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
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When the 727 Captain pushes the power levers up to begin his taxi, the three yellow lights you see in the upper right hand part of the shot are low engine oil pressure or filter bypass lights. Since all three are not illuminated, it would indicate the engines are not actually running. Also, the flap handle is shown in the flaps 15 position. The flap position is selected during taxi, and not before the aircraft starts to move. See more »
Excuse me. Excuse me, Mr. Bergman asked you a question.
Excuse me. Excuse me, my, my uncle asked you a question.
Hey, fuck your uncle.
Fuck my uncle? You're the help.
[Blane punches Jimmy in the stomach]
I'm the help? Yeah, I'm the help, motherfucker.
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David Mamet is famed for complicated plots and the Heist is no exception. Unfortunately for the viewer - Mamet neglects to have the characters explain what they intend to do before they do it so it difficult to know when they switch from Plan A to Backup Plan B to Alternate Plan C .. this happens a lot in the movie. It's also impossible to figure out what the individual characters believe to be the current working plan. All of these leads to a loss of tension as you sit back and wait and see how it plays out.
A good robbery movie which could have been better.
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