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Welcome to Collinwood (2002)

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A safecracker in a wheelchair helps a group of bumbling criminals plan a heist.

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Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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Anthony Russo (screenplay), Joe Russo (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William H. Macy ... Riley
Isaiah Washington ... Leon
Sam Rockwell ... Pero
Michael Jeter ... Toto
Luis Guzmán ... Cosimo
John Buck Jr. John Buck Jr. ... Old Man in Prison
Patricia Clarkson ... Rosalind
Andy Davoli ... Basil (as Andrew Davoli)
Brett C. Leonard Brett C. Leonard ... Mickey
Frank O'Donnell Frank O'Donnell ... Priest
Peter Veneziano Peter Veneziano ... Referee
Bernard Canepari Bernard Canepari ... Judge
Art Oughton ... Corrections Officer
Ray Calabrese Ray Calabrese ... Oswald
George Clooney ... Jerzy
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Storyline

When petty thief Cosimo is given the plan for the perfect heist from a lifer in prison - the kind of job you dream about - he has to get out of jail, fast. But with Cosimo stuck in the joint, it's up to his girl Rosalind to track down a patsy. But while no one wants to do the time for Cosimo's crime, everybody seems to know a guy who will - and for a share, they're willing to track him down. Before long, Rosalind has five guys trailing behind her, looking to get their bungling hands on a piece of the action. Written by Anonymous

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Five guys. One safe. No brains. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to Collinwood See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$75,180, 6 October 2002

Gross USA:

$336,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,172,703
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sam Rockwell & Michael Jeter also star together in "The Green Mile". See more »

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[repeated line]
Cosimo: Your mother's a whore!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Slight but fun
22 April 2003 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Picked up on grand theft auto, Cosimo is told of a big job by a lifer. Cosimo goes to his friend Toto to help get a guy to do his jail time for him so he can do the job. After asking around Toto comes up with Pero. However Pero double-crosses Cosimo and leaves him in jail and sets up the group to do the job without him. After they enlist the help of expert safe cracker Jerzy the group start putting down the foundations for a job that has all the hallmarks of disaster.

I went to see this with the usual blaze of hype that goes with any movie, the usual OTT quotes from the hacks etc. I didn't expect too much so it was a pleasant surprise. The plot is quite enjoyable and is enlivened by a witty (but not hilarious) script. The comedy of the actual job is great and delivered well. However I will stress that anyone who goes along with the words of Jonathon Ross (`I haven't laughed so hard in years') will probably be disappointed as it isn't a laugh a second.

The strength of the film is in the strong cast. There is no real star (although it will be sold on Clooney) and everyone carries the story and the humour. Macy is good, Rockwell is funny as always, Clooney has a good cameo, Washington is solid enough but I prefer Esposito when she uses her normal voice. Gabrielle Union has a very small part but manages to be very seductive in the first of her two scenes – she is clearly going to be bigger in the next few years or so. For me the star of the film is Michael Jeter. It's such a shame that he died not even a month ago but this is a good film to follow his loss with. He makes many of the laughs with his pathetic yet endearing old man. In some scenes he makes laughs out of nothing and his performance is pitch perfect.

On the whole I was tickled by this film and that was enough for me. Many will be let down as they have been told it is a laugh riot. If you go in just expecting a bit of fun with good actors then that is what you'll get. It's very slight but it is amusing enough to justify watching.


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