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Writers (WGA):
Ernest Volkman (book) and
John Cummings (book) ...
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Release Date:
10 June 2001 (USA) See more »
Jimmy Burke is a small time hood, who has one final chance to make the biggest score of his life. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
An OK gangster heist movie See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)

Donald Sutherland ... Jimmy Burke

John Heard ... Richard Woods

Jamie Harris ... Frankie Burke

Janet Kidder ... Maria

Nick Sandow ... Henry Hill
Michael P. Moran ... Louis the Whale

Joe Pingue ... Marty Krugman
Bo Rucker ... Stax Edwards

Rocco Sisto ... Tommy DeSimone
Robert Morelli ... Angelo Sepe

Joe Maruzzo ... Paolo Falcone
Gino Marrocco ... Paulie Vario

Sam Coppola ... Paul Castellano
Steven Randazzo ... John Gotti
Craig Eldridge ... Agent Billings
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ian Alden ... Junkie

Boyana Balta ... Heroin Chic Hooker

Jim Calarco ... Mobster #2

Matthew MacFadzean ... Stoned Guy

Hamish McEwan ... Agent Ruleman

Rory O'Shea ... News Anchor
Elizabeth Saunders ... Mrs. Werner (as Elizabeth Brown)
Scott Wickware ... Al the Guard
Philip Williams ... Louis Werner
Karen Woolridge ... Woman Driver

Directed by
Robert Markowitz 
Writing credits
Ernest Volkman (book "The Heist") and
John Cummings (book "The Heist")

Jere Cunningham (teleplay) and
Gary Hoffman (teleplay)

Produced by
Gary Hoffman .... executive producer
Robert Markowitz .... producer
John Morayniss .... executive producer: Aliance Atlantis
Michael Weisbarth .... executive producer: A&E Network
Mark Winemaker .... producer
Original Music by
Lou Pomanti 
Cinematography by
Rudolf Blahacek (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Beatty 
Casting by
Louis DiGiaimo 
Diane Kerbel 
Production Design by
Taavo Soodor 
Art Direction by
Barry Isenor 
Set Decoration by
Erica Milo 
Costume Design by
Gersha Phillips 
Makeup Department
Iantha Goldberg .... assistant makeup artist
Dawn E. Rivard .... key hair stylist: wig builder
Catherine Viot .... makeup department head
Production Management
Pamela Delaney .... post-production supervisor
Eric Norlen .... executive in charge of production
Derek Rappaport .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laurie Mirsky .... first assistant director
Michelle Morris .... second assistant director
Art Department
Tamara Andrews .... scenic painter
John Archbell .... property master
Jon Bankson .... construction coordinator
Greg Beale .... first assistant art director
Tracy Bock .... art department coordinator
Luis Camara .... lead set dresser
Valerie Kaelin .... first assistant art director
Andrew McKendy .... set buyer
Steve Meil .... head scenic artist
Sound Department
Terry Burke .... foley artist
Steph Carrier .... re-recording mixer (as Stephan Carrier)
Michele Cook .... dialogue editor
Erik Culp .... foley mixer
Barry Gilmore .... supervising sound editor
Janice Ierulli .... supervising sound editor
Bill McMillan .... sound recordist
John Palmieri .... supervising sound editor
Dino Pigat .... re-recording mixer
Mark Shnuriwsky .... sound effects editor
Matthew Stark .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects supervisor
Eric Bryson .... stunts
Chad Camilleri .... stunts
Tony Cordeiro .... stunts
Errol G. Farquharson .... stunts
Robert Hannah .... stunts (as Bobby Hannah)
Mic Jones .... stunts
Rick Parker .... stunts
Daryl Patchett .... stunts
Ken Quinn .... stunt coordinator
Robert Racki .... stunts
Robert C. Shannon .... dive supervisor
David Stinson .... stunts (as Dave Stinson)
Ron Van Hart .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Darren Boyce .... key grip
Phil Calambakas .... best boy grip (as Philip Calambakas)
Ira Cohen .... gaffer
Shem Ellis .... best boy electric
Perry Hoffman .... camera operator
Ben Mark Holzberg .... still photographer
H. Christopher Hunter .... dolly grip
Marvin Midwicki .... camera operator: "b" camera
Juan Montalvo .... second assistant camera (as Juan Carlos Montalvo)
Loreen Ruddock .... electrician
Noel Verhoog .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Eleanor Lavender .... extras casting
Mechal Lavender .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Lantz .... costume assistant
Michelle Lyte .... assistant costume designer
Liz Walter .... extras dresser
Editorial Department
Daniel Belmour .... additional editor
Bernie Clayton .... on-line editor
Mark Kueper .... colorist
Jessica Luk .... colorist
Chris Mayo .... on-line editor
Location Management
Vince Nyuli .... location manager
Music Department
Ron Proulx .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Albert Ezerzer .... driver: Donald Sutherland
Naeda Keeler .... transportation head driver
Manon White .... driver
Robert White .... transportation
Matthew Wolchock .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Rae Ellen Bodie .... dialogue coach
Lesley Boylen .... production coordinator
Donna Croce .... script supervisor
Wayne Godfrey .... on-set supervisor
Liberte Halkidis .... assistant: Mr. Markowitz
Duncan Morin .... legal services
Gina Nocero .... senior publicist
Samara Truster .... assistant: Mr. Winemaker
Scott Wouda .... production assistant

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
An OK gangster heist movie, 10 March 2014
Author: OJT from Norway

This is a heist and gangster comedy about stupid gang of criminals. The film is Based upon the book "The heist" by Ernest Volkman and John Cummings, and has a good cast, topped by David Sutherland. The film is based on some of the years of the real James "Jimmy" Burke's life, also called "The Irishman".

It's a true story, but still I think this resembles other heist comedies like "Lockout, stock and two smoking barrels" and such, but doesn't have the budget nor the roughness, but still it's is more funny and smart where it lacks the other qualities.

Still it's really not functioning that well, and it's a bit strange why. It's difficult to point out why this isn't a hidden gem, but just another heist movie. With such a cast - and the acting is fine as well - it's almost a riddle, because the film fails to entertain the way it really should. It's probably down to the script. Maybe it's because the film fails at being a comedy? It starts off like a real comedy, but it fails on being funny after that. It's merely filled with stupid men, of which many does mistakes. And that's not enough. Quite interesting, though, since it's telling a true story.

It also uses music in an extremely annoying way. Good tunes, not really that suitable, rather misplaced and mixed too loud in the mix. Amateurish, and it adds to the film not being a big success.

It comes out mediocre, and more or less only for the fans of the genre, though it should have been at least a cult classic. It wants to be smart, but comes out quite ordinary.

If you really want to watch a smart hues movie, go watch "The bank job".

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