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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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This fall suspense gets intense! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

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 license plate on Rob's car is AFYL 983. 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

Stan: Where have you been? You missed the division meeting this morning.
Kevin: [to Stan] Uh, I'm on the phone Stan
[to phone]
Kevin: Go ahead.
Stan: Word is you haven't closed a file in a week. What's wrong brainiac? Can't seem to...
Kevin: Hey Stan? Eat shit, kay?
[back to phone]
Kevin: What? Oh nothing, just flushing my life down the toilet.
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References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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Shake It Off
Performed by Jarvis Church
Written by Jarvis Church (as Gerald Eaton) and Brian West
Produced by Track and Field
Mawga Dawg Inc. (SOCAN)/Worldwide West Music Inc. (SOCAN)
Administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada (SOCAN)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
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just terrible
20 June 2004 | by philthephilmmakerSee all my reviews

Foolproof was the largest domestic opening for a Canadian film. Roughly 2 million in prints and advertising was wasted on what was a truly an abysmal caper film. I was hoping for it to do well, felt the need to cheer for the cinematic home team but after seeing it I tried to understand why so much money was sunk into a film without a chance. AT the heart of the story lies a trio of friends led by the talented Canadian export Ryan Reynolds. They stage "foolproof" capers as a fun thing to do as friends. This was the first script obstacle which was terribly wonky and hard to get over but we move on. Enter bad guy, played with the stereotypical menace by David Souchet, another good actor whose talents were wasted by the director. What ensues is a ridiculous story which is so poorly written that the film can't possibly survive it's own running time. It tries to be a high impact crime caper full of twists and turns. The problem is that like many great caper films, the script has to be airtight. This script was no where near production ready. Another problem is that Foolproof didn't have the budget that caper films require in order to be successful. They blew their load on one or two scenes and the rest of the film looks like a TV movie. It's sad that this film died such a public death. It makes it so much harder for other Canadian films to get out there. While I admire the risk taken on Foolproof's domestic release, I'm saddened that they blew a bunch of cash releasing a mediocre film, that never had a chance.


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