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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.


Bill Bennett


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





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


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


Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Frank: Remember when we had the map. Those were the fuckin' day weren't they. The map days
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References Smokey and the Bandit (1977) See more »


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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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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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 »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,656,986, 14 January 1996

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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