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The Stickup (2002)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Mystery  |  May 2002 (USA)
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It's a quiet little town where nothing happens - until the day the bank is hit for half a million dollars by a thief wearing a clowns mask.

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Natalie Wright
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Ray DeCarlo
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FBI Agent Rick Kendall
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Lt. Vincent Marino
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Mike O'Grady (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
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Arlen Morris
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Roy Freeman
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Steve Spizak
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Tommy Meeker
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Dr. Alvarez
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Farm Woman
Chief Leonard George ...
Chief Samson Redcloud (as Leonard George)
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It's a quiet little town where nothing happens - until the day the bank is hit for half a million dollars of Indian casino money by a thief wearing a clowns mask. From here the story follows a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse between bank robber and former cop Parker (James Spader) and small-town police officer Ray DeCarlo (David Keith) determined to catch him. Parker doesn't help himself by holing up with a nurse who happens to be DeCarlo's former wife. Throw in a rookie FBI agent, Indians who want their money back, some former friends of Parker who are not so friendly anymore and his fate seems sealed. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »
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During the drug raid Officer Steve Spizak uses his left hand on the shotgun trigger as if he was left handed but during the later lakeside cabin shootout he is using the shotgun as if he was right handed. See more »

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If you have a chance see this movie!
28 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie! It doesn't go where you think it's going and it gets there fast! James Spader is one of the best actors working in films today. It was great to see him with such strong material. Leslie Stephanson and Spader had this very hot chemistry and I loved the banter between them. The Rashamon element in the plot provided an excellent opportunity for a unique film noir twist. I saw this movie at a preview with a large audience at a L.A. Museum of Modern Art/Independent Film Project screening and the place went wild. I watched it again on Showtime and enjoyed it just as much. It's great to see "under the radar pictures" like this. My hats off to everyone involved in the picture. Fine work all around. John Livingston practically steals the movie, I'll be watching for more from him. Loved the score too. If you have a chance see this movie!


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