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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

Writer:

Jonathan Sobol
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Cast

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

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Crunch Calhoun: If you've got no trust, then what do you got?
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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

Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.30 (2014) See more »

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Chou Chou
Written by Arnaud Porcheron
Performed by Les Terribles
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Robbing you blind
20 October 2014 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

What a cast! I have to put that out there first. Matt Dillon, Kurt Russell, but also Terence Stamp (every word he's saying has such a weight and him going for comedy, is so great). Actually everyone involved makes it look so effortless. Heist movies of course might not be everyones thing and people might argue, that after Oceans Eleven (or the sequels), there is nothing left to say.

Yes this may be predictable and may or may not make much sense under scrutiny, but it is too fun to watch, twist and turn and go different directions, that it would be a shame for you not to enjoy it. And I can't stress out enough, that this also has a lot to do with the cast involved. The script is good, but you have to have people deliver it. Every role is cast in a great way and this movie makes no secret that it wants to entertain you. It's not as wrangled up as "Now you see me" (which is also better), but it doesn't have to be


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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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2.35 : 1
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