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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 ...
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Paramedic
Ranjit Krishnamma ...
Doctor
Mark Meadows ...
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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

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£454,989 (UK) (22 July 2001)

Gross:

$226,792 (USA) (11 November 2001)
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1.85 : 1
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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

Frances: Listen Danny. We know ya done that bank job... We want 300 grand or... or what? Or I don't get my Mercedes?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Just Kissed My Baby
Written by Art Neville, George Porter Jr., Joseph Modeliste and Leo Nocentelli
Performed by The Meters
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Implausible but fun.
12 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie starts out unremarkable, but it gets better, so stick with it. It is alternately silly (mostly in the first and last 15 minutes) and edgy (in the middle), but if you can ignore the various implausibilities (why would such a well-organized and highly professional team of robbers have such a moron as their lookout in the first place?) it's fun, with engaging performances particularly by Minnie Driver and Kevin McNally (who does the right thing by playing his role straight). In any case, it is much better than the very similar and mean-spirited "Beautiful Creatures" from the same year. (**1/2)


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