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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

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

Goofs

Subway scenes (supposedly in the New York City subway) were filmed in the Sofia metro, with Soviet-made 81-714.4 subway cars. See more »

Quotes

[First Line]
[In Flemish with subtitles]
Joost: The Russians think they own the world now.
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Connections

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

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Hum Diggy
Written by Marcus Brown, Adam Schiff, H. Scott Salinas, Steve Dewey
Published by Asymptotote Music BV, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Asymptotote Music BV, Inc.
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A Good Movie
10 February 2009 | by demon-xpSee all my reviews

Well, this is a movie that has you anticipating. Literally, even after it ends you still have the feeling that some moments have been left behind. Scenery is somewhat patched - shots from Bulgaria's Supreme Court building, airport and streets, mixed with NYC. Actors' play is at top notch, but there may be some elusive disappointment that the plot didn't develop characters fully, didn't end the way we want to end and so on. Primarily, a story about thieves thieving, some complicated lying, some sex, some features, some plot of grand thefts, and that's it. I actually didn't like this movie. Not because it is bad, but only because it wasted the actors' potential for playing the full extent of their roles.


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