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Small Time Crooks (2000)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 19 May 2000 (USA)
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A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.

Director:

Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Allen ... Ray
Carolyn Saxon Carolyn Saxon ... Candy Salesperson
Tracey Ullman ... Frenchy
Michael Rapaport ... Denny
Tony Darrow ... Tommy
Sam Josepher Sam Josepher ... Real Estate Agent
Jon Lovitz ... Benny
Lawrence Howard Levy Lawrence Howard Levy ... Dynamite Dealer (as Lawrence Levy)
Diane Bradley Diane Bradley ... Cookie Store Customer
Crystal Field ... Cookie Store Customer
Cindy Carver Cindy Carver ... Cookie Store Customer
Ray Garvey Ray Garvey ... Cookie Store Customer
Bill Gerber Bill Gerber ... Cookie Store Customer
Olivia Hayman Olivia Hayman ... Cookie Store Customer
Laurine Towler ... Cookie Store Customer
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Storyline

Dishwasher and small-fry criminal Ray hits on a plan with his partners in crime to re-open a local pizza place and dig through to the bank down the street. As his wife can't cook pizza but does great cookies, that's what they sell. While the no-hope tunnellers get lost underground, the cookie operation really takes off and the team find themselves rich business people. But the other local money isn't quite ready to accept them. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Explodes with big-time laughter. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Same plot as A Night Before Christmas (1942), with Edward G. Robinson. Instead of a luggage store, the setting is a bakery. See more »

Goofs

Tony Darrow's character is referred to alternately as Tommy Walker and Tommy Beal. See more »

Quotes

Ray: It's Louie the 14th, or Louie the 15th. I don't know how high the Louie's go, actually.
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Connections

Referenced in Oi diaplekomenoi: Episode #1.8 (2001) See more »

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Lester Lanin Cha-Cha
Written by Lester Lanin
Performed by Lester Lanin
Courtesy of Epic Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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now he's making fun of rich New Yorkers
12 June 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I would have never expected a movie like "Small Time Crooks", but one would have to imagine that it could only come from Woody Allen. He plays loser Ray Winkler, who plans to pull off a big heist. But of course, he needs a cover. So, his wife Frenchy (Tracey Ullman) opens a cookie shop above the tunnel that Ray is digging, and lo and behold, the cookie shop is a smash hit, and they never pull off the heist! A year later, Ray and Frenchy are fabulously wealthy, to the point where "60 Minutes" reporter Steve Krofft interviews them. But this all starts exposing the problems in their lives. Maybe crime would have paid after all! Above all, this movie shows that Woody Allen does best when just going for straight comedy. I would say that this was his funniest movie since "Mighty Aphrodite". Also starring are Elaine May, Jon Lovitz and Hugh Grant. You're sure to like it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Woody Allen Spring Project 1999 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,880,723, 21 May 2000

Gross USA:

$17,266,359

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,934,477
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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