In 1960s London, an elderly janitor convinces a glass-ceiling constrained executive to help him steal a handful of diamonds from their employer, the London Diamond Corporation.

Director:

Michael Radford

Writer:

Edward Anderson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Demi Moore ... Laura
Michael Caine ... Hobbs
Lambert Wilson ... Finch
Nathaniel Parker ... Ollie
Shaughan Seymour Shaughan Seymour ... Eaton
Nicholas Jones ... Jameson
David Barrass David Barrass ... Fenton
Joss Ackland ... MKA
Silas Carson ... Reece
Derren Nesbitt ... Sinclair
Rosalind March Rosalind March ... Penelope
Kevan Willis Kevan Willis ... Lewis
Stanley Townsend ... Henry
Jonathan Aris ... Boyle
Ben Righton Ben Righton ... Bryan
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Storyline

London, 1960. Laura Quinn is the lone female executive at London Diamond Corporation. She is frustrated as her talents are rarely acknowledged and her less-experienced male co-workers are promoted ahead of her. She is shocked, but intrigued, when the mild-mannered night janitor, Mr. Hobbs, approaches her with a daring but simple plan to steal a handful of diamonds from the vault. Laura agrees to help, but she is soon in over her head. And it is not long before insurance investigator Mr. Finch has his eyes on her. Written by L. Hamre

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He had a scheme. She had a motive. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie playing at the theater is The League of Gentlemen (1960) (1960), a much beloved heist movie. See more »

Goofs

When an insurer pays a loss claim the insurer receives title to the lost item. The insured accepts the item's value in cash in place of the item, and in turn transfer title to the insurer. The insurer, effect, the "purchases" the lost item, so if the item is later recovered it belong to the insurer. Although Hobbs's goal was to ruin Sinclair, as soon as the diamonds were recovered Sinclair would have been made whole again, foiling Hobbs's intention. See more »

Quotes

Laura Quinn: Why do you want to steal from the company?
Mr. Hobbs: Who said I did?
Laura Quinn: Hypothetically.
Mr. Hobbs: War and plunder, the two most reliable sources of income.
Laura Quinn: I didn't realize! Are we at war?
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Soundtracks

The Merry Widow Waltz
Composed by Franz Lehár
Recorded by the Luxembourg String Quartet
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flawless indeed
18 January 2008 | by pilotpilotSee all my reviews

Everything works in this movie : The direction, the acting, the shooting, the story and the script - one commentators claimed that it was limited and one dimensional but it is quite on the contrary : the script was written very elegantly with quite a lot of subtelties and these would probably be missed by those who are used the usual wham bahm great Hollywood films.

The only (small) flaw in the film was its so called "feministic" flavour, it was completely unnecessary - any, if all, "politically correct messages", would have been understood from the story itself - there was no need to shove it in the audience face.

All in all this movie is intelligent, interesting and exciting. I highly recommend it.


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Country:

UK | Luxembourg

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$181,910, 30 March 2008

Gross USA:

$1,200,234

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,819,587
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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