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PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 28 March 2008 (USA)
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Set in 1960 London, where a soon to retire caretaker convinces a glass-ceiling constrained American executive to help him steal a handful of diamonds from their employer, the London Diamond Corporation.

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London, 1960. Laura Quinn is the lone female executive at London Diamond Corporation. She is frustrated as her talents are rarely acknowledged and her less-experienced male co-workers are promoted ahead of her. She is shocked, but intrigued, when the mild-mannered night janitor, Mr. Hobbs, approaches her with a daring but simple plan to steal a handful of diamonds from the vault. Laura agrees to help, but she is soon in over her head. And it is not long before insurance investigator Mr. Finch has his eyes on her. Written by L. Hamre

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heist | diamond | 1960s | vault | janitor | See All (72) »

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$181,910 (USA) (28 March 2008)

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$1,198,612 (USA) (11 July 2008)
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Sir Michael Caine and Demi Moore have also worked together in Blame it on Rio (1984), where they played father and daughter. See more »

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Although the design of the chair (aluminum group designed by Charles and Ray Eames) in L. Quinn's office dates back to 1958, the base (antler) is incorrectly the modern and not the original one. See more »

Quotes

Laura Quinn: How'd you do it, Mr. Hobbs? How did you get them out?
Mr. Hobbs: [ignoring her question] Do you know what the hardest substance in the world is?
Laura Quinn: [ignoring his reply] And who's really behind this?
Mr. Hobbs: A Diamond. You rub it with a cloth, it lets off a charge. You put in water, it comes up dry. It's only enemy is another diamond.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 29 March 2008 (2008) See more »

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Take Five
Composed by Paul Desmond
Recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quartet
Published by Derry Music Co/Valentine Music Group
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gem of a heist movie
31 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are looking for car chases, kidnappings, and violence- you won't like this little gem (can't resist the pun) of a heist movie. Instead you have a clever plot that unwinds in small and subtle bits, like a trail of bread crumbs. Just when you think you have it figured out, another quiet twist sets your theories spinning again.

It keeps you on the edge of your seat, not because you are afraid of the next gun fight or bomb blast (there are none) but because you care about the characters and what happens to them. The casting is perfect, with Moore as the smart, strong, but emotionally stoic diamond manager; and Caine as the simple janitor with a brilliant plan. It was refreshing to have the "relationship" between the male and female lead not be a romantic one- there are so many more dimensions to human interactions.

While this movie is appropriate for the whole family, it may be too subtle to hold the interest of younger audiences. Also its themes- a woman in a man's world, career disappointment, mourning a lost love- are not themes that children relate to. A movie my boyfriend and I both enjoyed.


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