Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.
Stephen Campbell Moore
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.
When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Philip Seymour Hoffman,
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
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 »
It's a good fake, though.
Isn't that a contradiction in terms? A Good Fake? A Happy Homosexual?
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It Began in Afrika
Performed by The Chemical Brothers
Contains samples from "Drumbeat"
Performed by Jim Ingram
Courtesy of Stax Records/Fantasy Inc.
Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Used by kind permission of Universal/MCA Music Ltd. See more »
Unusually satisfying story of male affection/vulnerability,
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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