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The Stickup (2002)

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It's a quiet little town where nothing happens - until the day the bank is hit for half a million dollars by a thief wearing a clowns mask.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... John Parker
Leslie Stefanson ... Natalie Wright
David Keith ... Ray DeCarlo
John Livingston ... FBI Agent Rick Kendall
Robert Miano ... Lt. Vincent Marino
Alf Humphreys ... Mike O'Grady (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
Tim Henry ... Arlen Morris
Mark Holden ... Roy Freeman
Scott Heindl ... Steve Spizak
Alex Zahara ... Tommy Meeker
Alvin Sanders ... Harris
Cindy Maines Cindy Maines ... Female Teller
Karin Konoval ... Dr. Alvarez
Christina Jastrzembska ... Farm Woman
Chief Leonard George Chief Leonard George ... Chief Samson Redcloud (as Leonard George)
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Storyline

It's a quiet little town where nothing happens - until the day the bank is hit for half a million dollars of Indian casino money by a thief wearing a clowns mask. From here the story follows a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse between bank robber and former cop Parker (James Spader) and small-town police officer Ray DeCarlo (David Keith) determined to catch him. Parker doesn't help himself by holing up with a nurse who happens to be DeCarlo's former wife. Throw in a rookie FBI agent, Indians who want their money back, some former friends of Parker who are not so friendly anymore and his fate seems sealed. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stick Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Hope, British Columbia, Canada

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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During the drug raid Officer Steve Spizak uses his left hand on the shotgun trigger as if he was left handed but during the later lakeside cabin shootout he is using the shotgun as if he was right handed. See more »

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Probably only for hardcore James Spader fans
3 July 2006 | by Flagrant-BaronessaSee all my reviews

James Spader is always likable no matter how sleazy or dishonest he is. There is no doubt that he carries this film completely by himself, because all other performances are quickly forgotten. In fact, Spader is downright excellent as L.A. detective John Parker who gets involved in both a bank robbery and a girl in the same day.

Like the rest of the actors, the movie is quickly forgotten as well—a low-key cops n' robbers story with a few twists and one or two laughs at best. It is mostly slow and serious and while this pace is deliberate to build up tension in the plot, there are no satisfying action sequences or culminations of any kind to follow it as it unfolds. The rapport between Parker and the lead girl was simply not good as it tried too hard to be 'edgy' with lots of quick bantering and, in the end, was unable to convey any real emotion or even on-screen chemistry. This doesn't make The Stickup a bad movie, but it makes it pretty mediocre. 5/10


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