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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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... Crunch Calhoun
... Nicky Calhoun
... Francie Tobin
... 'Uncle' Paddy MacCarthy
... Guy de Cornet
... Lola
... Interpol Agent Bick
... Samuel Winter
... Ponch
... Female Border Guard
... Sunny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Durward Allan ... Julius Friedman
... Crunch Calhoun's cellmate
... Van Der Beer
... Ginger
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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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It takes a great artist to pull off the perfect con

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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

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20 June 2014 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Fix  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,670, 16 March 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$61,446, 23 March 2014
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Trivia

When Crunch tells Nicky that Francie is his apprentice, Nicky makes a comment about Crunch being a wizard. Jay Baruchel, who plays Francie, starred as a wizard's apprentice in The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010). See more »

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The Romanian flag is visible in many shots at the beginning of the movie. Moreover at min 26.29 the Romanian Palace of Parliament is clearly visible. See more »

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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 Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) See more »

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Groove in 'G'
Written by Wilbur Bascomb
Performed by Wilbur Bascomb & The Zodiact
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As fun as the Ocean's movies with a pay off that puts in almost on par with them. Heist fans will love this. I did.
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"If you got no trust that what do you got?" Crunch (Russell) and Nicky (Dillon) are brothers and partners in crime. When a job goes bad and they are both caught only Crunch ends up doing time. When he gets out he tries to go straight and becomes a motorcycle daredevil. When he tires of crashing for a few hundred bucks he agrees to pull off one last heist with his old team. They only thing standing in their way of pulling off the perfect heist is trust. This movie was a great surprise for me. I knew nothing about this going in and I think that helped my enjoyment of it. The movie was super fun to watch, really funny with a smart plot. This is the closest heist movie to the Ocean's series that has been made. Just like the Ocean's series the heist itself is fun to watch and the pay off brings it over the top. This is the kind of movie you can't say too much about without giving anything away but what I can say is watch this. One of the biggest surprises and funnest movies I have seen in a while. Overall, heist movie fans will love this...I did. I give this an A-.


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