5.1/10
15,159
54 user 33 critic

American Heist (2014)

Trailer
2:34 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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.

Director:

Sarik Andreasyan

Writer:

Raul Inglis

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Outcast I (2014)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A mysterious warrior teams up with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese Emperor to defeat their cruel brother, who seeks their deaths.

Director: Nick Powell
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Hayden Christensen, Alexandre Bailly
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A man involved in a horrific car crash is pronounced dead, only to come back to life an hour and a half later, claiming to have seen Heaven.

Director: Michael Polish
Stars: Kate Bosworth, Hayden Christensen, Hudson Meek
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The population of Detroit has almost completely disappeared, but a few remain. As daylight disappears they realize that the Dark is coming for them.

Director: Brad Anderson
Stars: Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo
First Kill (2017)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A Wall Street broker is forced to evade a police chief investigating a bank robbery as he attempts to recover the stolen money in exchange for his son's life.

Director: Steven C. Miller
Stars: Bruce Willis, Hayden Christensen, Ty Shelton
Animation | Sci-Fi | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Quantum Quest centers on the story of Dave, a young photon, who is forced out of the Sun on a journey of discovery. He must get to the Cassini Space Craft and save it from the forces of the... See full summary »

Directors: Harry 'Doc' Kloor, Daniel St. Pierre
Stars: Chris Pine, Amanda Peet, Samuel L. Jackson
Takers (2010)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A group of bank robbers find their multi-million dollar plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective.

Director: John Luessenhop
Stars: Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillon
The Last Man (2018)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Tov Matheson is a war veteran with post traumatic stress disorder who perceives that the end of the world is coming. After establishing a relationship with a dubious Messiah, he leaves his ... See full summary »

Director: Rodrigo H. Vila
Stars: Hayden Christensen, Harvey Keitel, Justin Kelly
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hayden Christensen ... James Kelly
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
Belinda Delgado Belinda Delgado ... Stripper
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada | Luxembourg

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Heist. Skok zycia. See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Hayden Christensen's first acting job in 4 years 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.
See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

On Some Bullshit
Performed by Akon
Written by Akon (as Aliaune "Akon" Thiam) and Tee Money
Produced by Nikko da Kid
Courtesy of Konlive Distribution / Upfront Megatainment
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A decent heist movie that is a good watch, but a little too generic to be all that special. I give this a B-.
1 August 2015 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"It was always me and you against the world." Frankie (Brody) has just gotten out of jail. While in there his former crime partner, and brother, James (Christensen) has gotten his life straightened out. With no money or home Frankie convinces James to help him pull off one last heist in order to help them both. This is not a bad movie at all and I did enjoy it. I was entertained and was not bored at all. On the other hand the movie is pretty generic and if it wasn't for the acting by Brody it may have been much worse than it was. I do like heist movies a lot but in order to set itself apart the movies must have some other element to them. This one used overused elements and did nothing to make them different. Again though, this isn't a bad movie and it worth seeing. Overall, a decent heist movie that is a good watch, but a little too generic to be all that special. I give this a B-.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 54 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed