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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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Askiseis listeias  »

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CAD 8,000,000 (estimated)

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$230,312 (Canada) (3 October 2003)
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The website that Rob is logging onto when he finds a diamond in his keyboard is www.heistmania.com. In reality, the site is non-existent. See more »

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When Kevin goes undercover to Hamish Intl. he takes a lot of things out of his yellow bag and then he starts putting all back. In the process, several items disappear and reappear on the counter between shots. See more »

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[repeated line]
Sam: Nice fucking car, Rob.
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Into Your Hideout
Performed by Pilot Speed (as Pilate)
Written by Pilot Speed (as Pilate)
Published by Wrangled Records
Courtesy of 2003 Wrangled Records and MapleMusic Recordings
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8/10 Good script, good acting, good plot, good soundtrack, intelligent caper.
31 May 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie.

Foolproof is a pretty intelligent caper film that rises above standard caper/action movies that you get from, say, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Acting: It was very good, but the acting from Ryan Reynolds was great. I found his delivery perfect for the role.

Script: The script was fairly intelligent but fell into a few standard-caper-script holes in a few spots. Overall the script maintained its character through the interpersonal banter, particularly with Reynolds.

Soundtrack: Excellent. Perhaps the greatest complement to an intelligent movie is a groovy soundtrack that helps keep the momentum of the film going. This soundtrack is groovy. Think Ocean's Eleven with George Clooney.

Plausibility: Well, here we have problems. Don't think this is realistic, just be thankful you don't have Arnie flying a Harrier jet. Hey, it's as plausible as Ocean's Eleven.

Overall, I really enjoyed this movie, and I would happily recommend it to almost anyone.

8/10


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