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The Good Thief (I) (2002)

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An aging gambler on a losing streak attempts to rob a casino in Monte Carlo. But someone's already tipped off the cops before he even makes a move.

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Cast

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Nutsa Kukhianidze ...
Anne
Ouassini Embarek ...
Said
Marc Lavoine ...
Remi
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Roger
Gérard Darmon ...
Raoul
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Paulo
Patricia Kell ...
Yvonne
Julien Maurel ...
Philippe
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Vladimir
Roland Munter ...
Kozinski
Warren Zavatta ...
Petit Louis
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Bill
Sarah Bridges ...
Philippa
Nicolas Dromard ...
Luigi
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Storyline

Set against the glitzy backdrop of the French Riviera, aging gambler Bob Montagnet is about to gamble it all on the casino heist of a lifetime; a spectatcular sleight of hand--two heists, one real, one not, but which is which? Under the watchful eye of Roger, a policeman who would as soon save his longtime opponent as arrest him, Montagnet assembles a team that consists of partners Paulo and Raoul, technical mastermind Vladimer, former-drug-dealer-turned-informant Said, Anne, a young Eastern girl Montagnet rescued from prostitution, and the perfect complement to a double theft--identical twins Albert and Bertram. Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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He doesn't want money. He wants what money can't buy.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

28 February 2003 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

The Honest Thief  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$131,580 (USA) (4 April 2003)

Gross:

$3,517,797 (USA) (18 July 2003)
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Nick Nolte admitted in an interview that he took a small injection of heroin in preparation for his role. He claims that in order to play such a character he required the feeling of addiction and what it is to be a heroin junkie. See more »

Goofs

Two characters force the bank to retire by betting millions of Francs on the ante and winning. In 2002, Francs were not in circulation anymore, as the currency was the Euro, in France as well as in Monaco. See more »

Quotes

Raoul: Do you remember the 80's?
Bob: No.
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Fine Art Advisor--Ralph Fiennes See more »

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Remake of Bob le Flambeur (1956) See more »

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Fin de Siecle
(Cantat/Teyssot-Gay/Barthe/Roy)
Performed by Noir Désir
Used by kind permission of Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Recording courtesy of Barclay/Universal Music
Licensed by kind permission from the Universal Film & TV Licensing Division
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Truly amazing, you just have to love this..
28 April 2004 | by (Tampere, Finland) – See all my reviews

The whole movie, man this was good.. Nolte, the girl and the whole movie - all perfect.. This movie is done with style, good taste and imagination. This is not a basic average Hollywood-movie - it's a great mixture of the best stuff from both American and European movies, still without any over-dramatizing you see in independent films. The acting and the casting is just fantastic, all lead roles pull of something they might never repeat. -AND the movie really has the moods; spectacular atmosphere throughout the movie. Since this movie I've been searching for all Nolte-movies I haven't seen.. Really, I say no more, you just make sure you see this one! Totally amazing..


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