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Heist (2001)

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A career jewel thief finds himself at tense odds with his longtime partner, a crime boss who sends his nephew to keep watch.

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David Mamet

Writer:

David Mamet

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Hackman ... Joe Moore
Danny DeVito ... Mickey Bergman (as Danny Devito)
Delroy Lindo ... Bobby 'Bob' Blane
Sam Rockwell ... Jimmy Silk
Rebecca Pidgeon ... Fran Moore
Ricky Jay ... Don 'Pinky' Pincus
Patti LuPone ... Betty Croft (as Patti Lupone)
Alan Bilzerian Alan Bilzerian ... Fast Food Customer
Richard L. Friedman Richard L. Friedman ... Counterman
Robert Lussier Robert Lussier ... Fast Food Cook
Mark Camacho ... Jewelry Store Guard
Michelle Sweeney Michelle Sweeney ... Waitress
Elyzabeth Walling Elyzabeth Walling ... Jewelry Saleswoman
Mike Tsar ... Coffee Cart Man (as Mike Tsarouchas)
Jim Frangione Jim Frangione ... D.A. Freccia
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Storyline

David Mamet takes this story of thieves along many twists and turns, some of which work and some of which don't. Gene Hackman plays the brilliant leader of a gang (Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay & Rebecca Pigeon as Hackman's youngish wife), which pulls off complex heists for a despicable fence (Danny DeVito). After stiffing the gang on a jewelry robbery, DeVito forces the gang to go after a Swiss gold shipment and to use his nephew (Sam Rockwell) in the crime. No one trusts anyone and every step is shaded with the unexpected. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Love makes the world go 'round... Love of Gold. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heist - Der letzte Coup See more »

Filming Locations:

Mirabel, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,823,521, 11 November 2001

Gross USA:

$23,510,841

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,510,652
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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally intended to be released on June 2001 and there were posters stating this release date. However, "The Score" Starring Robert DeNiro, Edward Norton, Angela Bassett and Marlon Brando was being released by Paramount in July and Warner Bros. the films' distributor panicked and rescheduled the film for a later release date since both films shared a similar premise and "The Score" had a little more prestige due to it's Oscar caliber cast. Warner Bros. released the film in November 2001 coincidentally as "The Score" was being released on DVD. See more »

Goofs

During the first robbery, the people in the jewelry shop are supposed to have passed out because of the spiked capuccinos. But Joe notices that one lady, obviously very light headed and groggy, has started to wake up, like she had only momentarily passed out. This implies that she hasn't drank much of her capuccino, therefore only slightly sleepy. But we see that her coffee is still in the carrier box, with the lid on, unopened, so she hadn't drank any of it. See more »

Quotes

Joe Moore: Nobody lives forever.
Fran Moore: Frank Sinatra gave it a shot.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Warner Bros., Morgan Creek, and Franchise Pictures logos are in black and white. See more »

Connections

References The Gumby Show (1956) See more »

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One of the coolest crime movies of 2001!
16 April 2003 | by castiglioneSee all my reviews

After watching this a second time I realize that it's one of those movies that has barely anything wrong with it! Honestly, the dialogue is good, the action is good and the music is really good. Great performances by Gene Hackman, Delroy Lindo, Danny DeVito, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay and Sam Rockwell in a surprisingly villanious role.

The only thing about the film that somebody may be put off by though, is the fact that the viewer doesn't have any idea what's going on until halfway through it. I really enjoyed it though!

I give this movie an 8 out of 10! Recommend it to all who like crime movies!


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