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Life of Crime (2013)

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Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

Director:

Daniel Schechter

Writers:

Daniel Schechter (written for the screen by), Elmore Leonard (based on the book "The Switch" written by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Aniston ... Mickey Dawson
Yasiin Bey ... Ordell Robbie
Isla Fisher ... Melanie
Will Forte ... Marshall Taylor
Mark Boone Junior ... Richard Monk
Tim Robbins ... Frank Dawson
John Hawkes ... Louis Gara
Clea Lewis ... Tyra Taylor
Charlie Tahan ... Bo Dawson
Kevin Corrigan ... Ray
Leonard Robinson ... Officer Dixon
Kevin Porter Young Kevin Porter Young ... Officer Kenny
Alex Ladove ... Pamela Taylor
Jenna Nye ... Shelly Taylor
Jill Abramovitz Jill Abramovitz ... Jan
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Storyline

Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Right target. Wrong woman.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 2014 (Bahamas) See more »

Also Known As:

The Switch See more »

Filming Locations:

Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$131,422, 29 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$261,695, 19 September 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Frank and Mickey's son is called Bo. Jennifer Aniston starred in Rumor Has It... (2005) where her character falls for a man named Bo. See more »

Goofs

In the very last scene of the film, Louis is taping the eyes of the mask they are about to put on Melanie although she has already seen all of their faces. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Dawson: [talking about Melanie] She looks like a million bucks.
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Connections

References Sanford and Son: Fred's Treasure Garden (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Pull Your Love
Written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter
Performed by Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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An excellent low-key thriller
8 September 2014 | by johnpeterscaSee all my reviews

In Life of Crime, unlike many crime thrillers, the focus is on the characters rather than on achievement of maximum possible violence. All of the major characters have their stories and some of them seem to learn from their foolish and sometimes implausible actions. To me, it's refreshing to watch a crime movie in which things continually go wrong as the limitations of the characters are revealed. There's violence, a natural accompaniment to crime, but it's normal violence, not extreme and glamorous solutions to problems of psychotics. And people respond to it in ways that are sometimes smart and sometimes stupid. This is a genre movie that's far better than most.


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