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The Art of the Steal (2013)

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Crunch Calhoun, a semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get his old gang back together to pull off one last heist.

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Jonathan Sobol

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Jonathan Sobol
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Crunch Calhoun
Matt Dillon ... Nicky Calhoun
Jay Baruchel ... Francie Tobin
Kenneth Welsh ... 'Uncle' Paddy MacCarthy
Chris Diamantopoulos ... Guy de Cornet
Katheryn Winnick ... Lola
Jason Jones ... Interpol Agent Bick
Terence Stamp ... Samuel Winter
Devon Bostick ... Ponch
Elle Downs ... Female Border Guard
Durward Allan Durward Allan ... Julius Friedman
Dax Ravina ... Sunny
Jasmin Geljo ... Detective Brodowski
Vieslav Krystyan ... Detective Kumik
Stephen McHattie ... Dirty Ernie
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Storyline

Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell), a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get back into the con game and pull off one final lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother, Nicky (Matt Dillon). Reassembling the old team, Crunch comes up with a plan to steal a priceless historical book, but the successful heist leads to another far riskier plan devised by Nicky. They fail to realize each other's separate agendas when their plan goes awry in this con movie about honor, revenge and the bonds of brotherhood. Written by Production

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Taglines:

It takes a great artist to pull off the perfect con

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jason Jones' wife Samantha Bee, and Chris Diamantopoulos' brother Gus lived next door to each other in the same downtown Toronto building. See more »

Goofs

When Sunny is pointing the flintlock pistol at Crunch it is not ready to fire because the Frizzen should be in the down position to hold the priming gunpowder. See more »

Quotes

Nicky Calhoun: I'm Nicky. Paddy, Francie, Crunch.
Ponch: Some shitty aliases, you all sound like chocolate bars. Where is Twix?
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, the ice vendor with the slow business makes another appearance See more »

Connections

References The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Righteous Smoke
Written by Jeremy Widerman, Jon Harvey, Steve Kiley, and Brandon Bliss
Performed by Monster Truck
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User Reviews

A real treat
9 February 2014 | by garwhite44See all my reviews

What a great ride!

I'm Canadian, and nothing kills me more (being a Canadian) than saying that there is an undeniably 'crappy' feel to most, if not all, Canadian productions. That being said, this movie was actually really good. Great performances from most of the cast, really great to see Kenneth Welsh and Terence Stamp adding some credibility to whole thing.

As far as heist movies go, this one is fairly typical but the production/editing really pull it together. Kurt Russell does a great job along with Baruchel and Winnick and my usual aversion to Matt Dillon was even kept in check to some degree. Nice little twist-up at the end even if it was somewhat predictable. Also Some pretty funny scenes and exchanges, especially if you watch the outtakes in the credits.

All in all a great film with a surprisingly good feel.


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Language:

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Release Date:

20 June 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fix See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,003, 16 March 2014

Gross USA:

$64,065

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,450
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