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Crime Spree (2003)

A French gang of thieves flies over to Chicago for a one time job. However things seem to get out of hand soon.

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Angelo Giancarlo
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Joey Two Tons
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An out-of-town heist becomes a nightmare for a crew of French burglars when they mistakenly rob the head of the Chicago mafia. Unaccustomed to the ways of the American underworld, it is not long before they have the mafia, the FBI and a couple of street gangs on their backs as they attempt to make their way back to Paris. Written by Vincent Reed

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Wiseguys. Not smart guys. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language, some violence, sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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16 April 2003 (France)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$884,083 (France) (18 April 2003)
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Another "in joke": when the thieves want to take aliases to protect their identities, Marcel insists on being called "Elvis". That's because Johnny Hallyday, who plays Marcel, is known as the "Elvis of France". See more »

Goofs

Raymond's coat was quite stained from jumping out of the car onto the grass. When he gets back to the hotel his coat is completely clean. See more »

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Zammeti: They were all French guys.
Joey: French Guys? You mean like French from France?
Zammeti: Yeah, French guys from France!
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Features Judge Judy (1996) See more »

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Dès que le vent soufflera
Written by Renaud
Performed by Renaud
Courtesy of Universal Music Canada
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Hilarious-- but also quite dark
6 January 2004 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

All they needed was Jean Reno. Depardieu, Hallyday, Renaud, Taghmaoui and the lesser known, Freiss and Dray make up a gang of complete screw-ups who are set up to take a fall and wind up robbing Keitel, always great as a mafioso, and get involved in every kind of mess-up imaginable. The ending is charming and remindful of the ending in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Although the film is quite violent, and liberally sparkled with gallows humor, it comes off incredibly well as a dark comedy. Depardieu does well with comedy and his chemistry with the rest of the bunch is superb in all their antics.

If you haven't seen it, do. If you have, rent it again. I had to, in order to pick up on some of the laughs I missed while guffawing the first time around. Even if you don't speak French, the subtitles are cleverly apt and capture most of the witty dialogue among these veteran French actors.


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