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Criminal (2004)

Two con artists try to swindle a currency collector by selling him a counterfeit copy of an extremely rare currency bill.

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William Hannigan
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Ochoa
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Michael
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Waitress (as Laura Ceron)
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Waitress #2
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Grandma
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Waiter / Daniel
Nick Anavio ...
Café Manager
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Woman in Elevator
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Heather / Soccer Mom
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Ron
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Frank Hill
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Storyline

Two grifters - boyish, likable Rodrigo and the scheming, cynical Richard - meet by chance. Richard, who has cheated everyone he knows, including his siblings, is missing his partner, so he offers Rodrigo a job for a day. Rodrigo accepts because he has some savings, but needs more to pay his father's gambling debts. Richard gets a call when an aging, ill ex-associate needs help to sell a forged treasury note to a businessman whose visa is expiring the next day, a wealthy man who sees a chance to turn a quick profit buying what he thinks is a stolen document. When the con men have to improvise, Richard asks Rodrigo to use his savings to set up the deal. Is Rodrigo being conned? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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By the time you figure it out ...you've been had. See more »


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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24 September 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$283,209, 12 September 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,688,078, 22 May 2016
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the fact that this was filmed in the standard spherical format, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

When Richard is talking to Valerie about sleeping with William (when the scene first cuts to them), his body and head are moving as if he is saying something, yet the words don't come out until 3 seconds later; then his body stops moving, yet he's still saying something. See more »

Quotes

Richard Gaddis: [speaking to Rodrigo] You have one thing money and practice can't buy - you look like a nice guy.
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The only opening credit is the title. See more »

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Remake of Nine Queens (2000) See more »

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El Corrido De Juan Garcia
Written by Homero Morales
Performed by Los Pinguinos Del Norte
Courtesy of Arhoolie Productions, Inc.
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excellent
15 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw the film and loved it. The ending totally threw me. As I drove home I had to rethink the entire film. Every assumptions I had while watching it was wrong. It was a total surprize. Diego is soooo naturally talented; I hope the rest of the world discover him eventually. The rest of the cast was great too. I think the critics who didn't like it were wasting their times comparing it frame for frame with the original film. It would have been nice if they reviewed the film for the millions who've never heard of the original rather than for themselves. I have never seen Nine Queens and I'm glad I didn't because I probably would have been doing the same thing and ruined the experience. I didn't have any preconceived expectations and enjoyed it immensely. Can't wait to see what Diego does next.


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