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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

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David Mamet
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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 ... Jewelry Saleswoman
Mike Tsar ... Coffee Cart Man (as Mike Tsarouchas)
Jim Frangione Jim Frangione ... D.A. Freccia
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Storyline

Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore and his partner, Bobby Blane and their utility man, Pinky Pincus find themselves broke, betrayed, and blackmailed. Moore is forced to commit his crew to do one last big job.

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

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Trivia

Gene Hackman and Ricky Jay appeared in Heartbreakers (2001) in the same year this was released See more »

Goofs

In the first visit to the airplane, the boxes are correctly depicted as extremely heavy. But when the robbers pay a second visit, to pick up the real gold in the "foundry" containers, the boxes are wheeled around too lightly and effortlessly. See more »

Quotes

Fran Moore: Cute plan, though.
Joe Moore: Cute as a Chinese baby.
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The opening Warner Bros., Morgan Creek, and Franchise Pictures logos are in black and white. See more »

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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #3.10 (2004) See more »

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Double-crosses and slang galore, but not a bad film
15 January 2006 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

I didn't know anything about David Mamet before I saw this film... now I know that he's got a penchant for characters with ulterior motives and slang-heavy dialog. Going into this film, I didn't expect anything but a(surprise surprise) heist flick. I got just that. Not just a heist flick, but a well-acted, nicely directed and quite entertaining one, at that. The plot is pretty good, and keeps your interest throughout. There are a fair bit of double-crosses throughout, and near the end, it does get somewhat tiresome. The acting is all top-notch. Not one performance was even slightly off. It's no surprise to see such high-quality acting from Hackman, Lindo and Rockwell, but I had not expected such excellent performances from DeVito and Jay. The writing is very good, but Mamet uses too many clichés and there's just a tad too much going on in the shadows, people conspiring against each other. The dialog tries oh so hard to be clever, and occasionally succeeds, but more often than not, it just comes off as pretentiousness, with all the slang, the attempts at being clever and the ridiculously high pace it sometimes sports. The cinematography is great, not one shot was poor or out of place. The pacing is mostly good, though the film seems to go on just a bit too long. All in all, an entertaining heist film, but not one to watch much more than one time. I recommend this to all fans of heist flicks, any of the actors and David Mamet(who seems to be all about these films). 7/10


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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1.85 : 1
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