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Flawless (2007)

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

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28 March 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,198,612 (USA) (11 July 2008)
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Branko Tomovic auditioned for the part of Vladimir Dmitriev. See more »

Goofs

(at around 5 mins) Early in the film a worry over problems in "Botswana and South Africa" is stated in the dialog, but the film is set in 1960 when the country of Botswana was still British Bechuanaland (as correctly displayed later in the film on a large map of Africa); Botswana was not renamed until its independence in 1966. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Hobbs: May I give you some advice, Miss Quinn?
Laura Quinn: Well, you are the one holding the gun.
Mr. Hobbs: Life is for living. It's there for the taking. Grant yourself no regrets.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 29 March 2008 (2008) See more »

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The Blue Danube Waltz
Composed by Johann Strauß (as Johann Strauss)
Recorded by the Luxembourg String Quartet
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Story, Acting, & Atmosphere combine...Flawlessly!
8 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Start with two of the most reviled yet tolerated institutions: diamond broking and large insurance underwriting. Spin a story around these heartless institutions getting their "just comeuppance". Justice is served by two very different individuals who quite remarkably find themselves in this extraordinary situation. Singularly they wield no power over such old established hallmarks, yet together they bring these "takers" to their knees.

Speaking of together, Michael Caine continues his low key return to excellent work ever since Ciderhouse Rules. He's great here and surprise...Demi Moore is spot-on in her portrayal as the brilliant, yet stepped-on lone female executive who sacrificed too much before she realized too late it was for naught. These two elevate the all ready good story to great heights.

Special mention is due to the set design. It really nails the 60's-some of which I recall and all of which looks totally appropriate. The directing is most excellent too as it builds the story slowly, never revealing too much, and allows the tension to slowly mount. The movie has a quite satisfying ending that you really couldn't figure out exactly until it too was revealed. Really a great movie, highly recommended.


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