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Two If by Sea (1996)

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A couple steals a Matisse painting on contract. They manage to escape the police. The sale takes place 4 days later on an island. Things don't go as planned.

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Bill Bennett

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Denis Leary (story), Mike Armstrong (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denis Leary ... Francis 'Frank' O'Brien
Sandra Bullock ... Roz
Stephen Dillane ... Evan Marsh
Yaphet Kotto ... FBI Agent O'Malley
Mike Starr ... Fitzie
Jonathan Tucker ... Todd
Wayne Robson ... Beano Callahan
Michael Badalucco ... Quinn
Lenny Clarke ... Kelly
Jonny Fido Jonny Fido ... FBI Agent Burke
Don Gavin ... Sully
Shaun R. Clarke Shaun R. Clarke ... Sweeney
Markus Parilo Markus Parilo ... FBI Agent Peters
John Friesen ... Sheriff Herbert Horn
Sean Runnette Sean Runnette ... Marty
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Storyline

Frank O'Brien, a petty thief, and his 7-year-long girlfriend Roz want to put an end to their unsteady lifestyle and just do that last job, which involves stealing a valuable painting. Frank takes Roz to an island on the coast of New England, where he wants to sell the painting and also hopes that their sagging relationship will get a positive push back up. Not everything goes as planned, as some thugs and the FBI try to recover the painting and Roz gets attracted not only to the landscape... Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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A new comedy about love, laughter, and larceny

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stolen Hearts See more »

Filming Locations:

Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$10,700,000
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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes from the The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) appear on the TV in the background when Frank and Roz are in the borrowed mansion. Yaphet Kotto, who plays FBI agent O'Mally in this movie, also appeared in The Thomas Crown Affair; and Denis Leary appeared in the remake, The Thomas Crown Affair (1999). See more »

Goofs

Roz hits Frank at the party on the left side of his face, but walking home he's ruefully rubbing the right side of his face. See more »

Quotes

[a local cop is preventing O'Malley from entering a crime scene]
FBI Agent O'Malley: O'Malley, FBI!
Local Cop: O'Malley?
FBI Agent O'Malley: Is there a problem?
Local Cop: No. I just thought you'd be more... , more...
FBI Agent O'Malley: More Irish?
Local Cop: Yeah.
FBI Agent O'Malley: [in a very fake Irish accent] Top o' the fuckin' mornin' to ya!
Local Cop: [embarassed] Yes, sir.
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Connections

References Princess Caraboo (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wouldn't Be Here If I Didn't Love You
Written by Rick Nowels
Performed by Belinda Carlisle
Produced by Rick Nowels
Courtesy of EMI RECORDS
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Brilliant!
20 January 2001 | by rshrmnSee all my reviews

Let me say right off the bat that "Two If By Sea" is by far one of the best comedies ever written. Backed by a killer screenplay and stunning cinematography, Sandra Bullock and Dennis Leary do a fantastic job - their superb on-screen chemistry left me in stitches. Normally, I am quite critical of romantic comedies, but "Two If By Sea" left me breathless.

A cinematic masterpiece in all respects!


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