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Foolproof (2003)

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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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Tara Slone ...
Maggie
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William House ...
Stanley Q. Hamish
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Harry
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Detective Mason
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Kenny (as Anthony Mifsud)
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Harlon
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Leo Gillette
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Lawrence Yeager
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Sandi
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Albert Humphrey
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Storyline

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

The counterbalance of the elevator passes the elevator at several different floors. The first time when they hang under it, the balance passes at something like the 4th floor. When Sam is going to track the guard, she is at the 22nd floor and the same happens as the elevator goes by. Both cases are not according to the indicators outside the elevator near the entrance; the 22nd floor is almost at the top of that elevator's reach. This means the counterbalance should pass the elevator at something like floor 15, not 5 and certainly not 22. See more »

Quotes

Leo Gillette: [about Sam's diary] Don't worry, I skipped the more personal entries. I'm a thief, not a scoundrel.
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Referenced in Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Right Place Wrong Time
Performed by Dr. John
Written by Dr. John (as Mac Rebennack)
WB Music Corp. o/b/o itself/Mystical Light Music
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Pleasantly Surprised
29 February 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I rented this video on a whim as I enjoy heist flicks, but went in expecting really grade B material. I ended up thoroughly enjoying this film! Ryan Reynolds and the cast were funny without overdoing it and worked well together. The film wasn't burdened with cheesy dialogue, hokey special effects and the such. Throughout it maintained a smart approach toward keeping the characters in the forefront. Yes, the heist sequences were detailed and decent in their own right and is on par with that of Entrapment but maybe even better: cool to watch without it being way, way over the top. But we never lose sight of the three central characters. It's finding these small niche gems that make watching films an adventure.


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