Billy, a hopeless romantic, robs banks wearing business suits, in a desperate attempt to hold on to his three-timing girl friend, Selina. Billy believes Selina only likes him for the thrill...
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Billy, a hopeless romantic, robs banks wearing business suits, in a desperate attempt to hold on to his three-timing girl friend, Selina. Billy believes Selina only likes him for the thrill that his bank robberies offer, and the gifts he bestows upon her. Wanting to give up his criminal life, he plans a final bank heist in order to buy a sailboat and sail away with Selina. Billy dons a business suit and pulls off the robbery. However, he fails to dismantle a security camera, and his face is recorded. Billy hides out at the nearby "Heartbreak Hotel," and sees his image on the television news. Before long, hotel clerks, delivery men, and drug dealers recognize Billy, and extort him for money. Meanwhile, he becomes depressed when he realizes that Selina has been unfaithful. Billy consoles himself in the arms of a prostitute named Priscilla, who soon falls in love with him.Written by
Originally released in US theatres with a NC-17 rating; video version is edited and is rated R. See more »
BRILLIANT but. . .flawed
Bank Robber is a rare gem of a film that mixes dark comedy with extreme social significance. The cast is an excellent eclectic mix of the serious and surreal, a bit like the film really. It has some really funny moments and some very sexy ones. The erotic stuff only lasts a few minutes but stays with you for a long time. Lisa Bonet has never been better. Patrick Dempsey, unfortunately, phones it in. It needed a Sean Penn or a Tim Roth to really make it work. Direction is good, cinematogrophy excellent and it is conceptionally intriguing, with most of the action taking place in the one room. Rent it, or if your lucky see it on the big screen late night. It's a cult film.
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