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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
Mariana Stansheva ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Trivia

Morgan Freeman and Tom Hardy starred together in The Dark Knight Rises (2012). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 25 mins) Towards the end when the S-class Mercedes pulls up to the jet, the licence plate is a US plate but the Merc is a Euro model with larger licence plate backing and no US-spec lights. Evidently filmed in Bulgaria. 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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Soundtracks

Hum Diggy
Written by Marcus Brown, Adam Schiff, H. Scott Salinas, Stephen Dewey
Published by Asymptotote Music BV, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Asymptotote Music BV, Inc.
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To be honest I expected a lot more from this film
23 February 2009 | by dave-3797See all my reviews

To be honest I expected a lot more from this film, with Morgan Freeman, a veteran movie maker. However I was a little shocked at the lack of action in this movie.

Yes it was full of faces you may recognise from other movies but to be honest that's about where it leaves you. There were no amazing car chases, not enough action etc.

About the only half decent thing in this movie was the seriously slow unwinding plot twist.

Not a great movie overall, not one I would consider watching again. I guess Morgan is getting on a bit, maybe that attributed to the lack of "things"?


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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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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,828,037
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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