In London, Georges Thomason (Tom Georgeson), his seductive American girlfriend Wanda Gershwitz (Jamie Lee Curtis), and their associate Ken Pile (Sir Michael Palin) are planning their latest crime, a diamond heist that should net them thirteen million pounds sterling. They plan on leaving the country with the goods after the heist. On Wanda's recommendation, they enlist the help of her brother, Otto West (Kevin Kline), a weapons expert, for this heist. In reality, Otto is not Wanda's brother, but her latest lover, a dimwit who gets off on his own body odor, who believes he's an intellectual because he reads Nietzsche, and who does not tolerate being called stupid by anyone. Wanda has one weakness in men which is how Otto was able to get her to be his lover: speaking Italian in seduction. Wanda and Otto plan to double cross Georges by having him arrested for the heist, while they abscond with the jewels. Wanda further plans to triple cross Otto by eliminating him from the picture after ...Written by
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What about my tits?
Does he get to handle them?
Yes, he does. That's my forecast and I'll stand by it.
Would this also involve... nuzzling?
Yes, I think three million dollars is worth a bit of nuzzling. Fifty percent chance of that.
I thought you weren't jealous?
I'm not. I don't believe in jealousy, it's for the weak. One thing though. Touch his dick and he's dead!
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At the very end of the closing credits is the word FIN -- which is how French films say THE END, but in English a "fin" is a part of a fish. See more »
The Special Edition DVD has a bunch of deleted scenes including Otto's secret hobby and alternate scenes making the film more darker comedy.
There are two alternate endings. Both feature Otto dying and covered in blood in the cement but have different scenes on the plane, both imply that Wanda is going to run off with the money.
She has short hair, but sports a cleavage and legs to use appeal as a motivator.
The stereotype of the pompous Briton, the ignorant American, the racist South African and more come out to fantastic effect. I just felt badly for the poor dogs.
This one is funny.
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