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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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Get in. Get out. Get even. 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 movie was not only the widest release of a Canadian movie in history (as of October 2003), but had a record-breaking marketing budget of $2 million. See more »

Goofs

Leo gives Sam his gun in the basement. She aims at him. Then he says he would never give her a loaded weapon and tells her he took out the magazine. But when Sam puts the mag in and loads the gun (pulling back the slide) you can clearly see a bullet flying out of the shell ejection. So that means there was a bullet in the barrel all along and she wouldn't have needed the mag at all which tells us that Leo is not a professional or more likely that the crew screwed it up. 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 »

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Mannish Boy
Performed by Muddy Waters
Written by Bo Diddley (as Elias McDaniel), Muddy Waters (as McKinley Morganfield) and Melvin London (as Mel London)
Published by Arc Music Corp.
Published and Administered by Lonmel Publishing, Inc. and by Watertoons Music (BMI)
Administered by Bug
Courtesy of MCA Records, Under license from Universal Music Canada Inc.
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Great Unknown Action Movie
11 June 2005 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

Kevin (Ryan Teynolds), Sam (Kristin Booth) and Rob (Joris Jarsky) are best friends and they develop plans of foolproof heists as a game since the times of the university, but without having the intention of executing it. After developing a complex robbery of a jewelery, their plans are stolen. Sooner, the mobster Leo Gillette (David Suchet), who has stolen the jewelery following the plan developed by the group, blackmails them with the following proposition: they have to steal US$ 20,000,000.00 in bonds from a bank, and he returns the stolen project of heist to them. Otherwise, he will deliver their plans with their fingerprint to the police. Kev, Sam and Rob decide to join the gang, afraid of going to the jail.

"Foolproof" is a surprisingly good action movie. The story, full of plot points and betrayals, is engaging and recalls movies like "The Italian Job", "The Sting", or "Confidence", among others. The nice cast and the excellent David Suchet have great performances in the role of a team with a weird hobby, and an amoral mobster. The music score is also great and fits perfectly to the action scenes. I really recommend this unknown movie as a great entertainment. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Jogo de Risco" ("Game of Risk")


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