Small time crooksters Nick (Peter Falk) and Charlie (Charles Durning) have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and ...
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Small time crooksters Nick (Peter Falk) and Charlie (Charles Durning) have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin the set-up, but then Nick falls for the owner of a neighboring antique store and things get a little complicated.Written by
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In the first 20 minutes of the film, while Peter Falk is talking to the antique shop girl in the doorway of her shop, his head is tilted to the left when the camera is facing him. With the camera behind him, his head is suddenly straight up or slightly tilted to his right. This happens twice as he is talking to her. It's minor, but very discernible. See more »
This movie is a crime caper, an old-guys buddy picture and a romantic love story all wrapped up in one happy package. Peter Falk and Charles Durning play the crooks and Wendy Hughes, at the very peak of her astonishing beauty, plays the accidental love interest. What a trio!
The caper itself is a lot of fun. Tom Courtney as the upper-crust store manager, caught up by his own greed, is perfect, and so are all the supporting cast members. There are twists and turns, of course but in the end love wins out, all to the accompaniment of a score that I find myself humming long after I've watched Happy New Year. Which I do every couple of years. It's a jem.
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