An aging con-man and a beautiful, ambitious student cross paths in a scam that promises to make them both rich.

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Harlan
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Fiona
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Sonny
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Dutch
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Sacco
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Eddie
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Mr. Five Wounds
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Francois
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Hooded Thief
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Kurt the Dealer
Robert Huculak ...
Lanky Gambler
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Christmas on the Canadian prairie: Harlan, a small-time grifter, plans a big con with his moll Fiona, scraggly and half his age. Expensive watches "on loan" from a jeweler, cash borrowed at a high vig from a tribal fund manager, and an old violin are props in the con; a pawnbroker with a safe full of money and various well-armed or well-protected thugs get their ores in as well. Problems, crosses, and double-crosses mount: Harlan finds himself on the stick's short end as the night progresses. Whose money will end up where? And for whom will this be a silent night? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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You only con the ones you love.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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17 January 2004 (USA)  »

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7 golpes de suerte  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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There is purposely no discernible timeframe for the movie. There are '70s and '80s cars and rotary dial phones coupled with the latest cellphones. See more »

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Wonderful, layered con flick
31 January 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Kevin Pollack is the best he's ever been as a down on his luck grifter, who gets involved in a scheme to steal some blackmarket Rolexes... which is just the start of dozens of twists and reversals in this wonderfully textured con game. The film has a lot of heart underneath all the deceptions. I can't say it's anything new in the genre, but that shouldn't matter too much. It's skillfully written and directed, with some beautiful, moody photography. If you're into noirish, grifter pieces, then this should be right up your alley.


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