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Foolproof (2003)

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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CAD 8,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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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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Referenced in Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006) See more »

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Mannish Boy
Performed by Muddy Waters
Written by Bo Diddley (as Elias McDaniel), Muddy Waters (as McKinley Morganfield) and Melvin London (as Mel London)
Published by Arc Music Corp.
Published and Administered by Lonmel Publishing, Inc. and by Watertoons Music (BMI)
Administered by Bug
Courtesy of MCA Records, Under license from Universal Music Canada Inc.
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A hidden gem
10 January 2005 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Slick, witty, snappy, tight, and fun. Bright, endearing leads. David Suchet is really good as someone who really isn't very nice. The heists (and camera/editing), while not exactly Mission Impossible, are innovative and exciting, and although you always know what's going to happen it's a fun ride getting there.

Foolproof doesn't have the same star-quality you might find in some bigger releases, but the film looks crisp and colourful with good (eg. believable, unobtrusive) special effects, and there are plenty of films

  • and big-name directors - who could learn a thing or two about getting


sparky performances, and a pacy, neat little caper.


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