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Bank Robber (1993)

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... See full summary »

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Nick Mead

Writer:

Nick Mead
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dempsey ... Billy
Lisa Bonet ... Priscilla
Judge Reinhold ... Officer Gross
Forest Whitaker ... Officer Battle
Olivia d'Abo ... Selina
Paula Kelly ... Mother
Mariska Hargitay ... Marisa Benoit
Michael Jeter ... Night Clerk #1
Joe Alaskey ... Night Clerk #2
Andy Romano ... Police Captain
Warren Munson ... Bank Manager
Don Perry ... Assistant Manager
Lisa Spikerman Lisa Spikerman ... Candy (as Lisa Marie Spikerman)
James Garde ... Chris
Stephen McDonough Stephen McDonough ... Andy
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Storyline

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 Larry B.

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Stealing her passion is a risky affair.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, a bloody shooting, drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Alternate Versions

Originally released in US theatres with a NC-17 rating; video version is edited and is rated R. See more »

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BRILLIANT but. . .flawed
24 August 1999 | by Wicked1-2See all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Billy See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,998, 12 December 1993

Gross USA:

$115,842

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$115,842
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Company Credits

Production Co:

IRS Media, Initial Groupe See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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