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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the first of three movies to star Robert Forester and Morgan Freeman. They would alter star in Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016). See more »

Goofs

When Ripley (Morgan Freeman) and Gabriel (Antonio Banderas) are talking on the rooftop you can easily see in Gabriel's sunglasses the microphone and the cameras. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Gabriel Martin: I want to know, was it all lies?
Alexandra Korolenko: Not the part that matters.
Gabriel Martin: It was true.
Alexandra Korolenko: [giggles]
Gabriel Martin: That was real. That was real, finally.
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Connections

Featured in The Code: Behind the Scenes (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Nas Ne Dagoniat (Not Gonna Get Us)
Written by Ivan Nikolaevich Shapovalov, Valerij Polienko, Elena Vladimirovna Kiper, Sergej Galoyan
Performed by t.A.T.u.
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI), Unforgettable Songs Ltd / SPZ Music Inc. (BMI),
Universal Music - MGB Songs (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Good Actors, Bad Plot, Bad Acting
14 March 2009 | by altun-umutSee all my reviews

I actually enjoyed watching this thriller. The problem is that you come across some scenes that makes you feel like an idiot. The plot misses that spark of ingenuity. For instance; you guess what is gonna happen in the next 10 minutes; and it happens!!! I think this is not only because of bad writing, but also because the script is full of clichés.

If you have some spare time to kill and don't mind an uninspired plot. Go ahead; it might amuse you. Don't be fooled by the actors and expect anything better.

By the way isn't it interesting that Morgan Freeman kinda accepts any script? He must be really lucky that really good ones find him too.

For Antonio Banderas; there is not much to do. But wait for a Wrestler like a come back or not...


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