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The Art of the Steal (2013)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  20 June 2014 (UK)
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Crunch Calhoun, a semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get his old gang back together to pull off one last heist.



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Credited cast:
'Uncle' Paddy MacCarthy
Guy de Cornet
Interpol Agent Bick
Samuel Winter
Female Border Guard
Dax Ravina ...
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Van Der Beer
Christopher Dyson ...
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Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell), a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get back into the con game and pull off one final lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother, Nicky (Matt Dillon). Reassembling the old team, Crunch comes up with a plan to steal a priceless historical book, but the successful heist leads to another far riskier plan devised by Nicky. They fail to realize each other's separate agendas when their plan goes awry in this con movie about honor, revenge and the bonds of brotherhood. Written by Production

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It takes a great artist to pull off the perfect con


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 June 2014 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Fix  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$39,670 (USA) (14 March 2014)


$61,446 (USA) (21 March 2014)

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The establishing shot of the airport terminal in the scene where Guy arrives is not from a Canadian Airport. It is actually Terminal 2 of the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in The Netherlands. See more »


The motorcycle chase in the subway train was recorded most likely in Romania. Warsaw metro looks very different, also all the signs are visible are either in English or Romanian. See more »


Interpol Agent Bick: Let me ask you a question. You ever seen the inside of Sing Sing?
Francie Tobin: I haven't
Interpol Agent Bick: Cause I know a lot of guys who would like to fuck you inside there.
Francie Tobin: You hitting on me?
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There are bloopers during the ending credits. See more »


References The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) See more »


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Written by Arnaud Porcheron
Performed by Les Terribles
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20 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was WAAAAYYYY better than what I thought it was going to be. There are very few movies I don't like of Kurt Russell's but the rest of the cast was pretty awesome too. The comedy part that stood out to me was the banter of Terence Stamp. Funny stuff there!

If you like Jay Baruchel's acting, you'll get some great scenes with him too. Especially when he had the beard on at the border crossing. Wasn't any nudity that I could think of which is always a bummer but good for the kids. While not action packed like Italian Job or movies of the sort, it was still a great watch. Definitely stay for the end credits as there are some out takes.

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