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The Hard Easy (2006)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  22 May 2007 (USA)
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Two separate teams of jewel thieves, one low-rent and one upscale, both desperate, converge on the same score at the exact same time, and a simple job turns out very complicated and very bloody.

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In Los Angeles, the gambler Paul Weston is a loser, and owes a lot of money to the dangerous mobster Freddie. When he is brutally beaten and the life of his former wife is threatened by the Freddie, his acquaintance bartender Vinnie sends him to Dr. Charlie Brooks first and then he convinces him to participate of a heist in the jewelry district with the professional thief Gene to raise the necessary money to pay his debt. Meanwhile, the stock market broker Roger Hargitay finds that the company where he works embezzled US$ 5,000,000.00 from their clients and he will be arrested in a couple of days. His boss Ed Koster convinces Roger and two co-workers to participate in an easy robbery of a jewelry planned by an inside man. On Saturday morning, both gangs arrive in the same jewelry for the same heist at the same time. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Two Gangs, One Heist....Only the Lucky Survive.


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Rated R for violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »
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On the wall of Dr. Charlie's office is a display of her father's U.S. Marine Corps awards. Among these is the Combat Action Ribbon, which is awarded only to those who actively participated in combat. But the display's Vietnam Service Medal ribbon has no campaign stars on it to indicate battle participation. See more »

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[first lines]
Saleswoman: Over here... Good morning.
Delivery guy: Good morning. What, uh, What's with all the suits?
Saleswoman: Some big dealer thing.
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A solid debut
8 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sure, it's a genre picture, but a stylishly directed and well acted one. First time helmer Ryan especially gets great performances out of the character actors (Weller and Dern) who haven't had a chance to strut their stuff on screen like this in years. I do wish Ryan's talents in striking a nice balance between action, noir, and drama had been matched by a smarter screenplay (you want the plot to twist more and not just thicken). However, all in all it's a great showcase for some fine acting (not only by the aforementioned Weller and Dern; Farmiga, Boreanaz, and especially Thomas also come off quite well)and director Ryan, who seems to exhibit the same muscular craftsmanship of a young Sidney Lumet or Michael Mann.


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