Columbus Day (2008)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  26 June 2010 (Spain)
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A thief tries to fix the damage done during the biggest heist of his career.


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A thief tries to fix the damage done during the biggest heist of his career.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A Brilliant Thief. His Final Heist. The Score of a Lifetime. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

26 June 2010 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó meló  »

Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Producer Kevin Spacey and Trigger Street Productions sold the movie to producer Elie Samaha against the wishes of the director and cast, who viewed the film as an indie drama and thought Samaha's involvement would compromise the film. See more »


Most readily apparent during close ups of Johnny inserting coins into the pay phone, beginning with the phone call that Johnny makes to Manny to warn him, and subsequent call, the type of pay phone Johnny is using, changes repeatedly from one that has the coin slot towards the left side and the coin return lever to the right side, to the type that has the coin slot to the extreme right and the return lever towards the center and back again. See more »


John Cologne: After I'm done talking to you, I feel good.
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References The Little Mermaid (1989) See more »


Til We Are We Once More
Music by Michael A. Levine
Lyrics by Michael A. Levine
Performed by Lisa Germano
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Kilmer at his best
10 December 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Columbus Day - My Review Current mood: hungover Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities

Val Kilmer has had a strange sort of career. At it's height he starred in some big movies such as Top Gun , Batman Forever and heat but since then he had made countless unremarkable films including some real bad ones , the worst being The Saint. I'm not sure the reason for the career slump but i think it might have something to with the reputation he got for being an awkward and moody , on and off set. Whatever the reason I'm please to announce the The Kilmer is back with undoubtedly one his best performances seen in recent years!

After the heist of his life, a thief hides out in a city park as he plans to strike a deal to unload the stolen goods. There, he begins an unusual friendship with a precocious boy, prompting him to reach out via phone to his ex-wife and estranged daughter, who he hopes will reunite with him now that he is about to be rich. As his business deal begins to unravel, he fights to keep the kid out of harm's way and escape to Florida to join up with his family.

Forget that this is a heist movie because that is only a sub plot in what is a superbly acted and directed movie about people , friendship and the fight with what should be their priorities in life.

The interaction between John Cologne ( Kilmer) and 12 year old ( Antoine) Bobb'e J. Thompson is delightful. At first Cologne finds him a distraction but the young boys charm draws him in and they end up with a strong Bond between them.

There are also some good cameos from Marg Helgenberger ( of C.S I Fame) and Lobo Sebastian who plays gangland boss Jimmy Espinosa

Director Charles Burmeister has made a little gem of a movie here that may well give Val Kilmer the career boost that undoubtedly his acting deserves.

Apparently Val Kilmer had to undergo over an hour of daily makeup to look older for the role but to be fair apart from putting on a few pounds he didn't look to different from the old days.

Columbus Day just goes to show that you don't need big budgets and multi million dollar stars to make a great movie.

8 out of 10

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