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The Maiden Heist (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  8 July 2010 (Portugal)
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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:
Lead Villain
Patricia B. Till ...
Rude Museum Patron
Rose Barlow
Donnie (as Bhavesh R. Patel)
Philip Dorn Hebert ...
Jim Chiros ...
Starving Artist
Warehouse Foreman
Anthony Cascio ...
Tony (as Anthony M. Cascio)


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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


They're not bad guys. Just bad thieves.


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 July 2010 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

The Lonely Maiden  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


During the end beach scene at the end of the movie Rose's hand position changes between camera angles. Her hand is by her face, then elsewhere, then by her face again. See more »


[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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Features Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »


Written by Jonathan Tunick
Performed by Jonathan Tunick
Courtesy of Yari Music Group, LLC
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cool fun film
7 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really Enjoyed this film, and it was full of some suspense. Its a rather different film for sure. Other reviewers do not like how its unbelevable, but have they worked in such a place for any period of time, are they art lovers themselves? are they ever captivated by anything in life. I think this shows very well the obsessive nature of people. Anything can take a persons fancy, and become an obsession, a piece of sting, how mundane it is to some, could be someones obsession, and they could know all manner of things about it.

so in that respect this film touches on a good subject, has fun moments, and is not made to be a serious film, its a fun film, just i think people need to relax more and learn to just enjoy it.

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