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Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.

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Spencer Reinhard ...
The Real Spencer Reinhard
Warren Lipka ...
The Real Warren Lipka
Eric Borsuk ...
The Real Eric Borsuk
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The Real Chas Allen
Betty Jean Gooch ...
The Real Betty Jean 'BJ' Gooch (as Betty Jean 'BJ' Gooch)
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Warren
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Chas
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Spencer
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Eric
Eddie King ...
Male Art Professor
Karen Wheeling Reynolds ...
Female Art Professor (as Karen Reynolds)
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Active
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Frat Boy
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Man with Gun
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Betty Jean 'BJ' Gooch
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Special Collections Student
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Scruffy Counterfeiter
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Local Radio DJ
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Warren Lipka Senior
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Mrs. Lipka
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Mr. Van Der Hoek
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Dutchman in Café
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Economics Lecturer
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Bill Welton
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Costume Shop Owner
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Exam Professor
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Exam Professor 2
Carroll M. Johnson ...
Gun Shop Owner
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Mrs. Allen
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Mr. Reinhard (as Robert Treveiler)
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Mrs. Reinhard
Dorothy Reynolds ...
Spencer's Sister
Pat O'Keefe ...
Radio News Reporter (voice)
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Ms Halloran
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Supermarket Security
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FBI Dorm (as William 'Cowboy' Reed)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobby Akers ...
College Student (uncredited)
Tiffany Alice ...
Art Class Girl (uncredited)
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Younger Sister (uncredited)
Cameran Bellamy ...
College Student (uncredited)
Kelly Borgnis ...
Woman at the Bar (uncredited)
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Graduation Photographer (uncredited)
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Pledge (uncredited)
Bonnie Cole ...
Patron (uncredited)
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Man Dancing in Bar (uncredited)
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Blues Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Used Car Salesman (uncredited)
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Transy Security (uncredited)
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Chinese Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Airport Traveler (uncredited)
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FBI Agent (uncredited)
Lauran Foster ...
Club Goer (uncredited)
Derwin Frank ...
Night Party Goer (uncredited)
Daniel Freeze ...
Chinese Restaurant Couple (uncredited)
Brent Moorer Gaskins ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Brent Gribble ...
Graduation Father (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Frat Boy (uncredited)
Hannah Hoyt ...
Valedictorian (uncredited)
Josh Jordan ...
Smoking Kid (uncredited)
Grant Lane ...
Father of Graduate (uncredited)
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Pool Player #1 (uncredited)
Liam Marcy ...
Student (uncredited)
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Reinhard Sibling (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
Joel Nathaniel ...
Orientation Student (uncredited)
Grayson Nickel ...
Brother of Graduate (uncredited)
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Faculty (uncredited)
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Short Male Administrative Assistant (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
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Mean Betty Jean (uncredited)
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Shopper (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Wealthy Neighbor Lady (uncredited)
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Airport Traveler (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
Cody Taylor ...
Student (uncredited)
Patrick Tennin ...
Club Goer (uncredited)
Ryan Daniel Thompson ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Izem Ustun ...
Student (uncredited)
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Preschooler (uncredited)
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Student in Dorm Hall (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bart Layton

Written by

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Bart Layton ... ()

Produced by

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Daniel Battsek ... executive producer
Len Blavatnik ... executive producer
Katherine Butler ... producer
Scott Clackum ... co-producer (as S. Scott Clackum)
Darren M. Demetre ... executive producer
Poppy Dixon ... documentary producer
Dimitri Doganis ... producer
Sam Dwyer ... archive producer
Aviv Giladi ... executive producer
Ben Giladi ... executive producer
Toby Hill ... executive producer
Gordon King ... archive producer
David Kosse ... executive producer
Sam Lavender ... executive producer
Tory Metzger ... executive producer
Simon Mills ... supervising producer: interview unit
Mary-Jane Mitchell ... Development Producer
Derrin Schlesinger ... producer
Mary Jane Skalski ... producer
Piers Vellacott ... executive producer
Sander Verdonk ... executive producer: Amsterdam
Lindsey Hancock Williamson ... local producer: interview unit, TallyHo Productions
Sam Williamson ... local producer: interview unit, TallyHo Productions

Music by

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Anne Nikitin

Cinematography by

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Ole Bratt Birkeland

Film Editing by

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Nick Fenton
Chris Gill
Julian Hart

Editorial Department

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Charlotte Barnes ... assistant digital intermediate producer
Alasdair Bayne ... epk editor
Sara Buxton ... assistant colourist
Maria Chamberlain ... digital intermediate assistant colourist
Tom Corbett ... digital film bureau
Zoe Cousins ... editorial department
Georgina Cranmer ... digital intermediate assistant
Jo Dale ... first assistant editor
Rob Farris ... digital intermediate head of production
J.D. Funari ... trailer editor
Rob Garwood ... edit assistant
Luke Gavin ... post-production coordinator
Lawrence Hook ... digital intermediate assistant
Patrick Malone ... digital intermediate head of department
Alexander Phillips ... digital film bureau
Finlay Reid ... digital intermediate assistant
Shaun Richards ... digital intermediate producer
Laurent Treherne ... digital film technical supervisor
Russell White ... digital on-line editor

Casting By

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Avy Kaufman
Sylvie Yarza ... voice casting director

Production Design by

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Scott Dougan

Art Direction by

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William G. Davis
Romke Faber ... (Amsterdam Unit)

Set Decoration by

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Barb Livingston

Costume Design by

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Jenny Eagan

Makeup Department

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Elisa Acevedo ... additional hair stylist (as Lisa Acevedo)
Megan Areford ... key makeup artist
Deborah Ball ... hair designer
Wendy Bell ... additional makeup artist
Ashleigh Chavis ... additional makeup artist
Renee Goodwin ... additional makeup artist
Andrea Grande-Capone ... key hair stylist: New York (as Andrea Grande Capone)
Heather A. Hawkins ... co-key hair stylist (as Heather Hawkins)
Gail Hensley ... additional hair stylist
Scott Hersh ... key makeup artist: New York
Rhonda McGregor ... additional makeup artist
Sjors Mercx ... makeup artist: Amsterdam
Lynette Rimmer ... additional hair stylist
Chris Varosky ... makeup designer
Renè Warnes ... co-key hair stylist (as Rene Warnes)

Production Management

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Scott Clackum ... production supervisor
Darren M. Demetre ... unit production manager
Charles Miller ... production supervisor: ny unit
Roche Wong ... production manager: amsterdam unit
Emma Zee ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Eric Calatayud ... second assistant director: new york unit
Neal Gray ... second second assistant director
Kim Kennedy ... second assistant director
Julian Pattinama ... second assistant director
Rod Smith ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Anthony Cam ... props / set dresser
John Colebourn ... storyboard artist
Nelson Cruz ... art department assistant
Carson Gloster ... set dresser
Jay Graves ... on-set dresser
Brian Hudson ... construction coordinator
Sean Keenan ... lead gang boss
Justin Nathaniel Kistler ... assistant property master
Durell Lefler ... props
Jessica Tyler Segal ... art department coordinator
Ambika Subramaniam ... graphic designer
Emily Weston ... property master
John Wilcox ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Simon Campbell ... Head of Technical Services
Jack Cheetham ... mix technician
Paul Davies ... sound: design
Joe Foglia ... sound mixer
Mark Henry ... adr recordist
Kiran Marshall ... foley editor
Morgan Muse ... sound effects editor
Keith Partridge ... foley mixer
Kobi Quist ... senior mix technician
Robil Rahantoeknam ... sound recordist: amsterdam unit
Matis Rei ... sound effects editor
Mathias Schuster ... foley editor
Barnaby Smyth ... foley artist/supervisor / foley supervisor
Andrew Stirk ... Dialogue and ADR Editor / Supervising Sound Editor & Re-recording Mixer
Matt Perry Thomas ... sound mixer: new york
David Acord ... sound design: Sundance Music & Sound Design Lab (uncredited)
Ishbel Beeson ... final mix co-ordinator (uncredited)
Greg Crawford ... adr mixer: Atlanta (uncredited)
Mark DeSimone ... adr mixer: New York (uncredited)
Jens Rosenlund Petersen ... sound editor (uncredited)
Andrew Wade ... adr recordist: crowd (uncredited)
Andy Welker ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Mhairi Wyles-Lang ... adr coordinator (uncredited)
Sylvie Yarza ... director of voice recording (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Steven 'Trainset' Curtis ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Dan Bennett ... executive producer vfx
Allison Brownmoore ... Main Title Designer
Anthony Brownmoore ... visual effects artist
Marcus Dryden ... visual effects supervisor
Anna Maros ... post production assistant
Joe Nowacki ... lead artist
Rob Pizzey ... digital colourist
Ben Robards ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Fernando Campos ... stunt double Jared Abrahamson
Christian J. Fletcher ... stunt driver
Jason Charles Hill ... stunt double: Evan Peters
Kurt Hockenberry ... stunt driver
G. Peter King ... stunt coordinator
Kevin Morgan ... stunt double: Blake Jenner
Marque Ohmes ... stunts
Kelly Róisín ... stunt double: Ann Dowd
Alexander Schuler ... stunt performer
Jimmie Lee Sessoms ... additional stunt coordinator / stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Rocky Amon ... grip
Monica Barrios-Smith ... assistant camera
Ian Hayes Brett ... camera operator: "b" camera
Derrick M. Brown ... best boy
Marcel Brugman ... gaffer: amsterdam unit
Kahlil Fadel ... gaffer: second unit / lighting technician
Casper Fraij ... second assistant camera & data handler: Amsterdam unit
Ben D. Griffith Jr. ... key grip
Rodney Hoffman ... grip
Jason Johnson ... digital imaging technician
Sam Kim ... camera utility
Chris Koch ... a camera dolly grip
Suraj 'Paco' Kumar ... assistant camera / first assistant camera: amsterdam unit
John C. Lehman ... steadicam operator
Eric Lichtenstein ... second assistant camera: new york unit
Nicole Lobell ... a camera operator
Matthew Mebane ... first assistant camera: "a" camera & steadicam
William Lide Powell ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Kelly Pun ... "Alien Revolution" Operator
Kent Smith ... still photographer
Jeff Sterner ... best boy: key grip
Guillermo Tuñon ... digital imaging technician: ny unit
Jo Vermaercke ... steadicam operator: Amsterdam
Will Whittenburg ... phantom tech

Casting Department

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Tona B. Dahlquist ... extras casting
Blair Foster ... casting associate
T. Ryan Hill ... extras casting assistant
Tracy Kilpatrick ... local casting director
Harrison Nesbit ... casting associate
Steven Vago ... new york extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jason Blackman ... set costumer
Shante Slagle ... costume assistant
Tiffany Verch ... set costumer

Location Management

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Jeff Dauer ... location assistant
Amy Elizabeth Harmon ... assistant location manager
Michael L. Mizrahi ... location manager: NYC Unit
Kale Murphy ... key assistant location manager
Joseph R. Packheiser ... assistant location manager
London Stewart ... location manager
Roy van Rosmalen ... location scout

Music Department

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Robert Ames ... conductor / solo viola
Douglas Anderson ... additional music consultant
Galya Bisengalieva ... solo violin
Nikolaj Bjerre ... musician: drums
Goetz Botzenhardt ... score mixer
Hugh Brunt ... orchestrator
Daisy Chute ... music preparation
London Contemporary Orchestra ... score performed by
Andrew Kremer ... musician: electric bass
Roger Linley ... musician: double bass
Patty Macmillan ... composer agent
Rob Manning ... musician: didgeridoo
Nicolas Meier ... musician: classical guitar
Jack Mills ... assistant engineer
Jen Moss ... music supervisor
Anne Nikitin ... musician: piano & electric guitar
Joe Rubel ... score engineer
Amanda Street ... composer agent
Jack Sugden ... composer assistant
Camilla Uboldi ... composer: additional music

Transportation Department

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Neil Castles Jr. ... transportation coordinator
I. Karl Golden ... driver
Todd Luckey ... production van operator
Jeffrey L. McLaughlin ... picture car coordinator
Lauren Newhouse ... dispatcher

Other crew

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Suz Andrews ... production assistant
Richard S. Bellina ... medic coordinator
Steve Berman ... completion guarantor
Miller Carbon ... stand in for kevin o'rourke
Dan Clark ... script supervisor
Michael Cleaver ... production counsel
Wendy Cohen ... production resources
Ben Coren ... development executive: Film4
Jon Croker ... writer: additional writings
Jyllel Syage Dickerman ... 1st asst. accountant
Jonathan Focil ... production coordinator
Guy Gaster ... film comissioner
Nathan Gauthier ... attorney
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach: Barry Keoghan
Katherine Imp ... legal services
Okan Ince ... production assistant: amsterdam unit
Cecilia Chi-ying Lau ... production assistant
Zander Levy ... head of development: Raw
Dillon Mann ... photo double / stand-in
Liam Marcy ... photo double: Blake Jenner
Kerry Marmion ... executive assistant: Messrs. Layton, Doganis & Vellacott
S. Ross McKinnon ... production assistant
Molly Merrell ... assistant production coordinator
Harrison Nesbit ... assistant: Bart Layton
Alexander Norton ... production assistant
Madison Romero ... payroll accountant
Phillip L. Rosen ... attorney
Heather Salter ... development executive: Raw
Jacob Secher Schulsinger ... script consultant
Ian Sellar ... script consultant
Cody Barrios Smith ... production assistant
Amy Smolev ... production accountant
Jeramiah Snyder ... production assistant
Beau Stapleton ... attorney
Thorin Thompson ... production assistant
Julia Wooten ... production assistant
Gino Wouters ... production assistant: amsterdam unit
Andrea Smith ... global director of motion picture logistics: Altour Travel (uncredited)

Thanks

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David Acord ... thanks
Miguel Arteta ... thanks
Danny Boyle ... thanks
Keir Gilchrist ... thanks
Jennifer Semler ... thanks
Dylan Tichenor ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In this crime drama, four bright and well-off college students in Kentucky plot to steal some rare books from their university's Special Collections Library in a misguided quest for personal glory. Based on the story, the film includes interviews with the foursome who attempted the bizarre heist. Starring Barry Keoghan, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson and Ann Dowd.

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Taglines Nobody wants to be ordinary See more »
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Also Known As
  • Amerikai állatok (Hungary)
  • Zwierzeta Ameryki (Poland)
  • American Animals: O Assalto (Portugal)
  • Американские животные (Russia)
  • Animais Americanos (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 116 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia During filming the actors were not allowed to meet their real life counterparts because the director feared they would sympathise and/or play them in a certain light. See more »
Goofs At the end of the movie, when it is explaining what each character is up to now, the text says that Charles Allen II is "writing a book on prison workout regimes." It should be "regimens". A "regime" refers to governments or periods of rule, whereas a "regimen" refers to exercise or any other scheduled activity. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 2018 Catch-Up (part 1 of 2) (2018). See more »
Soundtracks Sound of da Police See more »
Quotes Warren Lipka: You're taught your entire life that what you do matters and that you're special. And that, there are things you can point towards that would... which'll show that you're special, that show you're different, when, in all reality, those things... don't matter. And you're not special.
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