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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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$109 (USA) (8 February 2008)

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$711 (USA) (22 February 2008)
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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 »

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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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[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. ...
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References Jerry Maguire (1996) 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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A Fun Romp!
28 June 2007 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

It's difficult to make a film where nothing happens exciting to the viewer, but the filmmakers have done that here. Because nothing happens. And it works anyway. The cinematography is original and well done. The way the DP has the camera move gives you a real feel for the location and the claustrophobia the characters must feel. One shot in particular stands out. The camera moves from the vault back through the bank, out a bullet hole, and ends with the cops.

The dialogue is sharp and often funny. You might not be repeating any lines to your friends but the dialogue feels real. Okay, there was a little exposition, but not a lot. The exchange that ends with "I have his number if you want it" cracked me up.

The situations with cell phone use feel authentic in how they play out. The characters' frustrations and lack of cleverness is a refreshing change from most films. The editing is fairly tight. Scenes don't drag.


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