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Confidence (2003)

 -  Crime | Thriller  -  25 April 2003 (USA)
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Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer.

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Lionel Dolby
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Whitworth
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Manzano (as Luis Guzman)
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Storyline

What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew: Insideman Gordo, Shills Miles, and Big Al--and two corrupt LAPD officers, Lloyd Whitworth and Omar Manzano. But when both Lionel and Big Al turn up dead, it becomes clear that Lionel wasn't just any mark--as Jake soon learns, he was an accountant for eccentric crime boss Winston King. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Jake offers to repay The King by pulling off the biggest con of his career. The mark? Morgan Price, a banker with deep ties to organized crime. With so much riding on the outcome, Jake decides to bring in a brash, blonde pickpocket named Lily, who joins the crew in a complex scheme involving corporate loans, creative accounting, wire transfers and off-shore accounts. Jake and his crew will have to stay one step ahead of both the criminals and the cops to finally settle their ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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It's not about the money. It's about the money. See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for language, violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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25 April 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$70,362 (South Africa) (26 September 2003)

Gross:

$104,242 (South Africa) (3 October 2003)
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Trivia

The plot to this movie shares a number of similarities to perhaps the most famous heist movie of all time, The Sting. See more »

Goofs

In the "Mexican standoff" in the bar at the beginning of the movie, Miles works the pump action on his shotgun twice without ejecting a cartridge. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jake: So I'm dead. And I think it's because of this redhead.
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Connections

References Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Respect
(One Rascal Mix)
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Written by Otis Redding
Published by Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Adrenaline Rush for the Mind
29 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film is fabulous. Great writing, dialogue. Thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying. You will clap, laugh, grin from ear to ear for the ride ride it takes you on. Quick, smart, funny, fresh with its searing wit. I applauded at the end in thanks for the ride.


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