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How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It) (2007)

Caught in the middle of a bank robbery, a slacker and a bank employee become the ones who arbitrate the intense situation.

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Jinx has coasted through life oblivious to the world around him and without a care in the world. His life is thrown into a spin when he gets caught in the middle of a bank heist and is forced to arbitrate this intense situation between the thieves and the police. Written by Archlight Films

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25 June 2007 (USA)  »

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$109, 10 February 2008, Limited Release

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$711, 24 February 2008
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The list of 10 things also appeared in Logan Lucky (2017) See more »

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Jinx stops the roll of tape with the bottom of his right foot, but removes it from the bottom of his left foot. See more »

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Jason 'Jinx' Taylor: Life is stealing from you. Literally. Surcharge by surcharge. Convenience is bleeding you dry. Nickel by nickel. Chump change. That dime you don't even bother to bend over to pick up on the sidewalk is the same dime you get bent over for by all these services. You want to call 411, that'll cost fifty cents. You want to actually place that call, that'll be an additional forty-nine cents. That adds up to guys like you and me. On any given day, I have twenty dollars before pay day. ...
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Special Thanks to: All Our Friends and Family And to Anyone Who's Ever Been Screwed by an ATM See more »

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References Columbo (1971) See more »

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Hungy Like the Wolf
Performed by Duran Duran
Courtesy of Capitol Records/EMI Music UK
By Arrangement with EMI Film and Television Music
Written by Nick Rhodes (as N. Bates), Simon Le Bon (as S. LeBon), Andy Taylor (as A. Taylor),
John Taylor (as J. Taylor), Roger Taylor (as R. Taylor)
Published by Biot Music Limited (ASCAP)
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Hot chick meets dude in vault
15 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

My summary basically points out the only reason this movie may be worth the watch. Erika Christensen is extremely hot and she gets an enormous amount of screen time. If that's enough for you to watch a movie go for it. Else - pass on the experience.

Jinx (Nick Stahl) is having a bad day. Hungry and frustrated he tries to retrieve his 20 dollars from the ATM machine only to find out that he doesn't have enough funds to pay the $1.50 surcharge. Angry he heads to his local bank unaware it was being robbed. Panicking he locks himself in the bank vault with bank robber Jessica (Erika Christensen), whom he quickly ties up. The robbers want in, whilst Jinx wants out... and his 20 bucks.

The plot actually sounds promising and given a proper director with some feel for building the suspense it might actually work. This director however went for Fight Club type editing and a script trying so hard to be intelligent, that it fails to notice how stupid it is. Add to that some really poorly acted sequences and an absolute lack of suspense and this is what you get... One of the worse bank robbery movies in living memory.


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