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Lassiter (1984)

A handsome jewel thief is arrested and in order to avoid prison, must break into the heavily guarded German Embassy to steal millions in gems.

Director:

Roger Young

Writer:

David Taylor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Selleck ... Nick Lassiter
Jane Seymour ... Sara Wells
Lauren Hutton ... Kari Von Fursten
Bob Hoskins ... Inspector John Becker
Joe Regalbuto ... Peter Breeze
Ed Lauter ... Smoke
Warren Clarke ... Max Hofer
Edward Peel ... Sgt. Allyce
Paul Antrim Paul Antrim ... Askew
Christopher Malcolm ... Quaid
Barrie Houghton Barrie Houghton ... Eddie Lee
Peter Skellern Peter Skellern ... Pianist
Harry Towb ... Roger Boardman
Belinda Mayne Belinda Mayne ... Helen Boardman
William Morgan Sheppard ... Sweeny (as Morgan Sheppard)
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Storyline

Lassiter is a handsome jewel thief operating in London in the late 1930s. One day he is arrested and told that if he wishes to avoid prison, he must break into the heavily guarded German Embassy in London and steal millions in Gems. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

The best things in life...are stolen See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Intelligence agencies featured in the film were Scotland Yard and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). See more »

Quotes

Kari Von Fursten: Have you ever killed anyone, Mr. Lassiter?
Nick Lassiter: Tell me about Berlin.
Kari Von Fursten: Berlin... for me it is the only city. Well Shanghai can be pretty interesting.
[pauses]
Kari Von Fursten: Who did you kill?
Nick Lassiter: Intersting in what way?
Kari Von Fursten: In diversions. In amusements of a particular nature. Women with animals, drugs, little boys, pleasure... and pain.
Kari Von Fursten: [fixing Lassiter] Do I shock you?
Nick Lassiter: I don't know. Is my hair turn white?
[they both laugh]
[...]
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Frankie and Johnnie
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A slick pre WWII period piece about Cops and Robbers
6 August 2002 | by PatrickMageeSee all my reviews

What more could you ask for than a handsome thief, two gorgeous women, a wimp of an FBI man, a bully of British cop, a super black Mercedes Coupe, a vintage motor cycle, gambling, a murder, bumbling Gestapo thugs and supporting actors that truly support the play that is in progress! Well written, directed and acted, progress keeps things moving (even flying through the air on a wire!) at a good pace that won't leave you behind, but will get you to the end. There are even street scenes with costumes and vehicles galore! In other words, the sets are good as well! Enjoyable!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lassiter See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,027,583, 20 February 1984

Gross USA:

$17,513,452

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,513,452
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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