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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.

Director:

Bill Bennett

Writers:

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 Clarke Shaun Clarke ... Sweeney (as Shaun R. Clarke)
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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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

[after successfully catching Phil the Shill, with Frank's help]
FBI Agent O'Malley: Hey. Next time you pull a job, give me a call. The way you operate, you might as well be wearing a badge.
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Connections

References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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Speechless
Written by Colin James
Performed by Colin James
Produced by Chris Kimsey
Courtesy of WARNER BROS. RECORDS
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Only for Sandra Bullock
1 December 2016 | by jubair07See all my reviews

The basic premise of the movie is the story of two thief Roz (Sandra Bullock) and Frank (Denis Leary). There is nothing new in this movie in terms of plot, great character development or mise en scene. But it is still quite enjoyable due to the great on-screen chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Denis Leary.

I watched it as I was (I still am) a huge fan of Sandra Bullock and she didn't disappoint. She had quite a different role in this movie as a "Bad Girl" persona compared to her previous "The Sweet Girl Next Door" character movies she did like Love Potion No. 9, The Net, While You Were Sleeping and Speed. Her character, costumes and her interactions with Denis Leary makes it a worthwhile movie for fans of Sandra Bullock and a an interesting Friday Night movie for everyone else.

One honourable mention is Yaphet Kotto as FBI Agent O'Malley, he basically steals every scene he is in even when Bullock and Leary are present.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two If by Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,656,986, 14 January 1996

Gross USA:

$10,658,278

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,658,278
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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