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The Art of the Steal (2013)

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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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Storyline

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

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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

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20 June 2014 (UK)  »

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The Fix  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,670, 16 March 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$61,446, 23 March 2014
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Trivia

Matt Dillon is actually American, and not Swedish. See more »

Goofs

The officers chasing with motorcycles in Poland wear Italian Carabinieri uniform. See more »

Quotes

Nicky Calhoun: I'm Nicky. Paddy, Francie, Crunch.
Ponch: Some shitty aliases, you all sound like chocolate bars. Where is Twix?
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At the end of the credits, the ice vendor with the slow business makes another appearance See more »

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

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In Dreams
Written by Roy Orbison
Performed by Roy Orbison
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A real treat
9 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

What a great ride!

I'm Canadian, and nothing kills me more (being a Canadian) than saying that there is an undeniably 'crappy' feel to most, if not all, Canadian productions. That being said, this movie was actually really good. Great performances from most of the cast, really great to see Kenneth Welsh and Terence Stamp adding some credibility to whole thing.

As far as heist movies go, this one is fairly typical but the production/editing really pull it together. Kurt Russell does a great job along with Baruchel and Winnick and my usual aversion to Matt Dillon was even kept in check to some degree. Nice little twist-up at the end even if it was somewhat predictable. Also Some pretty funny scenes and exchanges, especially if you watch the outtakes in the credits.

All in all a great film with a surprisingly good feel.


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