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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.

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ray
Carolyn Saxon ... Candy Salesperson
... Frenchy
... Denny
... Tommy
Sam Josepher ... Real Estate Agent
... Benny
Lawrence Howard Levy ... Dynamite Dealer (as Lawrence Levy)
Diane Bradley ... Cookie Store Customer
Crystal Field ... Cookie Store Customer
Cindy Carver ... Cookie Store Customer
Ray Garvey ... Cookie Store Customer
Bill Gerber ... Cookie Store Customer
Olivia Hayman ... Cookie Store Customer
... 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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Explodes with big-time laughter. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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19 May 2000 (USA)  »

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Woody Allen Spring Project 1999  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,880,723, 21 May 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,071,230, 6 August 2000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Woody Allen claims he cast Tracey Ullman because she's one of the few comedians that makes him laugh. See more »

Goofs

The box of "Belgian" chocolates in the opening scenes is clearly a box of Perugina chocolates, an Italian brand. See more »

Quotes

Ray: Yeah! But no museums, 'cause I'm not going to museums. The pictures spook me out... the virgins...
Frenchy: [Frenchy laughs hysterically] Ha ha ha! Spooked by the virgins! Ha ha ha! Sorry...
Ray: Work on the laugh, Frenchy!
[Frenchy laughs again, snorts, then stops]
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Referenced in Edición Especial Coleccionista: Casino Royale (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Sarabande From the Suite #2 for Solo violoncello In D Minor
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Jesse Levy
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Absolutely Fabulous!
13 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie is one of those rare gems. A movie with great, seamless performances, a solid story, and a hysterical script. This is one of those movies that you literally need to rush to the video store to rent.

Elaine May is one the most unrelentingly hilarious woman that is so underrated that it should be a crime. The woman is the definition of FABULOUS.

Tracey Ullman is a goddess. She could read a phone book and make it funny. Thats how good she is!

A MUST see! Rush to the store!


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