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Lassiter (1984)

A handsome jewel thief is arrested and in order to avoid prison, must break into the heavily guarded German Embassy to steal millions in gems.

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Roger Young

Writer:

David Taylor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Selleck ... Nick Lassiter
Jane Seymour ... Sara Wells
Lauren Hutton ... Kari Von Fursten
Bob Hoskins ... Inspector John Becker
Joe Regalbuto ... Peter Breeze
Ed Lauter ... Smoke
Warren Clarke ... Max Hofer
Edward Peel ... Sgt. Allyce
Paul Antrim Paul Antrim ... Askew
Christopher Malcolm ... Quaid
Barrie Houghton Barrie Houghton ... Eddie Lee
Peter Skellern Peter Skellern ... Pianist
Harry Towb ... Roger Boardman
Belinda Mayne Belinda Mayne ... Helen Boardman
William Morgan Sheppard ... Sweeny (as Morgan Sheppard)
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Lassiter is a handsome jewel thief operating in London in the late 1930s. One day he is arrested and told that if he wishes to avoid prison, he must break into the heavily guarded German Embassy in London and steal millions in Gems. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The best things in life...are stolen See more »


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Tom Selleck's suave debonair gentleman thief character Nick Lassiter was written in the spirit of Cary Grant's John Robie from To Catch a Thief (1955). See more »

Quotes

Nick Lassiter: What happens if they catch me? You gonna bring on the cavalry?
Peter Breeze: Well... if they catch you in the embassy there's nothing we can do. That embassy is Germany, you might as well be in Berlin.
Nick Lassiter: That's comforting.
Peter Breeze: I'm sorry, Lassiter.
Nick Lassiter: Bullshit.
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Soundtracks

Let's Face the Music and Dance
Written by Irving Berlin
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Lassiter
24 May 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Selleck is slick as a jewel thief in London in this lavish action/mystery, but the film suffers from a predictable plot and weak supporting performances. Most obvious is that of sexy Lauren Hutton, who shines best when she doesn't speak.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lassiter See more »

Filming Locations:

Piccadilly, London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,027,583, 20 February 1984

Gross USA:

$17,513,452

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,513,452
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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