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Crime Spree (2003)

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A French gang of thieves flies over to Chicago for a one time job. However, things seem to get out of hand soon.

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Brad Mirman

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Brad Mirman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Daniel Foray
Harvey Keitel ... Frankie Zammeti
Johnny Hallyday ... Marcel Burot
Renaud ... Zero
Saïd Taghmaoui ... Sami
Stéphane Freiss ... Julien Labesse
Shawn Lawrence ... Agent Pogue
Albert Dray Albert Dray ... Raymond Gayet
Joanne Kelly ... Sophie Nicols
Richard Bohringer ... Bastaldi
Abe Vigoda ... Angelo Giancarlo
Gino Marrocco Gino Marrocco ... Joey Two Tons
Sal Figliomeni Sal Figliomeni ... Nicky The Rake
Diego Chambers Diego Chambers ... Raphael
Carlos Diaz ... Hector
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Storyline

An out-of-town heist becomes a nightmare for a crew of French burglars when they mistakenly rob the head of the Chicago mafia. Unaccustomed to the ways of the American underworld, it is not long before they have the mafia, the FBI and a couple of street gangs on their backs as they attempt to make their way back to Paris. Written by Vincent Reed

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It was supposed to be an easy job. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 April 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Wanted See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Another in-joke: When the thieves want to take aliases to protect their identities, Marcel insists on being called "Elvis". That's because Johnny Hallyday, who plays Marcel, is known as the "Elvis of France". See more »

Goofs

In the first restaurant scene in Chicago, a Canada Post truck can clearly be seen through the window. See more »

Quotes

Angelo Giancarlo: Need I remind you what a grievous error it would be not to hold up your half of the deal?
Daniel Foray: No.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes run during the end credits. See more »

Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

El Capitan
Written by M. Garcia, J. Garcia, E. Garcia & N. Artega
Performed by Kinto Sol
Courtesy of Virus Enterprises
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USA gets hilariously frogged
12 August 2003 | by hermes-10See all my reviews

If you are familiar with both American and French culture, this movie is hilarious. If you are not familiar with the frog culture, you won't get all the jokes, but there should be enough jokes left to enjoy yourself seriously. This is one very well-made crime-comedy. The movie does not suffer from overacting and the jokes are not laid on heavily. The actors are superb and seem to have had a great time making this movie. The script is intelligent and funny.

Let me explain one joke for those who are not familiar with French culture: during the bar scene in Paris, the Johnny Halliday and Renaud characters (they are popular singers in real life) repeatedly switch off the other guy's music to play their own recording. And I was impressed by the way they played tough criminals. Good acting !

On a personal note, this movie was a very nice surprise for me, who have lived in France for many years and speak French fluently. I had picked up the DVD in the video store only because I saw Harvey Keitel's name on the cover. The title did not mean anything to me and I did not bother to read anything else on the cover. Harvey Keitel was enough assurance the movie would at least be OK. Then the movie starts in total darkness, with some people whispering. At first I did not understand what was said, as I was expecting to hear English, but no, they spoke French. And for the next 10 to 15 minutes, it was a French movie set in Paris. I was sure they had put the wrong DVD in the box, but I did not mind so much as I found the movie entertaining. Then of course the action moved to the USA...


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