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Flawless (2007)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 28 March 2008 (USA)
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In 1960s London, an elderly caretaker convinces a glass-ceiling constrained American executive to help him steal a handful of diamonds from their employer, the London Diamond Corporation.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Laura
... Hobbs
... Finch
... Ollie
Shaughan Seymour ... Eaton
... Jameson
David Barrass ... Fenton
... MKA
... Reece
... Sinclair
Rosalind March ... Penelope
Kevan Willis ... Lewis
... Henry
... Boyle
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 »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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28 March 2008 (USA)  »

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Un plan brillante  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£14,709 (United Kingdom), 30 November 2008, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$181,910, 30 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,200,234, 17 July 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,450,887, 29 March 2009
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2.35 : 1
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Branko Tomovic auditioned for the part of Vladimir Dmitriev. See more »

Goofs

(at around 10 mins) When Mr. Hobbs and Ms. Quinn are first visiting in her office, she is smoking a cigarette. With each shot the length of her cigarette changes from short to long back to short and then to medium. 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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Connections

Features The League of Gentlemen (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

The Blue Danube Waltz
Composed by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss)
Recorded by the Luxembourg String Quartet
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gem of a heist movie
31 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

If you are looking for car chases, kidnappings, and violence- you won't like this little gem (can't resist the pun) of a heist movie. Instead you have a clever plot that unwinds in small and subtle bits, like a trail of bread crumbs. Just when you think you have it figured out, another quiet twist sets your theories spinning again.

It keeps you on the edge of your seat, not because you are afraid of the next gun fight or bomb blast (there are none) but because you care about the characters and what happens to them. The casting is perfect, with Moore as the smart, strong, but emotionally stoic diamond manager; and Caine as the simple janitor with a brilliant plan. It was refreshing to have the "relationship" between the male and female lead not be a romantic one- there are so many more dimensions to human interactions.

While this movie is appropriate for the whole family, it may be too subtle to hold the interest of younger audiences. Also its themes- a woman in a man's world, career disappointment, mourning a lost love- are not themes that children relate to. A movie my boyfriend and I both enjoyed.


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