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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) »


It took the heist of the century to settle the score. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un plan brillante  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$1,198,612 (USA) (11 July 2008)

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


(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 »


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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first-class diamond heist drama
19 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Set in London in 1960, the aptly named "Flawless" features Demi Moore as Laura Quinn, the first woman to become senior negotiator at Lon Di, the world's premier diamond firm. However, Quinn has pretty much hit the glass ceiling career-wise with the company, and when she discovers that she is about to be let go from the firm, she agrees to join forces with the night janitor (Michael Caine) in his plan to rob the vault of a thermos-full of uncut diamonds.

"Flawless" is a good old-fashioned caper tale done with an abundance of wit, intelligence and style and just enough twists and turns in the plot to keep the audience on its toes throughout. Moore and Caine make a perfect team as the duo plotting the heist, while director Michael Radford generates enough suspense for a dozen average thrillers. The script by Edward Anderson even manages to squeeze in some points about early '60's feminism and South African apartheid along the way.

Definitely worth seeing.

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