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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.

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... Nicky / Victor (as Rade Sherbedgia)
... Ripley
... Lt. Weber
... Voutiritsas
... Gabriel
Gerrit Vooren ... Bakker
... Transit Cop #1 (as Chucky Venn)
... Transit Cop #2
Darrell Las Quevas ... Transit Cop #3
... Michaels
Ivan Petrushinov ... Émigré #1
Victor Boichev ... Émigré #2 (as Victor Boytchev)
Nickolay Hadjiminev ... Émigré #3
... Madame Irina (as Mariana Stanisheva)
Stefan Shterev ... Giorgi
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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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Never trust a thief.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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9 January 2009 (Taiwan)  »

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The Code  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Morgan Freeman and Tom Hardy starred together in The Dark Knight Rises (2012). See more »

Goofs

When Martin and Ripley are placing the transducer, Ripley is giving Martin directions on how to avoid the sensor waves. Ripley tells Martin to go diagonally left and Martin does that. We can see that Martin is now along the left wall almost touching it. Then Ripley tells him to go straight ahead, the camera angle changes and Martin is in the middle of the corridor moving forward, whereas he should be still along the wall. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Weber: Where the hell's my man?
Keith Ripley: Lieutenant... your personal life, none of my business.
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Connections

Followed by Thick as Thieves (2009) See more »

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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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Given the parts the whole is wholly disappointing
15 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

With a great cast this should have been fun, sexy, bad, and exciting - none of these words apply here. While not 100% boring it is just not original enough to fly right.

It looks like it was shot for TV - or at the end of the Eighties - with a horrible plot and a horrible heist. Lighting and scenery are off and the shots are prosaic.

I'm giving it three rather than one as the chemistry between Morgan Freedman and Antonio Banderas is passable.

Huge disappointment given the potential, the main fault lies in the heist itself - it's all been done better before.

If you love heist movies you won't this....


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