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The Score (2001)

An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.

Director:

Frank Oz

Writers:

Daniel E. Taylor (story), Kario Salem (story) | 3 more credits »
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2,645 ( 458)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Nick
Edward Norton ... Jack / Brian
Marlon Brando ... Max
Angela Bassett ... Diane
Gary Farmer ... Burt
Paul Soles Paul Soles ... Danny
Jamie Harrold ... Steven
Serge Houde ... Laurent
Jean-René Ouellet ... André (as Jean Rene Ouellet)
Martin Drainville ... Jean-Claude
Claude Despins ... Albert
Richard Waugh ... Sapperstein
Mark Camacho ... Sapperstein's Cousin
Marie-Josée Colburn ... Woman in Study (as Marie-Josee D'Amours)
Gavin Svensson Gavin Svensson ... Man in Study
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Storyline

Three generations of method acting giants unite for this crime thriller written by Kario Salem and directed by Frank Oz. Robert De Niro stars as Nick Wells, an aging thief whose specialty is safe-cracking and who is on the verge of retiring to a life of ease, running his jazz club and romancing his girlfriend Diane (Angela Bassett). But before he can ride off into the sunset, Nick is pressured to do one last job by his mentor and business partner, a flamboyant and extravagant upscale fence named Max (Marlon Brando). Max is plotting the heist of the Montreal Customs House, and he's got a man on the inside, Jackie Teller (Edward Norton), a talented but volatile crook who has managed to ingratiate himself with the facility's staff as a fellow employee suffering from cerebral palsy. Jackie bristles at Nick's interference in "his" score, however, and threatens violence when it seems he's going to be cut out of the action. In the meantime, Nick grows increasingly ill at ease about the ...

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There are no partners in crime


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of two heist films that came out in 2001. The other was David Mamet's aptly titled "Heist" starring Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito and Sam Rockwell. At one point, that film was supposed to be released weeks (June 2001) prior to this film being released in July. Warner Bros. pulled "Heist" from its summer release schedule and released it in November because it did not want to compete with this film. This film was more successful at the box office thanks to its release date and positive reviews. See more »

Goofs

During Max and Nick's first meeting in Nick's jazz club, the level of Nick's drink fluctuates randomly. See more »

Quotes

[Danny has just found Brian, or really Jack]
Jackie Teller: Make a move, make a sound and you're dead. Understand me?
Danny: [nods in shock]
Jackie Teller: Turn around.
Danny: [does and is shocked] Brian?
Jackie Teller: Shh! Be quiet.
[after a moment]
Jackie Teller: Danny... Danny... I wish you hadn't come down here.
[leads him towards closet]
Jackie Teller: Get over there. Turn around. Come on, let's go. Turn around. Walk over there. Open the door. Open it.
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in MI-5: Legitimate Targets (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Here Comes the Morning
Written by Gerald Elms, Terry T. Jones, Helen Bruner and David Banks
Performed by G Club
Courtesy of G Club Productions
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User Reviews

cant believe the crap people said about this great movie
7 February 2002 | by letssuckface542See all my reviews

this was a great movie all around plain and simple. personally i cant think of any reasons why these people gave it such a bad rap, maybe they didnt understand it, beats me. the film does start out kind of slow but it soon makes up for it when ed norton comes into play beacuse he gives the viewer other things to think about for example, wheither or not he can be trusted by deniro's character or if if he knows enough about the job to get it done right. i thought norton played an excellent autistic person as well as the normal one. Deniro also gave a great performance (like always) and brando was good when he popped up now and again. i thought the hacker "stephen" was a funny addition to the cast even though he was only in about four scenes. overall its about nick (deniro) who wants out of the life of crime and jack (norton) who is just beginning his. i dont want to ruin the rest of it seeing that there are many plot twists so ill end the review here and encourage the other negative reviewers to give it a second shot and take a closer look so they know what they are reviewing. 8/10 stars see it today!!


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Country:

Germany | Canada | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

13 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Score See more »

Filming Locations:

Kahnawake, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,018,807, 15 July 2001

Gross USA:

$71,107,711

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,252,154
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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