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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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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 ...

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Taglines:

There are no partners in crime

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany | Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

13 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuenta final 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$71,069,884, 14 October 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,579,918, 31 December 2002
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando; and two Oscar nominees: Edward Norton and Angela Bassett. See more »

Goofs

When Steven explains to Nick Wells how he hacked in to Ironclads secure server, he states that he got in at a "root COBOL level". COBOL is an obsolete mainframe programming language and has absolutely nothing to do with breaking into computer systems, and even less can you be at any form of "COBOL level" when visiting a remote computer. See more »

Quotes

Jackie Teller: So did you make it out?
Nick Wells: Fuck you.
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Green Dolphin Street
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Performed by Cassandra Wilson
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Norton hears a woo!
18 March 2007 | by buzznzipp1995See all my reviews

Now undoubtedly Edward Norton is a strong lead and character actor, but he and DeNiro with the support of Marlon Brando, score big-time in this tale of thievery. I was kind o shocked at Norton playing a handy-capped young man in this as well as he pulled it off. He just stole the show in the midst of the plot too! It was a treat to see Brando and DeNiro sitting talking it out at the bar in the middle of town. The story was an exciting setting-up of a heist that these men are all about. This is their line. On top of the style of the story overall I loved the fact that DeNiro's character owned a jazz lounge club and had a townhouse above it. That would be my favorite type of living arrangement. The deception that Norton's man brought was building for a long time at his job and he being the inside man was looking at being recognized the fastest and overall he was the one that worked in the company not the other men in his crew. So he was the one with his neck on the chopping block if authorities put two and two together. This is a great story that has style and a sharp twist together.

I would say, you don't even have to love Edward Norton's work or DeNiro or Brando, for this to be a nice addition to any home collection. Recommended Highly (*****)


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