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Thick as Thieves (1999)

R | | Crime, Drama | 9 April 1999 (Italy)
On loan from Chicago mafia to Detroit underworld, a thief gets double-crossed by the Detroit boss, and, after barely escaping, vows to take revenge. Aided by two of his close friends, and, ... See full summary »

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Scott Sanders

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Patrick Quinn (novel), Scott Sanders (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Adair-Rios ... Waiter
Khandi Alexander ... Janet
Erich Anderson ... Tenesco
Cecil 'Shuckey Duckey' Armstrong Cecil 'Shuckey Duckey' Armstrong ... Butch
Tom Babuscio Tom Babuscio ... Ray (as Thomas Babuscio)
Alec Baldwin ... Mackin
Reginald Ballard ... Sugar Bear
Richard Beatty Richard Beatty ... Benny (as Rick Beatty)
Eric Bizot Eric Bizot ... Claude
Andre Braugher ... Dink
Lisette Bross ... Restaurant Patron
David Byrd David Byrd ... Capetti
Louis Crugnali ... Ricky
Sandra Cusimano Sandra Cusimano ... Maria
Michelle Davison Michelle Davison ... Mother
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Storyline

On loan from Chicago mafia to Detroit underworld, a thief gets double-crossed by the Detroit boss, and, after barely escaping, vows to take revenge. Aided by two of his close friends, and, pursued by a dogged detective, the thief proceeds to burn Detroit underworld to the ground.

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It's all about payback.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

9 April 1999 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Comme un voleur See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The final feature film of actor David Byrd. See more »

Goofs

Among "Thanks to" (corporate contributors) in end titles: "Calvin Kelin", an obvious typo for Calvin Klein. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Mackin, 'The Thief': You are one ugly dog.
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Connections

References The Waltons (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Body Moves
by Rare Essence
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an altogether well-made film
9 May 2003 | by leyenda61See all my reviews

So I'm visiting my brother's house bored to tears and channel-surfing like crazy. All of the sudden, i catch Thick as Thieves coming on. I had never heard of it and the intro was pretty quirky, so i gave it a shot. This movie is one of those best-keep-secrets that most people don't notice. It's not a comdey per se, and not really an action or a Tarantino-esque movie, it kind stands in its own class. The situations the characters get in and out of are humorous-- not "LMAO" funny, just amusingly funny wry. The pacing, casting, the characters, the acting and direction are all top notch and very well fleshed out. So far, anyone i've personally recommended Thick as Thieves to has enjoyed. Hopefully you will, too.


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