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Swindle (2002)

$windle (original title)
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Four thieves attempt to make the richest score in history.

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K.C. Bascombe

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Sizemore ... Seth George
Sherilyn Fenn ... Sophie Zenn
Dave Foley ... Michael Barnes
Conrad Pla ... Cisco
Alain Goulem ... Curtis Locke (as Al Goulem)
Alan Fawcett Alan Fawcett ... Lieutenant Dan Archer
Kenneth McGregor Kenneth McGregor ... Lukas (as Kenneth John McGregor)
Katie Griffin ... Judy
Danny Wells Danny Wells ... Lieutenant Jackson Craig (as Jack Daniel Wells)
Genevieve Sabourin Genevieve Sabourin ... Samantha Erickson
Vanya Rose-Kuhrt ... Cory Lee (as Vanya Rose)
Ryan Kennedy Ryan Kennedy ... Officer Richie O'Malley
Lori Graham Lori Graham ... Reporter
Sasha Gervais Sasha Gervais ... Marc
Candace Sibley Candace Sibley ... Hooker
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Storyline

Seth George is a cop who knows his job well, and one day is asked to infiltrate a gang of thieves specializing in bank robbery led by the beautiful Sophie Zenn; during the robbery the cop falls in love with the beautiful thief losing radio contact with his superiors who suspect that their man has passed on the side of the criminals. Written by IvanWong

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An undercover cop... on the wrong side of the law. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 April 2004 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Swindle See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

Faulkner Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital
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Goofs

During Seth's narration prior to entering the poker game, he mentions that they will be playing Texas Hold 'em. The game they actually play on screen is Draw. See more »

Quotes

Cisco: Somebody die?
Sophie Zenn: Not yet.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

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Predictable 'Heist' Film, Brightened by Leads...
9 December 2003 | by cariartSee all my reviews

It is doubtful that you'll remember much about $WINDLE for long; as a 'heist' film with an undercover cop (Tom Sizemore) falling for mastermind Sherilyn Fenn, it is pretty much 'by the numbers', with the mandatory 'psycho gang member' (Conrad Pla), a plot twist that isn't that surprising, and a resolution that is predictable (save for Dave Foley's unexpected windfall). What provides the greatest pleasure in the film are the performances of Sizemore and Fenn, who are both terrific.

Tom Sizemore is a fast-talking, quick-witted cop who is deep undercover as a freelance hood 'recruited' for an old-fashioned bank job, and whether he is quoting Jack Kerouac while seducing Fenn, savoring a high-stakes poker game, or trying to explain to his partner that he's not on the 'take', he dominates the screen each time he appears.

Sherilyn Fenn is a marvel. After surviving early roles best remembered for her frequent nude scenes (TWO MOON JUNCTION, MERIDIAN), she has matured into an actress of some range and a remarkable sensitivity. When she describes men's usual 'pick up' lines ("Nice dress...It would look great on my floor"), there is a world-weariness and pain in her voice that is totally honest. At 37, she has achieved a balance between her still breathtaking beauty and growing dramatic skills that, in a 'kinder' world, would provide her better roles in more than just 'Indie' films.

$WINDLE isn't a great film, but catch it, anyway, for Sizemore and Fenn. You won't be disappointed!


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