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Bandits (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 12 October 2001 (USA)
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Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writer:

Harley Peyton
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Joe Blake
Billy Bob Thornton ... Terry Collins
Cate Blanchett ... Kate Wheeler
Troy Garity ... Harvey Pollard
Brían F. O'Byrne ... Darill Miller
Stacey Travis ... Cloe Miller
Bobby Slayton ... Darren Head
January Jones ... Claire
Azura Skye ... Cheri
Peggy Miley ... Mildred Kronenberg
William Converse-Roberts ... Charles Wheeler
Richard Riehle ... Lawrence Fife
Micole Mercurio ... Sarah Fife
Scott Burkholder ... Wildwood Policeman
Anthony Burch Anthony Burch ... Phil
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Storyline

Two convicts, one charismatic (Willis) and the other a hypochondriac (Thornton), break out of prison and immediately start a bank robbing spree, kidnapping bank managers, spending the night with their families, then going with the managers in the morning to rob the banks. Using a dim-witted stunt man as their getaway driver and lookout, the three successfully pull off several jobs (even gaining the attention of a television show about American criminals), and become known as "The Sleepover Bandits." Things are going great until the bank managers begin to realize that the robbers are non-violent and therefore no threat to them or their employees, changing the game for the Bandits. To add to the complications, a bored & unhappy housewife (Blanchett) ends up in the hands of the criminals, and begins to have romantic feelings for both Willis and Thornton, causing a sticky love triangle. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Two's Company, Three's A Crime.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content, language and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The little girl who belches during the dinner scene is Bruce Willis' daughter, Scout Willis, and according to him, that belch was not enhanced. The other girl is another one of Willis' daughters, Tallulah Willis. See more »

Goofs

The tire blows on the ambulance, but as the ambulance flips over, the same tire is seen to be intact. See more »

Quotes

Flamingo Desk Clerk: I've never seen so much pink in my goddamn life! It's a hell of a thing to do to an automobile.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits on the left side of the screen, you see 2 events happening: 1) Harvey and Claire (the Pink Boots girl) getting married in Mexico & 2) Some more outtake footage from the bandits' interview with Darren Head. See more »

Alternate Versions

In an alternate ending, Kate Wheeler (Cate Blanchett) is holding Joe's (Bruce Willis) and Terry's (Billy Bob Thornton) hands while watching the wedding, and she is pregnant. Letting the viewer speculate which man is the father. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Bank Robbery Movies (2015) See more »

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Wear It So Well
(2001)
Written by Peter Hutchison
Performed by Lucas Shine
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User Reviews

** out of 5
7 August 2002 | by casey_choas66See all my reviews

Billy Bob Thorton and Bruce Willis play 2 men who break out of jail and rob banks. The trailer showed the movie as a mix between thriller and comedy but the truth is it's much to dark to be funny and much to goofy to be taken seriously and really the only funny scenes in the whole movie were already shown in the trailer. I am a huge Willis fan and he is the only reason I saw this long and boring movie that delivers no laughs, no excitement and no sentimentality. You won't care ne bit for any of the characters because they are all bland and uninteresting especially Kate Blanchet who's charatcer has no point of being in the movie in the first place. Bruce Willis is the only person holding this whole mess together and I can't say that he was all that good either. They only people who should watch this movie are insomniacs who are trying to get some sleep everyone else should stick to the funny movies in this genre like Money Talks and Nothing to Loose.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Outlaws See more »

Filming Locations:

Bodega Bay, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,050,700, 14 October 2001

Gross USA:

$41,575,141

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,631,903
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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