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Thick as Thieves (2009)

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A veteran thief recruits a younger crook to help him pull off one final job in order to repay his debt to the Russian mob.

Director:

Mimi Leder

Writer:

Ted Humphrey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rade Serbedzija ... Nicky / Victor (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Morgan Freeman ... Ripley
Robert Forster ... Lt. Weber
Corey Johnson ... Voutiritsas
Antonio Banderas ... Gabriel
Gerrit Vooren Gerrit Vooren ... Bakker
Charles Venn ... Transit Cop #1 (as Chucky Venn)
Atanas Srebrev ... Transit Cop #2
Darrell Las Quevas Darrell Las Quevas ... Transit Cop #3
Tom Hardy ... Michaels
Ivan Petrushinov Ivan Petrushinov ... Émigré #1
Victor Boichev Victor Boichev ... Émigré #2 (as Victor Boytchev)
Nickolay Hadjiminev Nickolay Hadjiminev ... Émigré #3
Marianne Stanicheva ... Madame Irina (as Mariana Stanisheva)
Stefan Shterev Stefan Shterev ... Giorgi
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Storyline

In New York, the experienced art thief, Keith Ripley, invites the bold thief from Miami, Gabriel Martin, to team up with him. He plans the heist of two valuable mysterious antique Faberge eggs, located in a safe, of the well protected Russian jewelry Romanov. Each egg is worth twenty million dollars on the black market, and Ripley needs his cut to free himself from his debt to a powerful mobster, known as Nicky. The reluctant Gabriel agrees to participate, after having a one night stand with Ripley's goddaughter Alexandra Karolin. Meanwhile, the persistent Lieutenant Weber, who has unsuccessfully tried to put Ripley in jail for twenty years, figures out how to anticipate the movements of the criminal in order to catch him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Never trust a thief.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | Russian | Dutch

Release Date:

9 January 2009 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Code See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria See more »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the scene when Antonio Banderas is talking to Radha Mitchell at the Russian night club at around 26 minutes, there is a techno remix of the traditional Russian folk song, "Korobeiniki". "Korobeiniki" is also the theme song for the Nintendo classic puzzle video game, "Tetris". See more »

Goofs

(at around 40 mins) When Martin (Antonio Banderas) and Ripley (Morgan Freeman) are in the subway together and Martin takes out the iPhone to mark the spot on the wall, you can see by pausing the movie that he just clicks on the Photo application and then the lock room's plant suddenly pops up out. See more »

Quotes

Keith Ripley: What the fuck are you doing?
Gabriel Martin: Improvising.
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Connections

Featured in The Code: Cast Interviews (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Russian Melody
Written by N. Reichard, S. Deutsch
Performed by Network Red
Published by United Music GmbH (GEMA), NR-Music Publishing (SUISA)
Courtesy of Toptrax GmbH
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I pity Morgan Freeman
3 April 2009 | by f_sinatra_2002See all my reviews

The combination of bad acting, lousy directing, faded characters, clichéd script and mediocre sets not only disappointed me, but actually made me mad enough to post this comment. I feel really sorry for Morgan Freeman and Marcel Iures for having had to put up with all the preposterous nonsense called "Thick as thieves". As for Banderas and Mitchell, they seem to be pretty much in the same boat, as both lack basic acting skills and have aged disgracefully. To sum up, the movie is ridiculously bad but, if you appreciate Freeman's previous work, buy a ticket, tear it to bits, go home and watch the evening news: I'm sure it'll be less depressing.


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