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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.






Cast overview, first billed only:
Raul Carlos
Sean Malone ...
Steve Sweeney ...


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 April 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A hamisító  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

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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 »


Joseph Cutter: I hope you didn't do something foolish to be here.
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Referenced in The Queen Latifah Show: John Travolta/Alicia Keys (2013) See more »

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nice film
19 April 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

slow start but the pace does pick up , there are some nice touches and the characters do stir emotion and feeling…travolta uses his skills well to say few words bt the long silences speak volumes if ur willing to listen!….i guess he is using his own experience of loosing a son to convey the mood that would accompany such a tragic process for a parent and child ….plummer also plays his part as the long suffering yet slightly irreverent father to travolta ….tye sheridan is also well capable in his role as Will ,conveying adolescence and a heavy burden. Jennifer Ehle plays her character brilliantly as a disconnected drug addict mother reluctant to resolve her past. The film is also sensitive to the beauty of art and at the same time i guess the suffering that has accompanied some real artists whom have left us with a moment in history…The recipe of differing themes is well portrayed and nicely and sensitively edited ….as long as expectations are kept reasonable, as no mind blowing car chases occur or fantasy special effects …then this film is worth your time imo and may even stimulate a tear or two and the ending although fairly predicable is a nice conclusion and not over cooked … im sure but could be wrong that this Monet was or is in the cardiff museum in wales ?

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