Denis Leary plays an unfortunate cat burglar, who is abandonded by his partner in the middle of a heist, and is forced to take an irritating Connecticut couple (Kevin Spacey, Judy Davis) hostage. He soon finds that he took more than he bargained for when the couple's blackmailing son and despicable in-laws step into the picture. Before long they're driving him nuts with their petty bickering and family problems. The only way for him to survive is to be their referee and resolve their differences, before he can be nabbed by the police.Written by
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Arthur J. Nascarella, who plays one of the policeman, was actually a real cop in the NYPD for 21 years. See more »
At one point while in the car after taking Lloyd and Caroline hostage, tail lights disappear behind Gus in the rear view window. See more »
Murray! How are ya, pal?
I'm fine Gussie. How are you?
Oh, just a little tired after running for ten hundred
fuckin' miles because there was no fuckin' car waiting for me!
[beats the phone against the counter numerous times, then back into phone]
What did I tell you? I told you to act like a drunk vagrant imbecile! Is that too much of a *fuckin'* stretch?
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I laughed like hell during this movie. Judy Davis and Kevin Spacey fit their roles perfectly and their first scene, with B.D. Wong, gets the movie off on the right foot. It only gets funnier after that. This is the only movie I can tolerate Denis Leary in; I find him very annoying and smug normally. This movie should be on television every Christmas!
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