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Flawless (2007)

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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.

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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Taglines:

It took the heist of the century to settle the score. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | Luxembourg

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un plan brillante See more »

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Box Office

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Branko Tomovic auditioned for the part of Vladimir Dmitriev. See more »

Goofs

(at around 30 mins) Sir Clifton Sinclair arrives at the formal gathering at the beginning of the movie smoking a cigar. The cigar still has a band on it - it is considered extremely rude and pretentious to smoke cigars with the band still on among British society. See more »

Quotes

Laura Quinn: How'd you do it, Mr. Hobbs? How did you get them out?
Mr. Hobbs: [ignoring her question] Do you know what the hardest substance in the world is?
Laura Quinn: [ignoring his reply] And who's really behind this?
Mr. Hobbs: A Diamond. You rub it with a cloth, it lets off a charge. You put in water, it comes up dry. It's only enemy is another diamond.
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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 eagleroostSee 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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