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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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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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Crime has never been so attractive See more »

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Action | Drama | Comedy

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Rated R for language, some violence and nudity | See all certifications »
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26 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Verbrechen verführt  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£454,989 (United Kingdom), 22 July 2001, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$113,512, 28 October 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$226,792, 11 November 2001
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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

Danny: Where'd you get this number?
Frances: I looked it up in the book, under 'D' for dickhead.
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The producer would like to thank ... The Residents of Lower Kingswood (All that gunfire) ... See more »

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References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Spanish Eyes (Moon Over Naples)
Music by Bert Kaempfert
Lyrics by Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder
Performed by Bert Kaempfert
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Nice little film that too few people have seen.
31 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Certainly a twist, two very attractive young ladies (Minnie Driver and Mary McCormack) overhear a phone conversation about a heist in London, decide to extort money to be used for buying medical equipment for the hospital where Driver is a nurse. Trouble starts when they underestimate how dangerous the crooks are. People are shot, a car is blown up, but although hurt and wounded no one actually dies. There's really no deep message here, but they end up getting the money while the crooks get caught. Mostly it is just fun watching the bungling and the funny interplay between the two ladies, and Michael Gambon is good as the droll crime boss who finally orders, "Bring me their testicles in a jar!" Fat chance. :-)

I saw it on DVD and the picture is remarkably clear and sharp. The Dolby 5.1 sound is fairly well done also. If I were to compare it to other British comedies, I thought "Snatch" and "Trainspotting" were better, but this one is better than such films as "Full Monty", "Smoking Barrels", "Brassed Off."


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