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The Opportunists (2000)

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A struggling auto mechanic with a criminal past agrees to one last heist to pay off his debts.

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Myles Connell

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Myles Connell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Walken ... Vic Kelly
Peter McDonald ... Michael Lawlor (as Peter Mcdonald)
Anne Pitoniak Anne Pitoniak ... Aunt Dee
Kate Burton ... Rest Home Sister
Jim Mayzik ... Rest Home Priest
Vera Farmiga ... Miriam Kelly
Donal Logue ... Pat Duffy
Cyndi Lauper ... Sally Mahon
Paul D'Amato ... Dylan
Wally Dunn ... Harry
Olek Krupa ... Ted Walikaki
Chuck Cooper ... Arnon Morris
John Ortiz ... Ismail Espinoza
José Zúñiga ... Jesus Del Toro (as Jose Zuniga)
Branden Vega Branden Vega ... Tony Del Toro
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Storyline

Vic is a struggling auto mechanic with a safe-cracking past and a lot of debt. His girlfriend runs a bar and offers to loan him the money she's saved for remodeling, but Vic is reluctant to take it. When a long-lost cousin from Ireland shows up on his doorstep, the two team up for one last heist. Written by Anonymous

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Crime pays. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Polish

Release Date:

11 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alkalom szüli a... See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,967, 13 August 2000

Gross USA:

$584,054

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$584,054
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When they are renovating the bar, the painter in the background is moving the paint roller up and down the wall, but no paint is transferring onto the wall. See more »

Crazy Credits

Thanks to Ma Connell and the clan. Special thanks to Adele, Bobby and the rest of the gang at Buffa's. See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Red Buckets
Written by Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan and James McNew
Performed by Yo La Tengo
Published by Roshashauna Music/Excellent Classical Songs (BMI)
Courtesy of Matador Records
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Efficient, but on the dull side...
9 November 2002 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

After a distant cousin comes to stay with him, one-time safe-cracker Christopher Walken is lured into taking one more heist assignment. Too-familiar story nevertheless has interesting elements, both funny and dramatic. This safe-cracker has not come far in the last decade: he has to rent a fancy car as a ruse, his cousin is a crafty but green accomplice, and the two security guards in on the scheme are schnooks. Mildly enjoyable despite an overall feeling of lethargy and predictability. Cast is strong, with Walken doing his usual even, solid work and Cyndi Lauper (of all people) very attractive as a no-nonsense bar-proprietress. ** from ****


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