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High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)

A nurse eavesdrops with a friend on a cell phone conversation that describes a bank heist. She and the friend then conspire to blackmail the robbers for $2 million.

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Shannon
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Frances
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Mason
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Tremaine
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Danny
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Kerrigan
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Ray
Simon Scardifield ...
Tony
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Barry
Jane Partridge ...
Receptionist
Jason Griffiths ...
Paramedic
Ranjit Krishnamma ...
Doctor
Mark Meadows ...
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Bloodied actor
Michael Attwell ...
Duty Sergeant (as Mike Attwell)
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Storyline

Two best girlfriends living in London suddenly find themselves battling wits with seasoned criminals when they decide to blackmail the culprits of a bank heist in their neighborhood rather than reporting the crime to the police. Refusing to be played by this new competition and give up the demanded $2 million, the leaders of the gang of robbers (Kevin McNally and Michael Gambon) decide to start playing dirty tricks, threaten violence and counterfeit money in an effort to throw the two women (played by Minnie Driver and Mary McCormack) off course. When the blackmail and counter attacks hurt an innocent bystander, the kooky best friends must use their friendship to empower each other to lure the hardened criminals into a risky trap. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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A life of crime has never looked so attractive See more »

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Action | Drama | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and nudity | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

26 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Verbrechen verführt  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£454,989 (UK) (20 July 2001)

Gross:

$226,792 (USA) (9 November 2001)
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Trivia

Mel Smith: Pushing past Mason at the train station whilst he is trying to explain to the ticket collector why he has not got a ticket. See more »

Goofs

When Frances leaves Danny's flat, she closes the door. But when Danny returns, it's wide open. See more »

Quotes

Clubber: How 'bout a shag?
Frances: How about a punch in the mouth?
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Crazy Credits

The producer would like to thank ... The Residents of Lower Kingswood (All that gunfire) ... See more »

Connections

References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

The More I See You
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Chris Montez
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On the whole, well worth the effort.
5 July 2001 | by (Dorset, UK) – See all my reviews

I approached this film with much trepidation, as I had heard no comments - good or bad - about it, and I have to say I was suitably impressed. The performances, particularly by Minnie Driver and Mary McCormack, were spot on, and the script was both witty and original in equal measure. Mark Williams as the acidly sarcastic Detective and Hugh Bonneville as the irate farmer are particular delights. On the whole (though a little slow to start) this film is funny, original and well worth the effort.


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