The team plan to commit the crime of the century - the theft of the Star of Africa, largest diamond in the world and centrepiece of the Crown Jewels.

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The team seemingly gives up the long con to fulfill one of Danny's lifelong dreams: to steal the crown jewels. Or at least one them, anyways. The Star of Africa is soon to go on display in a local museum and Danny sees this as their chance. He arranges through their fence Benny to obtain five sealed bids for the diamond and the crew set about determining just how they are going to break into a room with time-locked doors and laser sensors. Things become complicated when Benny is arrested by the police and spills the beans on the plan. Written by garykmcd

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3 May 2005 (UK)  »

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During the scene where Danny is practicing his stealth moves in the hotel room, when originally aired, the soundtrack featured the classic theme from Mission: Impossible (1996). On the (USA) DVD release, the music has been replaced, rendering Danny's whimsical comment, "It worked for Tom Cruise!" meaningless. See more »

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Surprizing to the end!
18 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The idea of stealing something so prominent and so unique would be rather good for an "Entrapment" or "Mission Impossible" style of a movie. Why is it here, so outside the usual profile of the team and its typical objective of a con on a shadowy character? Because in fact the theft as such is not the objective, and this becomes obvious only at the very end of the plot.

A few elements in the plot appear almost naive, such as cracking of the security measures. As if that would be so easy... Aside of this, the convoluted storyline buries deeply the real objective of the con, and the purpose of the seemingly unrelated events and series of preparatory distractions. The most funny on the plot is that Her Majesty Police is in fact providing the "proof of authenticity" for the chunks of glass which will be "sold" several times to several shadowy collectors. I have not seen that coming!


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