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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nick Wells
... Jack Teller
... Max
... Diane
... Burt
Paul Soles ... Danny
... Steven
... Laurent
... André (as Jean Rene Ouellet)
... Jean-Claude
Claude Despins ... Albert
... Sapperstein
... Sapperstein's Cousin
... Woman in Study (as Marie-Josee D'Amours)
Gavin Svensson ... Man in Study
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Storyline

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 JungleBunny

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There are no partners in crime

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 July 2001 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

Edward Norton scripted the "talent in the choices" scene between Nick (Robert De Niro) and Jackie (Edward Norton). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jackie Teller: [amazed at complexity of the new safe] I've never seen anything like that! What do you have in mind?
Nick Wells: [Unfazed] I don't know, but if somebody built it, somebody can unbuild it.
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References Die Hard (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Easy Living
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
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Good acting in a dull story
1 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

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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