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

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He had a scheme. She had a motive. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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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Un plan brillante  »

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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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Trivia

Sir Michael Caine's grandfather had a similar job to Hobbs. See more »

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(at around 10 mins) The record on the turntable is Brenda Lee's "I'm Sorry", but the soundtrack is instrumental jazz. See more »

Quotes

Laura Quinn: Why do you want to steal from the company?
Mr. Hobbs: Who said I did?
Laura Quinn: Hypothetically.
Mr. Hobbs: War and plunder, the two most reliable sources of income.
Laura Quinn: I didn't realize! Are we at war?
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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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Michael Caine Stars In Excellent Crime Drama
20 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recall some woefully erroneous movie critic writing about Michael Caine in the late 1960s that Caine was the sort of actor whose career would have three brief stages: 1. Get me Michael Caine; 2. Get me a Michael Caine type; 3. Who is Michael Caine? Needless to say, that movie critic is now long gone and forgotten, while Michael Caine has simply gotten better and better, aging like fine wine. This is not a big "message" movie, or a huge budget extravaganza, but rather it is an extremely well-made and entertaining and suspenseful crime film with very human characters you can really care about. It is set in 1960 England, in which Caine, a janitor, attempts a spectacular robbery of precious jewels. With the able support of Demi Moore, in one of her best performances, and the fine direction of Michael Radford, and a wonderful attention to the little details that make a film so much better, FLAWLESS is very much worth the price of admission. And Mr. Caine, with his finely nuanced performance, a man who can make a glance or a subtle movement speak more than a ton of histrionics by lesser actors, is topping the bill. Need I say more?


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