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Two If by Sea (1996)

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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... See full summary »

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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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Gross USA:

$10,700,000
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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During filming Sandra Bullock discovered she is allergic to horses. See more »

Goofs

As O'Malley walks down the hallway of the house that's been robbed, a member of the camera crew brushes past a potted plant making the branches whip back toward the actors on screen. See more »

Quotes

Frank: What are you looking for, a key?
Roz: No, I'm lookin' for your brain.
Frank: You think someone would actually leave a key?
[Roz reaches above the door and finds a key]
Roz: This key? Is this the key you're talkin' about? I'm just checkin'.
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References Batman Forever (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

You Love Who You Love
Written by Carole Bayer Sager and Paddy Moloney
Performed by Alannah Myles
Produced by Guy Roche
Alannah Myles appears courtesy of ATLANTIC RECORDING CORPORATION
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Minor gem
4 November 2006 | by xredgarnetxSee all my reviews

A blonde Sandra B. and her beau of longstanding, played by the equally blond Dennis Leary, romp their way through a romantic comedy having to do with a bunch of small-time crooks and a very valuable stolen painting. Shot in scenic Nova Scotia, the backgrounds are absolutely gorgeous, and Bullock and Leary have great rapport that makes their rocky relationship very believable. FBI agent Yaphet Koto is along for the ride in a role similar to the one he essayed in MIDNIGHT RUN. Leary co-wrote this, In a manner reminiscent of Donald Westlake -- which is a very good thing, if you know who Westlake is. If not, look him up. Leary is consistently Leary (maybe he was born a fully developed adult), while Bullock in 1996 is growing into the superstar that we know today. She's playing a role that might have been Julia Roberts' a few years before, as she did in several other pictures prior to SPEED and MISS CONGENIALITY, which she made her own.


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