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The Forger (2014)

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A thief works with his father and son to forge a painting by Monet and steal the original. Together, they plan the heist of their lives.


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The world's best art forger (John Travolta) makes a deal with a crime syndicate to get an early release from prison, but in return he must pull off an impossible heist - he must forge a painting by Claude Monet, steal the original from a museum, and replace it with a replica so perfect that no one will notice. He enlists the help of his father (Christopher Plummer) and son (Tye Sheridan) and together they plan the heist of their lives! Written by Lionsgate

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It's never too late for one last heist.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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24 April 2015 (USA)  »

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A hamisító  »

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2.35 : 1
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John Travola traveled to Hong Kong to study oil painting in order to prepare for his role in this film. See more »


In the diner where Ray brought his son Will they receive their order overly quickly It couldn't even have been able to start being made in that short of time. Also when she brings them their plates, with Ray's order she says it's a burger with no onions when you heard him asking for it he just asked for a cheeseburger he never made extra specifications incidentally when you see it it does have cheese on it. When Ray goes to put ketchup on it you see him with the bottle in his left hand and almost about to pop the cap with his left and the next shot from the back you you hear the pop of it opening but it ends up emerging from the right side like he was doing it the exact opposite way, switched hands incongruently. When shot back from the front his plate is turned 180 degrees on the table and he's holding the top bun randomly in his left hand when it already been taken off previously. See more »


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Worthwhile drama won't be forged in memory
26 May 2015 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

The Forger, yet pretty forgettable, is still quite an involving drama, with an excellent performance from Travolta. The Forger offers little surprises and sits between good and fair. Travolta an ex con, is released early from prison, to be with his cancer ridden son, who probably has nine months to live. There's a catch. He has to forge a painting for these bad scummy dudes. Travolta kicks arse in this too, like when he's onset by these thugs, as if to remind him to do his job, or he's back in the clink. Travolta separated from his drug addicted wife, takes hos son to see her. This scenario was very reminiscent of that one in The Fourth Wish, where the actress here was excellent, up there wit Travolta. So is Christopher Plummer as the grandad, creating a hell of a interesting old guy character character, putting his magic touch of acting to it, like Travolta does with that paintbrush. The son too, is awesome, bringing a manifold of emotions with such realism and naturalism. One surprise is near the start, when Travolta's in that club, and is made the skank woman for a cop, which I didn't. Though quite a worthwhile drama, it's one you throw away after seeing it. How Travolta screws the bad dudes with his plan was very predictable, and there are other moments too. The final scene borders on tear jerking territory, so have those tissues ready.

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