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The Forger (2014)

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A thief works with his father and son to forge a painting by Monet and steal the original. Together, they plan the heist of their lives.

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Philip Martin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Raymond J. Cutter
Christopher Plummer ... Joseph Cutter
Tye Sheridan ... Will Cutter
Abigail Spencer ... Agent Paisley
Anson Mount ... Keegan
Marcus Thomas ... Carl
Jennifer Ehle ... Kim
Travis Aaron Wade ... Detective Devlin
Lyndon Smith ... Melanie
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Raul Carlos
Sean Malone Sean Malone ... Finn
Owen Burke ... Collin
Steve Sweeney Steve Sweeney ... Ivan
Bryan Veronneau ... Rodney
Christy Scott Cashman ... Dr. Wallace
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Storyline

The world's best art forger (John Travolta) makes a deal with a crime syndicate to get an early release from prison, but in return he must pull off an impossible heist - he must forge a painting by Claude Monet, steal the original from a museum, and replace it with a replica so perfect that no one will notice. He enlists the help of his father (Christopher Plummer) and son (Tye Sheridan) and together they plan the heist of their lives! Written by Lionsgate

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Taglines:

It's never too late for one last heist.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A hamisító See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John Travola traveled to Hong Kong to study oil painting in order to prepare for his role in this film. See more »

Goofs

When Ray and Will meet in Will's bedroom the boom mic shadow is visible two times. First, on the wall above the guys when they were talking, and then the shadows are above the door when Ray is leaving the room,. See more »

Quotes

Will Cutter: I just never see you guys hug, or say you love each other.
Joseph Cutter: Yeah, well I don't do that. But he knows.
Will Cutter: You sure?
Joseph Cutter: I didn't tell your grandmother either. But she knew. Why? Because words don't mean shit in this world, Will. It's what a person does for you that counts.
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Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.152 (2013) See more »

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Ride Of Your Life
Written by Paul A. Grogan
Performed by Paul Grogan
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Not bad to watch.
27 April 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

So, deep in the heart of this picture, it's about a man trying to spend more time with his son. It's very touching.

John Travolta overall is good in this movie. He plays an incarcerated art forger who was release from prison early thanks to an old criminal contact who needs him to forge something for him while all the forger wants to do is make up for lost time with his son.

I really like the parts where Travolta's character is preparing for the heist to steel the painting and replace it with his forgery which is where this movie differs from other heist movies as it goes into what it's like to be an art forger.

Reminds me of the Art of steel starring Kurt Russell who like Travolta, I have not seen star in a movie in ages.

Not a bad movie to catch.


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