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A guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history. Based on the October 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery.

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David Ghantt discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people's money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash...only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney, and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most. Written by Relativity

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What would you do with $17 million? See more »

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, some language and violence | See all certifications »

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30 September 2016 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,541,205 (USA) (30 September 2016)

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$17,356,894 (USA) (4 November 2016)
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Based on the 1997 Loomis Fargo Bank Robbery in Charlotte, North Carolina. $17.3 million in cash was stolen. See more »

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David did not make it back to the United States on his own as shown in the film. He was actually arrested in Mexico after the FBI traced his phone calls. See more »

Quotes

Runny: Please, don't shoot. I've got kids.
David Ghantt: Yeah? Do your kids know you're a lying, cheating sack of filth?
Runny: Well... I just haven't found the right moment to tell 'em.
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Features Hard Target (1993) See more »

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I Fought the Law
Written by Sonny Curtis
Performed by The Clash
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) & Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Intriguing
26 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

First of all, I just can't believe that this movie was based on a true story. It left me captivated to a point of going back to do research on the real story. I wanted to see pictures of these people in person. I just had to laugh while reading some of it.

After doing research on the real story, I found the movie to be very balanced in that it tried to find a humorous way to tell the story. I think that they actually pulled it off. Was it laugh out loud comedy? No...but entertaining, Certainly. It isn't something that I'd ever watch again, but I didn't feel as if it were a complete and total waste of time. There were a few funny moments and in some moments, I even felt sorry for the main character. It will definitely hold your interest. Worth a movie rental.


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