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The Real McCoy (1993)

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A woman is released from prison, an expert bank robber who wants to settle down and go straight, but her parole officer and her former employer try to get her to pull one more heist.

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Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Desmond Lowden (novel), William Davies (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Basinger ... Karen McCoy
Val Kilmer ... J.T. Barker
Terence Stamp ... Jack Schmidt
Gailard Sartain ... Gary Buckner
Zach English Zach English ... Patrick
Raynor Scheine ... Baker
Deborah Hobart ... Cheryl Sweeney
Pamela Stubbart Pamela Stubbart ... Kelly
Andy Stahl ... Mr. Kroll
Dean Rader-Duval ... Lewis
Norman Max Maxwell Norman Max Maxwell ... Hoke (as Norman Maxwell)
Marc Macaulay ... Karl
Peter Turner Peter Turner ... Guard
David Dwyer ... Guard
Frank Roberts ... Guard
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Storyline

Karen McCoy is a thief who after getting caught is sent to prison for 6 years. After getting released she tries to see her son but her ex won't let her and tells her that he told their son she's dead. Karen's boss, Schmidt who left her in prison wants her to help him with a job. But she refuses. She tries to go straight but her parole officer makes things tough for her. Eventually she learns that Schmidt and her parole officer are working together to get her to do the job. When she still refuses, they grab her son. She then does the case work, one of Schmidt's people, Barker tries to help her. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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20 guards. 30 tons of steel. A security system second to none. They said there wasn't a man on earth who could pull off a bank job like this. They were right. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Karen McCoy - Die Katze See more »

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Gross USA:

$6,473,326
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Dolby | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

The train shown at the beginning of the movie is a MARTA train, which is the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Karen says she boarded the train in Athens, but the trains only run within the metro Atlanta area. See more »

Quotes

J.T. Barker: How many of these creeps have you got in your life?
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Connections

Referenced in Kicking and Screaming (1995) See more »

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Santa Barbara
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Written by 'Charlotte Georg"
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I guess there is only one good reason to watch it: Kim Basinger
28 October 2004 | by philip_vandervekenSee all my reviews

This is the sort of movie that will do if nothing else is on, but don't expect too much of it. I guess there is only one good reason to watch it and that is Kim Basinger. I really can't come up with something better.

This is a typical Hollywood bank robbery movie. Nothing wrong with that when it is done right, but The Real McCoy never gets above the average in the genre. The characters as well as the script are average and very shallow. You never get rid of the feeling that you know what is going to happen ... only to see a few minutes later that your feeling didn't betray you.

The bank robbery is perhaps the biggest disappointment. It's unbelievable how these top criminals always seem to know how to avoid every security system thanks to all the gadgets they use (they would make James Bond blush like a little school girl). And then of course we still have the security guards that look like a bunch of idiots that just want to be fooled. Spice this up with a love story that never really takes off and a lot of emotions about a little boy and you know what kind of movie this is.

I just wasn't thrilled after seeing it. I reward it with a 5/10. It just isn't worth more. Too bad.


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