James owes his life to his older brother, Frankie after taking the rap for a crime they committed together. While Frankie served time, James worked to turn his life around, got a steady job and began courting his former girlfriend Emily. Now, Frankie is released and back on the streets with no money and no place to go.

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Sarik Andreasyan

Writer:

Raul Inglis

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hayden Christensen ... James Kelly
Earl Minor ... Detective Marks
Adrien Brody ... Frankie Kelly
Jordana Brewster ... Emily
Akon ... Sugar
Tory Kittles ... Ray
Luis Da Silva Jr. ... Spoonie
Lance E. Nichols ... Auto Shop Boss
John McConnell John McConnell ... Bank Manager
Joe Chrest ... (Police) Captain Sullivan
Aaron V. Williamson ... House
Rachel Bilson ... Eyewitness
Laura Cayouette ... Loan Officer
Carol Sutton ... Hostage Woman
Elena Sanchez ... Katie
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James (Hayden Christensen) owes his life to his older brother, Frankie (Adrien Brody) after taking the rap for a crime they committed together. While Frankie served time, James worked to turn his life around, got a steady job and began courting his former girlfriend Emily (Jordana Brewster). Now, Frankie is released and back on the streets with no money and no place to go. He turns to his underworld connections (Akon) and convinces James to join him in hopes that one last job will be the solution to change both their lives. Written by Lionsgate

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexual material and brief drug use. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is Christensen's second film appearance with Akon. See more »

Goofs

During Emily's dispatch of the robbery, she says "Canal Street Savings". The plaque outside the building, and the signage inside the bank itself reads "NOLA Federal". See more »

Quotes

Ray: The banking institutions are more dangerous than the army.
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Connections

Remake of The St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959) See more »

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For Me And My Brother
Performed by Roman Vishnevsky
Written by Alim Zairov
Produced by Artashes Andreasyan
Courtesy of VMA Russia
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Boring and Melodramatic Soap Opera
18 October 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After serving ten years in prison in New Orleans, the smalltime criminal Frankie Kelly (Adrien Brody) comes to the house of his younger brother, James Kelly (Hayden Christensen), who is a mechanic in a local workshop. James is dating the gorgeous Emily (Jordana Brewster), who works as operator in the NOLA Police Ddepartment, and lives a honest life. Frankie introduces James to his friends Sugar (Akon) and Ray (Tory Kittles) that helped him in the prison and soon James learns that they are planning a bank heist with the gangster Spoonie (Luis Da Silva Jr.). He tries to recuse to participate but Ray forces him threatening his older brother. What will James do?

"American Heist" is a boring and melodramatic heist film. The relationship between Frankie and James is never dramatic but seems to be a soap opera. The awful end of the film without the conclusion of the story is not an intelligent open end, like in many European movies, but simply lack of ending. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "O Último Golpe" ("The Last Coup")


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Canada | Luxembourg

Language:

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Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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American Heist See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,931,475
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