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Just Business (2008)

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Elizar Perla is a recently retired cat burglar who has succumbed to the temptation of one final score. The target is David Gray, famous for his collection of art and other rarities. Soon ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Marty Jameson
David Gray
Earl Pastko ...
Eli Perla
John Robinson ...
Tom Esposito
Tony Bloom (as Anthony 'Mif' Sud)
William Yong ...
Mr. Chan
Wei Chen ...
Sam Wu
Angela (as Catherine Rankin)
Vin Lucas
Jack Epplett ...
Old Man Gray


Elizar Perla is a recently retired cat burglar who has succumbed to the temptation of one final score. The target is David Gray, famous for his collection of art and other rarities. Soon after the job, Elizar disappears, leaving his daughter Marty (Gina Gershon) distraught. Desperate, Gray approaches Marty suggesting that her father will turn up as soon as the stolen artwork is recovered. She begrudgingly accepts the offer to help him locate the art, but all is not as it seems, as the rarest of stolen pieces has value beyond ordinary currency. Written by Peace Arch

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A masterpiece of manipulation.



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An entertaining whodunnit
7 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Several minutes into the movie, it was clear the less than stellar acting would persist throughout the movie. Yet that may have been the director's purpose, as other elements of the movie, from the music, to the settings and cinematography, are done in earlier styles, as well, reminiscent of similar flicks done in the 1930s. The plot is indeed interesting, with the usual set of twists which will keep you interested, particularly when you learn there's something deeper going on... From the usual assortment of seedy characters, to clues cleverly sprinkled throughout the various scenes, this movie is is a sleeper that will wake you up with interest. At one point, the director engages in a very interesting parallel set of scenes that literally had me grinning at their enjoyable novelty. In all, a good flick.

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