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The Good Thief (2002)

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An aging gambler on a losing streak attempts to rob a casino in Monte Carlo. But someone's already tipped off the cops before he even makes a move.

Director:

Neil Jordan

Writers:

Auguste Le Breton (screenplay "Bob le flambeur"), Jean-Pierre Melville (screenplay "Bob le flambeur") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nutsa Kukhianidze Nutsa Kukhianidze ... Anne
Ouassini Embarek Ouassini Embarek ... Said
Tchéky Karyo ... Roger
Marc Lavoine Marc Lavoine ... Remi
Nick Nolte ... Bob Montagnet
Gérard Darmon ... Raoul
Saïd Taghmaoui ... Paulo
Patricia Kell Patricia Kell ... Yvonne
Julien Maurel Julien Maurel ... Philippe
Emir Kusturica ... Vladimir
Roland Munter Roland Munter ... Kozinski
Warren Zavatta Warren Zavatta ... Petit Louis
Théo Trifard Théo Trifard ... Bill
Sarah Bridges Sarah Bridges ... Philippa
Nicolas Dromard Nicolas Dromard ... Luigi
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Storyline

Set against the glitzy backdrop of the French Riviera, aging gambler Bob Montagnet is about to gamble it all on the casino heist of a lifetime; a spectatcular sleight of hand--two heists, one real, one not, but which is which? Under the watchful eye of Roger, a policeman who would as soon save his longtime opponent as arrest him, Montagnet assembles a team that consists of partners Paulo and Raoul, technical mastermind Vladimer, former-drug-dealer-turned-informant Said, Anne, a young Eastern girl Montagnet rescued from prostitution, and the perfect complement to a double theft--identical twins Albert and Bertram. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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He doesn't want money. He wants what money can't buy.


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Rated R for language, sexuality, drug content and some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | UK | Ireland | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Honest Thief See more »

Filming Locations:

Hotel Regina, Nice, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$131,580, 6 April 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,517,797, 20 July 2003
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nick Nolte admitted in an interview that he took a small injection of heroin in preparation for his role. He claims that in order to play such a character he required the feeling of addiction and what it is to be a heroin junkie. See more »

Goofs

French police do not have jurisdiction in Monaco, which is an independent state (principality) so police from Nice would not be guarding the casino nor the villa. See more »

Quotes

Bob: The problem with my game is that luck can fall both ways. Whereas, with your game, luck doesn't enter into it
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Crazy Credits

Fine Art Advisor--Ralph Fiennes See more »

Connections

Remake of Bob le Flambeur (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Minuit
(Boutelia/Khaled)
Performed by Khaled
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing Ltd. o/b/o Prod.Ed.Mus. Charles Taier
Recording courtesy of Yearling Productions, France
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A nice Nolte nicks with Nutsa near Nice
22 August 2003 | by =G=See all my reviews

"A Good Thief" is a smart heist flick with Nolte at the center as a rogue with a heart and a habit who is as at home at a casino baccarat table as he is in the streets of Nice. This film is all about Nolte, a babe, and his gang of expert thief assistants who assemble to rip off a Monte Carlo casino under the watchful eye of the cops. This well crafted flick features a cosmopolitan cast, a crisp location shoot on the Riviera, a cleverly convoluted story which gets busy and stays busy, attention to detail seldom seen in movies, and a good musical score. Recommended for anyone into heist flicks but don't expect much else. This tight little drama is all about the heist. (B)


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