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Thick as Thieves (1999)

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 »

Director:

Scott Sanders

Writers:

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

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Mackin's dog Wally is 15 years old and on its' last legs when he was killed by Sugar Bear and Danny at the motel thinking that it was Mackin. 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 Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Italia '95
by Terry Devine-King
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Swift-paced and very entertaining
31 January 2003 | by pnay75-1See all my reviews

Like Supercords, I regret that Scott Sanders 's Thick as thieves is the sole movie he wrote/directed up to this day. Not having read the novel, I cannot speak of the respective merits of the book and the screenplay; but the screenplay /direction combination results in a very entertaining, swift-paced, well-knit, and clear movie ( in spite of the intricacy of simultaneous action at three different levels: the mob's, Baldwin's, and the cops'), with many welcome humorous touches ; good editing, then, and good musical score, too. Another asset is the cast, apparently selected with great care, up to the smallest parts: if Michael Jay White and Andre Braugher got rightly-deserved praise, all the players rate from very good to excellent: Alec Baldwin and his sidekicks, Bruce Greenwood ( almost unrecognizable ) and Ricky Harris, mobsters Richard Edson and Reginald Ballard,amusing Janeane Garofalo, quietly effective and attractive Rebecca de Mornay, and little-known but accomplished actor Robert Miano as the deceptively mild-mannered second-in command of the local mafia.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

9 April 1999 (Italy) See more »

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