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The Maiden Heist (2009)

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A comedy centered on three museum security guards who devise a plan to steal back the artworks to which they have become attached after they are transferred to another museum.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Roger Barlow
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Lead Villain
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Docent
Patricia B. Till ...
Rude Museum Patron
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Rose Barlow
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Donnie (as Bhavesh R. Patel)
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Curator
Philip Dorn Hebert ...
Needlebaum
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George McLendon
Jim Chiros ...
Sculptor
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Starving Artist
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Bob
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Warehouse Foreman
Anthony Cascio ...
Tony (as Anthony M. Cascio)
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Three middle-age guards learn that their museum has sold a wing of art to a Danish museum. Each has a favorite in that collection, and none can imagine life without the peace and completion it brings. Though mere acquaintances, they plot a theft of the three pieces between the time they are packed and the time they're loaded onto a plane. First each must obtain a forgery; then, they have to smuggle the forgeries into the museum and find a way to make the switches. The heist is complicated by Roger's intrusive wife - he's promised her a trip to Florida for their anniversary - and George's proclivity for taking his clothes off when standing in front of the warrior statue he loves. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They're not bad guys. Just bad thieves.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language, nudity and brief fantasy violence | See all certifications »

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8 July 2010 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

The Lonely Maiden  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The script for the scene of George first stowing away in the crate ended where he gets back out of it. The remainder of the scene was ad-libbed by William H. Macy and Christopher Walken. Walken does indeed have arthritis in his hands. See more »

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During the conversation between Roger and his wife at the door of her room, the door changes between half open in the scenes shot from the hall, to wide open in the scenes shot from inside the room. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lead Villain: I sincerely apologize for disturbing your afternoon. If you relax, and stay calm, you will all be here alive. We have come only for the girl.
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Written by Jonathan Tunick
Performed by Jonathan Tunick
Courtesy of Yari Music Group, LLC
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Try it...really...please...
6 June 2010 | by (California, United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. Hubby brought it home for my birthday pizza-movie night and it was wonderful. The characters are different from what you would normally see these fine actors playing and it seems like they enjoyed it! The performances were uniformly excellent. The story was lovely.

And I, at least, believed that these pieces were THAT important to these characters. I think if you stand in the presence of art for hours...days...months...years...you could easily find in it the source for what you feel you are missing.

Some of the reviews say it is slow, but I think sometimes it is so nice to take a little time to get to know the characters in a story rather than having their life story shoved down your throat in 90 seconds so that the explosions can begin...give it a try...please...


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