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Foolproof (2003)

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Kevin, Sam and Rob are founding members of a theoretical group which pulls off heists. Leo, a gangster, blackmails them into pulling off a real multi-million dollar heist. Now it's up to them to get out alive.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Kevin
Kristin Booth ... Sam
Joris Jarsky ... Rob
Sean Sullivan ... Stan
Tara Slone Tara Slone ... Maggie
Soo Garay ... Hamish Receptionist
William House William House ... Stanley Q. Hamish
Wai Choy ... Harry
James Allodi ... Detective Mason
Mif ... Kenny (as Anthony Mifsud)
Duff MacDonald ... Harlon
David Suchet ... Leo Gillette
David Hewlett ... Lawrence Yeager
Laura Catalano Laura Catalano ... Sandi
Philip Craig ... Albert Humphrey
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Storyline

Twenty-something Torontonians and friends Kevin, Sam and Rob play a game they call Foolproof: they plan foolproof heists, but without the intention of actually carrying them out. They have a few rules in the game, including the three having the necessary technical and physical abilities to carry out the tasks required for the heist, the plan cannot include loaded guns, and there is no violence meaning that no one gets hurt. They try to be as meticulous if not more so than the best high stakes thieves. The fun is in knowing they could do it if they truly wanted. Their collective lives change when someone breaks into Sam's apartment and steals their latest plan for a jewelry warehouse heist. After the warehouse is hit, the culprit identifies himself to them as Leo 'The Touch' Gillette, a known but never convicted high stakes thief who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. He tells them that the break-in at Sam's apartment was not by accident, and that part of his grand plan is to ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2003 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Täydellinen tehtävä See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$230,312 (Canada), 3 October 2003
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Runtime:

(Québec)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The website that Rob is logging onto when he finds a diamond in his keyboard is www.heistmania.com. In reality, the site is non-existent. See more »

Goofs

When Kevin goes undercover to Hamish Intl. he takes a lot of things out of his yellow bag and then he starts putting all back. In the process, several items disappear and reappear on the counter between shots. See more »

Quotes

Leo Gillette: I believe this is yours.
[holds up Sam's diary containing a record of their planned heists]
Leo Gillette: It's an impressive read: bold, yet meticulous strategies. I love the one where you tried to figure out how to pinch the Stanley Cup. It's very... Canadian.
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Remake of Riders (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Walk Away Eileen
Performed by Sam Roberts
Courtesy of MapleMusic Recordings
Secret Brain (SOCAN)/Universal Music Publishing, a division of Universam Music Canada, Inc.
Used under permission of Universal Music Canada Inc.
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Foolproof is foolproof!
3 October 2003 | by IanSee all my reviews

This movie was outstanding! Clever, funny, exciting, and Canadian. I'm quite proud to see this film on the big screen. I'm even more proud of the fact that the film makers decided to base the story in Toronto. Too often has Toronto doubled for other cities in films, it was refreshing to see the "T dot O" being its good old self.

Until I saw this movie, Ocean's 11 (the remake, not the boring original) was hands-down favourite heist movie. In my opinion, FoolProof is practically dead even with Ocean's 11 on sheer cleverness. I don't want to spoil anything, but suffice it to say that the plot surrounding the heist and the "thieves by mistake" is brilliant, twisting, and...foolproof!

The characters were expertly played, with Ryan Reynolds really shining in his performance. He came across as smart, quirky, and of course very funny. His comic timing blended very well with the tense heist drama.

The great part about FoolProof is that, unlike Ocean's 11, it didn't try to hype itself up with some veteran all-star cast to try and sell more tickets. Ryan Reynolds has significant star power, but I'm not sure if the fratboy fans who say Van Wilder will warm up to this much more dynamic role. Only time will tell I suppose. Either way, if you're a Canadian, support your film industry and check out this stellar movie!


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