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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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

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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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Although Ralph Fiennes was not listed in the cast he did gain a credit in the technical assistance as Fine Arts Adviser. 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 The Gambler (1956) See more »

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Minuit
(Boutelia/Khaled)
Performed by Cheb Khaled
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing Ltd. o/b/o Prod.Ed.Mus. Charles Taier
Recording courtesy of Yearling Productions, France
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Unusually satisfying story of male affection/vulnerability,
26 December 2004 | by (Rochester, N.Y. USA) – See all my reviews

within an interesting heist flick. All of the leading actors are middle aged men and they are INTERESTING people who enjoy being together and respect each other. This is what captures us, the film audience -- as well as the two young actors (guy and girl) who want to be part of this engaging friendship. Nolte's warmth and ironic humor are at the center of this. As his longtime cop friend says, "Everybody likes Bob, that is the problem!".

The heist is really a question of whether this group of men's unusual dignity, intelligence, and ability will be victorious over the Establishment in which people never do more then live half lives; i.e., unlike what makes the main characters appealing. Perhaps all of the films built on this classic pattern are saying, "the real criminality is never to have been alive."


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