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Den of Thieves (2018)

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A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Director:

Christian Gudegast

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerard Butler ... 'Big Nick' O'Brien
Pablo Schreiber ... Ray Merrimen
O'Shea Jackson Jr. ... Donnie Wilson
50 Cent ... Enson Levoux (as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)
Meadow Williams ... Holly
Maurice Compte ... Benny 'Borracho' Magalon
Brian Van Holt ... Murph Connors
Evan Jones ... Bo 'Bosco' Ostroman
Mo McRae ... Gus Henderson
Kaiwi Lyman ... 'Tony Z' Zapata
Dawn Olivieri ... Debbie O'Brien
Eric Braeden ... Ziggy Zerhusen
Jordan Bridges ... Lobbin' Bob
Lewis Tan ... Secret Service Lobby Guard #1
Cooper Andrews ... Mack
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Storyline

A gritty L.A crime saga which follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles. Written by STXfilms

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Dirty Jobs. Dirty Cops. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Polynesian

Release Date:

19 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den of Thieves See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,206,108, 21 January 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$44,947,622, 22 March 2018
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(unrated DVD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was in development for roughly fourteen years, where director Christian Gudegast and a writing partner had a blind deal with New Line Cinema in 2003. The project was also later supposed to be distributed by the now-defunct Relativity Media at one point as well. See more »

Goofs

During a final scene in the movie, Big Nick is seen, from a front camera shot, visibly holding his handgun with his right hand and supporting the grip with his left. However, when the camera cuts to an "over the shoulder" shot, the handgun is now being gripped in his left hand and supported by his right. This camera shot transition happens several times during this scene and each time the handgun switches hands. See more »

Quotes

Ray Merrimen: I ain't cuffin' up
'Big Nick' O'Brien: That's ok. I don't bring my cuffs anyway.
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Alternate Versions

German distributor Concorde chose to cut approx. 16 minutes from the movie to tighten the pace (removed were mostly family related scenes with Butler's character Nick). See more »


Soundtracks

Our Demons (Pair of Arrows Remix)
Written by Justin Boreta, Edward Ma, Josh Mayer (as Joshua Mayer), and Aja Volkman
Performed by The Glitch Mob
Courtesy of Glass Air Records, LLC
By arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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A Great Heist Film
21 January 2018 | by carsonschmitt8See all my reviews

I went into Den of Thieves with low expectations, and walked out pleasently surprised with this movie! Im a huge heist movie fan and Michael Mann's 'Heat' is one of my favorite movies of all time. And while its true that Den of Thieves takes almost TOO MUCH inspiration from HEAT, it certainly delivers some unexpected turns that make the movie unpredictible and not generic. Sure, there are a lot of heist films out there, but I found Den of Thieves to bring some new elements into the genre that i have never seen, which i thought was pretty great. I was actually surprised with Gerard Butler's performance in this movie, he was actually REALLY good and played the role with commitment. The same goes for the other cast members, Great Acting! What really sold this movie for me, was the incredible action sequences. They are directed fantastically, and the firearms in the movie sound robust and authoritative, which gives the film a hard edge that i found to love. There are a few scenes in the film that feel out of place and some of the character development isn't really there, but overall i had a blast watching this movie and plan to see it again. Definately Recommend to anyone a fan of the genre.


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