A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based television cop show, while tracking down the manufacturer and distributor of an illegally made semi-automatic firearm.
Nick Wells, a professional criminal, decides to leave the business for good, since he nearly got caught on his last job. His plan is to live in peace with his girl Diane, running his Montreal jazz club. Soon afterward, Max, his good friend and financial partner, comes along with an offer Nick can't refuse: A historical and priceless French scepter has been discovered while being smuggled into the country. It is now under massive surveillance in the Montreal Customs House, and soon to be returned to France. Nick has to team up with Max's man inside, the young, talented and aggressive thief Jack Teller to get the precious item. Only one question remains: Who will trick whom out of their share?Written by
Edward Norton scripted the "talent in the choices" scene between Nick (Robert De Niro) and Jackie (Edward Norton). See more »
The method used to blow the door off the safe by filling it
with water and then igniting a charge would have completely crushed the scepter and the metal box it was in. Besides, safes aren't watertight. See more »
[amazed at complexity of the new safe]
I've never seen anything like that! What do you have in mind?
I don't know, but if somebody built it, somebody can unbuild it.
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Written by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
Performed by Clifford Brown
Courtesy of Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc., under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets See more »
Naturally, Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton can't DO a bad job, but the story here is kind of hackneyed and clichéd. DeNiro replays his role from HEAT as a veteran thief willing to retire for his beautiful girlfriend (a pitifully small role for Angela Bassett). Norton plays the young punk wanting to learn at the master's feet. This movie could have been a lot smarter and a lot more intriguing, but it just sticks to the lowest denominator. However, I do now want to visit Montréal, because this film makes it look absolutely beautiful!
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