6.2/10
5,545
22 user 17 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An alcoholic theater owner needs to put together a successful musical in order to pay off his mob debt, but problems arise when the wise guys want to cast their friends in the production.

Director: Brian Herzlinger
Stars: Erika Christensen, Michael Paré, Paul Sorvino
Afghan Luke (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An experienced journalist risks returning to Afghanistan in pursuit of a sensational story.

Director: Mike Clattenburg
Stars: Nick Stahl, Nicolas Wright, Stephen Lobo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The patriarch of a distinguished but crumbling Dallas family is forced to hit the town with his daughter's punk rock boyfriend.

Director: Amy Talkington
Stars: Tom Wilkinson, Nick Stahl, Selma Blair
Playing God (1997)
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Wilson
Stars: David Duchovny, Timothy Hutton, Angelina Jolie Pitt
Big Stan (2007)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A weak con man panics when he learns he's going to prison for fraud. He hires a mysterious martial arts guru who helps transform him into a martial arts expert who can fight off inmates who want to hurt or love him.

Director: Rob Schneider
Stars: Rob Schneider, David Carradine, Sally Kirkland
Stand Off (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The story centers on a botched fish market robbery that leads to the involvement of the local police and a gangster out for revenge.

Director: Terry George
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Colm Meaney, Martin McCann
Unknown (2006)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.

Director: Simon Brand
Stars: Jim Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Bridget Moynahan
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Henry Durand is a young federal agent who is given a difficult assignment: spy on his mother and her boyfriend who is suspected of leading a gang of art thieves.

Director: George Gallo
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Meg Ryan, Colin Hanks
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A group of crooks, an ex con, his friend and a gun crazy gangster plan a drug heist, but not everything goes as planned.

Director: Kiefer Sutherland
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Dickens, Vincent Gallo
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: David Aspinall
I'm in Hell (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young Wall Street hot shot is killed in an auto accident and is sent back to earth to live without his worldly possessions.

Director: Frank Coraci
Stars: Jason Biggs, Jimmy Dean Carlson, Erika Christensen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Set in the world of stand-up comedy, "Behind the Smile" tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of Danny Styles, a young comic from Cleveland, Ohio, who moves to Los Angeles in ... See full summary »

Director: Damon Wayans
Stars: Jessica Anderson, James Belushi, Steven Bernstein
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Officer DeGepse
...
...
Gunman
...
Fellow Officer
...
Key Witness
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
SWAT Sniper #1 (credit only)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

How to Rob a Bank  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$109 (USA) (8 February 2008)

Gross:

$711 (USA) (22 February 2008)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The full list of tips shown throughout the film on how to rob a bank are: Tip #1 - Decide to rob a bank. Tip #2 - Have a plan. Tip #3 - Have a back-up plan. Tip #4 - Establish clear communications. Tip #5 - Choose your partners carefully. Tip #6 - Expect the unexpected. Tip #7 - Shit happens. Tip #8 - Don't get greedy. Tip #9 - Remember, shit happens. Tip #10 - Hang up and know when to walk away. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
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. ...
See more »

Connections

References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

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)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A well paced and lighthearted masterpiece.
13 May 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The first thing I did after watching this film was take it to my friends house and watch it again. I was so taken up with the cast the witty lines and the hand to mouth existence that the main character personifies. The acting was superb with the feelings of each character portrayed so well that it's almost impossible to take your eyes off the screen. The timing of each line was done so masterfully you're drawn even further into the story. I've read some of the other reviews and I honestly believe that this film is worth far more than they're giving. It's lighthearted nature, range of believable and identifiable characters as well as the sheer brilliance of its time and pacing has made this one of my favorite films of all time.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Not that bad paulalanblakey
How to Screw Up a Movie Ending imfinished
On Direct tv PPV chadburchett04
cellphone reception jaceyg
gavin rossdale joined the cast musichurts
release date? xtremekornfreak

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?