4.8/10
2,427
21 user 11 critic

Coin Heist (2017)

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 6 January 2017 (USA)
Trailer
1:58 | Trailer
United by dire circumstances, four unlikely allies from a Philadelphia prep school - the hacker, the slacker, the athlete, and the perfect student - band together to attempt the impossible: steal from the U.S. Mint.

Director:

Emily Hagins

Writers:

Emily Hagins (screen writer), Elisa Ludwig (based on a novel by)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Saxon ... Jason
Alexis G. Zall ... Alice
Sasha Pieterse ... Dakota
Jay Walker ... Benny
Michael Cyril Creighton ... Mr. Rankin
Zach Broussard ... Tony
Andy Grotelueschen ... Glen
Craig Walker ... Nico
Slate Holmgren ... Horace
Will Denton ... Dylan
David Thompson ... Greg (as David W. Thompson)
Mark Blum ... Mr. Smerconish
Olivia Birkelund Olivia Birkelund ... Mrs. Hodges
Connor Ratliff ... Mr. Garcia
Muhammad Cunningham Muhammad Cunningham ... Ethan
Edit

Storyline

United by dire circumstances, four unlikely allies from a Philadelphia prep school - the hacker, the slacker, the athlete, and the perfect student - band together to attempt the impossible: steal from the U.S. Mint.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on a novel that, in turn, was based on a screenplay. See more »

Connections

Features Gambit (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Wild Love (feat. Ollie Wride)
by Timecop1983, Ollie Wride
See more »

User Reviews

 
A Netflix Original That Just Doesn't Work
29 September 2017 | by eabra48463See all my reviews

"Coin Heist" has so much potential given the premise. Four students endeavor to save their school financially by breaking into a US government mint and producing "error" coins that can be sold for millions. As it turns out, the father of one of these students embezzled $10M from the school's endowment fund, necessitating the operation.

Given the interesting and promising premise, this film could have been so much better. Instead, it is bogged down with horrible and banal dialogue that takes the audience nowhere. Also, there are scenes that are downright silly--the US government mint's only security seems to be two inept guards at the front desk and nothing else. Four teens can wander around the mint in this post 9/11 world without being questioned or even noticed. There doesn't even appear to be any cameras in place. How convenient, if you're a teen wanting to rob the place. There are also overly done stereotypes, the black kid from the wrong side of the tracks who is harassed by the rich white kid and the angst-ridden computer nerd.

Overall, the cast does a pretty good job with the material they are given; they are believable in their roles. Unfortunately, they are mired in a movie that just doesn't work.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A golpe de monedas See more »

Filming Locations:

White Plains New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Adaptive Studios, Netflix See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed