beaird .... rigger
Geoffroy Beauchemin .... focus puller: "a" camera
Jocelyne Beaulac .... grip (as Jocelyn Beaulac)
Michel Bernier .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
François Blovin .... video assist operator: second unit
Massimo Bordonaro .... ad/pub services
Yvan Bourdages .... Steadicam operator: "a" camera
Nicholas Brillon .... grip: second unit
Rick Bruck .... camera car operator (as Richard Bruck)
Yvan Brunet .... first assistant camera: second unit
Danna Campbell .... grip: second unit
Jon Campbell .... camera car operator
Christian Caperaa .... second assistant camera
Frédéric Chamberland .... first assistant camera: second unit
Marie-Claude Coté .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Marie-Claude Côté)
Pascal Courchesne .... grip
David Crone .... Steadicam operator: "a" camera
Patrice Dagenais .... dolly grip
Pierre Daudelin .... electrician
Franck Develey .... rigger
Luc Dupont .... electrician
Bertrand Dupuis .... best boy grip
Martin Gallant .... rigger
Yves Garant .... second assistant camera: second unit
Joel Gariépy .... rigger
Normand Hamilton .... generator operator (as Norm Hamilton)
Gus Hein .... camera car operator
Jeff Kunkel .... key grip: second unit (as Jeff Kunkle)
Jeff Kunkel .... rigger
Terry Lacombe .... grip (as Thierry Lacombe)
Christian Lanctôt .... rigger
Andrew Lapierre .... 24 frame video operator: video assist
Martin Le Pitre .... grip (as Martin Lepitre)
Claude Lejour .... rigger
Jean-François Lépine .... grip: second unit
Alfonso Maiorana .... camera operator: second unit
Kim Marks .... camera operator: second unit
Kim Marks .... director of photography: second unit
Iohann Martin .... 24 frame video operator: video assist
Nathalie Moliavko-Visotzky .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ian Mongrain .... video assist operator: second unit
Eric Morin .... first assistant camera: second unit
Richard Paré .... best boy electric
James Plannette .... gaffer (as Jim Plannette)
Martin Poitras .... camera loader: second unit
Paul Richard .... video assist operator: second unit
Alain Rousseau .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Julie Sageau .... video assist operator
Daniel Sauvé .... Steadicam operator: "b" camera
Dominic Scrudaid .... grip: second unit
Takashi Seida .... still photographer
Geoffroy St-Hilaire .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Marc-Antoine Ste-Marie .... best boy rigger
Christophe Taets .... electrician
Marc-André Thibeault .... grip
André Tisseur .... key rigger
Chantal Vary .... clapper loader
Nicolas Venne .... electrician
Stéphanie Anne Weber Biron .... second assistant camera
Shawn Whelan .... grip: second unit (as Sean Whelan)
Paul Gravel .... focus puller (uncredited)
Estelle Marcoux .... first assistant camera: re-shoot (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lise Beauchamp .... extras casting: Montreal (as Lise Beauchamps)
Rosina Bucci .... casting: Montreal
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
Vera Miller .... casting: Montreal
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fabienne April .... dresser
Sophie Beasse .... head dresser (as Sophie Béasse)
Pierre Bergeron .... cutter
Mureille Blouin .... costume breakdown person (as Murielle Blouin)
Denise Bélanger .... cutter
Denise Canuel .... dresser
Sylvie Dagenais .... dresser
Diane Daoust .... wardrobe technician
Linda Douville .... cutter
Martine Gagnon .... assistant to costume designer
Lorraine Garneau .... cutter
Pickeron C. Garneau .... wardrobe department coordinator (as Claire Garneau)
Christine Grenier .... wardrobe mistress
Sylvie Guillard .... dresser
Michel L'Heureux .... dresser
Marie-Josee LeBleu .... wardrobe technician (as Marie-Josée Lebleu)
Grégoire Levasseur .... wardrobe technician
Émilie Prénoveau .... costume breakdown person (as Emilie Prenoveau)
Stéphane Ross .... costume breakdown person
Julie Sauriol .... cutter
Andrée Tremblay .... cutter
 
Editorial Department
Conor Guy .... assistant post-production supervisor
Gordon Hashimoto .... apprentice editor: Montreal
Mo Henry .... negative cutter: D. Bassett & Associates
Christopher Hills-Wright .... apprentice editor: Montreal
David Kaldor .... editing intern
William Kruzykowski .... first assistant editor
Donna Much .... assistant post-production supervisor
Harry Muller .... color timer: Deluxe Hollywood
Bill Nisselson .... post-production: Sound One Corp.
Antoine Saito .... assistant editor: Montreal
Michal Shemesh .... second assistant editor
Jeffrey M. Werner .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Joe Bonadio .... musician: percussion
Dan Coleman .... orchestrator
D.T. .... musician: guitar texture (as DT)
Gordon Gottlieb .... musician: drums, percussion
Walter Gray .... musician: solo cellist
Simon James .... music contractor
Sonny Kompanek .... orchestrator
John Kurlander .... scoring mixer
Lee Mars .... music recording engineer
Patrick Mullins .... music editor (as Pat Mullins)
Jonathan Newman .... music preparation
Robert Puff .... music copyist
Theodore Shapiro .... orchestrator
Adam Stern .... conductor
Debra Baum .... executive in charge of music (uncredited)
Missy Cohen .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Maude Beaunoyer .... set assistant: picture car
Mark Benoit .... driver
Eric Brais .... set assistant: picture car (as Éric Brais)
Nicola Corbo .... office driver
André Couture .... captain: sailboat
Christian Dalmont .... driver
Brian Delahanty .... driver: Mr. DeVito's trailer
Aleck Duncan .... driver
Brian Ellis .... driver
Gilles Emond .... driver (as Gilles Émond)
John Gendron .... driver
Jacques Hamel .... set assistant: picture car
Réal Hamel .... picture car coordinator
Scott Howard .... transportation
David Leblanc .... driver
John Markala .... driver
David O'Donnell .... driver
James Sanchez .... transportation captain
Joe Sanchez .... transportation coordinator
Spiro Tsovras .... driver: Mr. DeVito
Steven Woloshen .... driver
Charlie Zed .... driver (as Charles Zed)
 
Other crew
John Alagna .... titles and opticals: Effects House
Gulliaume Bard .... receptionist (as Guillaume Bard)
Paul Barette .... gun wrangler (as Paul Barrette)
Michel Beaupieds .... pyrotechnician: second unit
Charles-André Bertrand .... set production assistant
Mahaliel Bethea .... stand-in: Bobby Blane
Joe Biondi .... stand-in: Danny DeVito
Tiffany K. Boehmke .... executive: business and legal affairs
Chantal Boisclair .... production assistant: second unit
Jessy Boivin .... production assistant (as Jessie Boivin)
Jessy Boivin .... production assistant: second unit
Duke Bondu .... assistant: Mr. Hackman
Danny Borque .... production assistant
Réjean Bouchard .... production assistant
Josef Brandmaier .... slate financed by
Ginette Bégin .... third assistant accountant
Loretta Champion .... post-production accountant
Christian Chapdeleine .... production assistant (as Christian Chapdelaine)
Sylvain Chaput .... craft service
François Choinière .... second assistant accountant
Benoit Cloutier .... on-set medic
Jill R. Cohen .... production legal (as Jill R. Cohen Esq.)
Patrice Cohen .... location scout
Mary Cybulski .... script supervisor
Mélanie Côté .... assistant location manager (as Mélanie Pasto Côté)
Roland Da Silva .... stand-in: Bergman
Céline Daignault .... coordinator: planes, boats and trains
Liana Dee .... first assistant accountant
Valérie Dejoie .... first assistant accountant (as Valérie Déjoie)
Paul Dupont .... safety coordinator: second unit
Nathalie Déry .... location scout
Kareem Elseify .... production associate
Kristen Figeroid .... assistant: Mr. Stevens
Edward Fuller .... stand-in: Jimmy Silk (as Edward Grayson Fuller)
Jacques Gagnon .... production assistant
Étienne Geoffrion .... set technician
Laurent Gladu .... location scout
Marie-Lynne Gleeson .... coordinator: travel and housing
Andy Goldman .... title designer: main and end titles
Greg Goossen .... stand-in: Joe Moore (as Gregory Bryant Goossen)
Elizabeth Grisak .... production coordinator: second unit (as Elizabeth D. Grisak)
Carole Grisé .... payroll accountant
Roger Grunwald .... adr revoicing
Emily Halpern .... production assistant
Sofie Handfield .... production coordinator
Ian Harrington .... assistant: Mr. DeVito
Rodney Itier .... assistant: Mr. Samaha
Lorraine Jamison .... unit publicist
Diane Janna .... assistant: Mr. Lindo (as Diane Jana)
Ricky Jay .... technical consultant
Jean-Patrick Joseph .... special equipment supplier
Nancy Klein .... second assistant accountant
Marc Kunis .... post-production accountant
Mark Kuvis .... accountant: second unit
Christian Labrie .... gun wrangler
Hanna Levy .... location scout
Marie-France Long .... production secretary
Jim Lévesque .... production assistant
Alan Maki .... technician: plane
Jean Marchand .... set medic
Elizabeth Marleau .... stand-in: Fran
Roman Martyn .... location manager
Nathalie Matteau .... stand-in: Fran
Richard McConomy .... stand-in: Pincus (as Richard Mcconomy)
Blanche McDermaid .... script supervisor (as Blanche Mcdermaid)
Daniel Moise .... technician: HotHead
Malee Nerenhausen .... assistant: Mr. Carmody
Brian O'Donnell .... production assistant
Brian O'Donnell .... production assistant: second unit
Don Orlando .... production accountant
Gino Paradis .... production assistant
Debra Pearl .... production assistant
Laura Polley .... production financing: Independent Film Financing Inc.
Étienne Poulin .... assistant craft service (as Etienne Poulin)
Manon Quenneville .... assistant: Mr. Lindo
Morgan H. Rector .... production financing: Imperial Bank (as Morgan Rector)
Benjamin R. Reder .... production legal (as Ben Reder Esq.)
Patti Roberts-Nelson .... assistant: Mr. Linson (as Patti Nelson)
Jean-Claude Rubichaud .... production assistant
Richard Sandoval .... production assistant: second unit
Edward Schultz .... technician: plane
Norman St-Aubin .... consultant: boat
Vanessa Steinmetz .... production financing: Independent Film Financing Inc.
Robert Swartz .... dailies runner: Toronto
Ben Tishler .... assistant: Mr. Mamet (as Benjamin Tishler)
David Torn .... original re-mix: end credit (as Splattercell)
Mario Trépanier .... on-set medic
Pierre Trépanier .... production assistant
Hans Turner .... chief financial officer
Jared Underwood .... production financing: Imperial Bank
Jim Valdez .... assistant: Andrew Stevens
Hugo Viullancourt .... production assistant
Harriet Voyt .... executive assistant: Mr. Mamet
David Wajcman .... giraffe technician
Ian Watermeier .... finance coordinator
Thomas J. Whelan .... supervising location manager (as Tom Whelan)
Laura Williams .... production controller
Tanya Nesi .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ellie Presner .... script revisor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Catherine Dawe .... special thanks
Richard L. Friedman .... special thanks
Kirby Gresso .... special thanks
Robert Lessier .... special thanks
Peter Nashel .... special thanks
Joanna Schwartz .... special thanks
Michèle St-Arnaud .... special thanks (as Michele St-Arnaud)
 

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Also Known As:
"Professional" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some violence
Runtime:
109 min
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | France:U | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Singapore:NC-16 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #38180)

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Trivia:
Joe Moore takes a taxi about 14 minutes into the movie. The taxi is marked "Cape Ann Taxi" with the phone number 617-187-0156. Area code 617 is for metro Boston.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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:
Pinky:It's a shame you know what, we didn't actually get to do the thing, the swiss job. It's a beautiful plan.
Joe Moore:Cute, huh?
Pinky:Cute as a pail full of kittens.
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References House on Haunted Hill (1999)See more »

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18 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Good dialogue – but the plot is a little tired, 11 June 2002
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

After an elaborate jewel robbery Joe Moore and his crew go to collect their cut from Bergman. However Bergman ropes them into another job – taking gold from a Swiss airline prior to transfer. Joe reluctantly agrees to do the job and takes Bergman's nephew along to reassure him. However Joe is never without a backup plan and double cross follows double cross.

This really tries to be good – it has a good sense of tough moodiness about it and has plenty of good lines and a top class cast. However it tries too hard to be a twisty crime thriller and doesn't quite convince. Where twists and double crosses are best is when they are unexpected and surprising. Heist has so many `twists' that they lack impact or power. Instead of being surprised we expect the next one to be only a few seconds away. Although some of them are clever most of them lack the punch Mamet clearly wanted them to have. That said it's still an enjoyable thriller but don't expect the plot to stand up in the cold light of day.

As I said the cast are famous and all do well. Hackman is grizzled but clever and can easily `do tough', Lindo is always good to watch but Ricky Jay seems out of place. I always find him easy to watch because he is naturally curious I think but his manner doesn't seem to fit in with the rest of the cast. DeVito and Rockwell are good. It would be hard to compete in such a male driven plot and indeed Pidgeon struggles to get a character for herself.

The cast do so well because Mamet is a good writer of dialogue – even if he overdid the twists, lines are quotable, funny or just cool – `My motherf****r is so cool when he goes to sleep sheep count him' or `don't you want to hear my last words?' – `I just did'. Even if the plot doesn't convince the direction, the dialogue and the cast make this better than the mess it should be.

Overall it has good qualities, but the one driving force it needed was a much better story. It's entertaining enough to pass 100 minutes – but really the many word that comes to mind is disappointing.

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