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Kevin, Sam and Rob are founding members of a theoretical group which pulls off heists. Leo, a gangster, blackmails them into pulling off a real multi-million dollar heist. Now it's up to them to get out alive.

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Twenty-something Torontonians and friends Kevin, Sam and Rob play a game they call Foolproof: they plan foolproof heists, but without the intention of actually carrying them out. They have a few rules in the game, including the three having the necessary technical and physical abilities to carry out the tasks required for the heist, the plan cannot include loaded guns, and there is no violence meaning that no one gets hurt. They try to be as meticulous if not more so than the best high stakes thieves. The fun is in knowing they could do it if they truly wanted. Their collective lives change when someone breaks into Sam's apartment and steals their latest plan for a jewelry warehouse heist. After the warehouse is hit, the culprit identifies himself to them as Leo 'The Touch' Gillette, a known but never convicted high stakes thief who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. He tells them that the break-in at Sam's apartment was not by accident, and that part of his grand plan is to ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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3 October 2003 (Canada)  »

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CAD 8,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The movie was not only the widest release of a Canadian movie in history (as of October 2003), but had a record-breaking marketing budget of $2 million. See more »

Goofs

Leo gives Sam his gun in the basement. She aims at him. Then he says he would never give her a loaded weapon and tells her he took out the magazine. But when Sam puts the mag in and loads the gun (pulling back the slide) you can clearly see a bullet flying out of the shell ejection. So that means there was a bullet in the barrel all along and she wouldn't have needed the mag at all which tells us that Leo is not a professional or more likely that the crew screwed it up. See more »

Quotes

Leo Gillette: Bottom line, I need this job executed with a perfect finesse.
Kenny: [from outside] Damn it!
Leo Gillette: Oh, and you'd be amazed at what little finesse there is for hire.
[Looks at Kenny, who has spilled coffee all over himself trying to open the cup]
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References Herbie Rides Again (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Wild, Sweet & Cool
Performed by The Crystal Method (as Crystal Method)
Written by Ken Jordan / Scott Kirkland / Tom Morello
Used by permission of EMI Virgin Music, Inc., EMI Virgin Songs, Inc.
Harder Faster Music/Drug Money Music
Courtesy of Outpost Recordings/Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Canada Inc.
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A Solid Mystery Caper Film
5 June 2005 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

this no name, no budget mystery caper surprisingly is a solid piece of film-making with an excellent plot twist, taut writing and acting along with a good music track. There is a delightful laid back transition into a more sinister scenario along with a few spicy scenes that never become over the top. Somewhat manipulative in places, but not really more than most mystery thriller genre movies. The characters could have been more refined and restrained in a few places, but overall this a good "see" if one is looking for something exciting when it comes to crime films - a sort of mini Oceans 11 or 12 on a smaller scale without all the big action. Seven out of Ten Stars.


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