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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

Credited cast:
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
Dax Ravina ... Sunny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Durward Allan Durward Allan ... Julius Friedman
James Collins ... Crunch Calhoun's cellmate
Rob deLeeuw ... Van Der Beer
Karyn Dwyer ... Ginger
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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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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When the gang meets Ponch, he comments on how all their names sound like candy bars. In the Bruce Willis art heist movie "Hudson Hawk," a group of CIA agents all have candy-bar names. See more »

Goofs

When uncle Paddy is talking with the Reverend about "the Gospel according to James" robbery in Amsterdam, you see a guy running through the Streets in a city. He stumbles into a car with Italian license plate and several romanian cars. Also in background you see a billboard with the text "Unitatea ecologica". The police officer who's chasing the guy wears a uniform which is clearly not dutch. Lastly the street signs are not the kind which you will find in Amsterdam. All those things suggest that this was not filmed in Amsterdam but in Bucharest (Romania). In several shots the Romanian flag is clearly visible and at min 5.06 the metro station is Piata Universitate (the exit is Pasajul Intercontinental). See more »

Quotes

Francie Tobin: Interpol? Fucking Interpol? I'm not going to fucking prison! I'm not cut out for that shit. Have you seen these fucking arms, man? These wet noodles will prevent very few prison rapes.
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References The King's Speech (2010) See more »

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Dance Slave
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User Reviews

 
Art heist movie
24 January 2017 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

Another heist movie with a little bit of humor. Why not? If I had to choose between the Ocean's heist movies and The Art of the Steal I would go for this one. It's basically the same, a heist explained by a narrating voice, but this time with a touch of humor. Not that you will laugh a lot or so, well at least I didn't, but it was an easy movie to watch. Not too much complicated entertainment for a laid back movie night. The cast is good, the conversations between the two brothers played by Russell and Dillon are fun to watch. In the middle of the movie I thought it was going down a bit but the end saved it all. There are enough good twists to make this movie better then the average heist movie.


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