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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 license plate on Rob's car is AFYL 983. See more »

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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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[repeated line]
Sam: Nice fucking car, Rob.
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Referenced in Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006) See more »

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Bohemian Like You
Performed by The Dandy Warhols
Written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor
Published by Chrysalis Music Limited/Dandy Warhol Music Inc.
Courtesy of EMI Music Canada
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I was surprised.
5 October 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I'll admit it - I only went to see this movie to support the fact that a Canadian movie was playing at my local giant movie-plex - a rarity in these parts. I didn't know all that much about it and I went in thinking that there was a good chance that I was not going to like this movie.

But I was surprised. Although it wasn't the most techno-savvy heist movie with the coolest gadgets and up-to-the-minute technology, it had me entertained. That's not to say that there weren't gadgets and neat props used to pull of the heists - just not a plethora of things like you would see in a huge budget Hollywood movie. The parts in the movie that were supposed to be funny made me laugh and the tense parts had me going.

The setup, a trio of twenty-something friends making a game out of planning the perfect crime without actually any intention of pulling them off, was at least a refreshing start to a caper movie. They are not looking to score diamonds and make it rich - they are satisfied with knowing that they outsmarted the security companies and that they could pull off these jobs if they didn't have morals and a respect for the law (they are just desk-jockies).

I thought that the acting was well-done and the roles were believable. The script was pretty good and at least there wasn't a bunch of cheesy one-liners and awkward dialogue (although I too found that they said "foolproof" more times than warranted).

All in all I would have no problem recommending this to anyone. As long as you don't go into the theatre expecting the smartest, savvy-est, most original heist movie ever to grace the screen, then you'll most likely enjoy it for the 'popcorn movie' that it is.


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