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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Durward Allan ...
Julius Friedman
Van Der Beer
Ranking Officer


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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Jason Jones' wife Samantha Bee, and Chris Diamantopoulos' brother Gus lived next door to each other in the same downtown Toronto building. See more »


When Sunny is pointing the flintlock pistol at Crunch it is not ready to fire because the Frizzen should be in the down position to hold the priming gunpowder. See more »


Crunch Calhoun: If you've got no trust, then what do you got?
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References The King's Speech (2010) See more »


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Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Tchaikovsky)
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User Reviews

Way better than expected
14 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

I decided to review this one because some of the other reviews are slightly miss leading. I do not pretend in any way to be a film critic... Just your every day regular movie goer/watcher, and as such I must admit I really really enjoyed this one. It has enough twists and turns to keep you hooked till the end and delivers a nice sense of humor throughout the whole movie. Yes, maybe the movie did try a bit too much to be a type of Guy Ritchie meets Ocean's Eleven, but I wouldn't necessarily say that's bad, and I wouldn't say it failed at it either. Bottom line, if you are considering watching it don't think it over too much, go for it and enjoy it, I guarantee it'll have you hooked into the first 10 minutes.

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