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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.

Director:

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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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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Taglines:

Calm under pressure... Cool under fire. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Goofs

Right before Gary Buckner is attacked by a tiger, the tiger roars. Tigers never roar when they attack. See more »

Quotes

[Karen McCoy tries to fire the gun in a gunfight]
Karen McCoy: You didn't load the gun?
J.T. Barker: You told me to buy it, not to load it.
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Soundtracks

Field of Guitars
(uncredited)
Music by Jim Jacobsen (as Peter Morris)
Ole Georg Music
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Bank robber forced into another job to rescue son.
3 April 2008 | by alexcamsSee all my reviews

Not sure why this film gets trashed as much as it does, since it's pretty good. It's worth watching for the cast alone -- Basinger, Kilmer and Stamp. But it must be said that the British film upon which it's based is better. That would be Bellman and True (from an old English song) starring a cast of people that you probably never heard of, headlined by Bernard Hill as the computer geek who has to go along to keep his son safe. Bellman and True also serves as something of a time capsule, taking us back to a grotty, depressed and depressing London that is barely visible in British films any more. We can probably put the change in tone down to the Four Weddings effect. The comparison of these two movies serves as an excellent example of one of the more interesting questions of popular culture: why are the Brits generally so much better at movies that feature crime than Hollywood? Think of Cracker, State of Play, Prime Suspect, Behind The Lines, and Mobile.


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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,705,425, 12 September 1993

Gross USA:

$6,484,246

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,484,246
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1.85 : 1
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