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The Heist (1989)

Framed con-man seeks revenge by planning a racetrack heist.

Director:

Stuart Orme

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William Irish Jr. (story), William Irish Jr. (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Neil Skinner
Tom Skerritt ... Ebbet Berens
Wendy Hughes ... Sheila
Noble Willingham ... Stuckey
Tom Atkins ... Det. Leland
Robert Prosky ... Dancer
Stephen Apostolina ... Ramirez
Ben Mittleman Ben Mittleman ... Tall goon
Nino Surdo Nino Surdo ... Short goon
Shelton Redden Shelton Redden ... Cave
Roger Hewlett ... Durfee
Joseph Carberry ... Kelso
Chino 'Fats' Williams ... Fats
Art Frankel Art Frankel ... Wolscott
Andrew Barnicle Andrew Barnicle ... Draper
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Storyline

Neil Skinner, once a San Diego racetrack-security consultant, is now an ex-con who was framed by his ex-partner, Ebbet. Ebbet now controls track security as well as Neil's ex-girlfriend, Sheila. Neil now wants to revenge himself by stealing the day's take, and he enlists the help of several track regulars, including a janitor, a security guard, an and an ambulance driver. The money switches hands, cars chase each other over the Mexican border and back, and it's a struggle to see who will out-con whom. Written by Kathy Li

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He had four years to plan his revenge and one week to pull it off.

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Romance | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hei$t See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Pierce Brosnan and Robert Prosky appeared in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993). See more »

Goofs

In the music credits, the song by the Gipsy Kings is listed as "A Mi Minerva" instead of "A Mi Manera" (the Spanish version of "My Way"). See more »

Quotes

Ebbet Berens: And you still say you didn't do it? Well then, if you spent four years in prison for something you didn't do, what does that say Neil?
Neil Skinner: I going to take you. You won't know where and you won't know when, but you'll feel me over your shoulder. You'll wake up in the middle of the night from a bad dream and you'll know I'm coming.
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Referenced in The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

A Mi Manera
(Comme d'Habitude)
Music by Claude François and Jacques Revaux
French lyrics by Gilles Thibaut
Performed by Gipsy Kings
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Simpler Would Have Been Better
2 October 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

A man gets out of prison and gets back at his old partner by robbing his racetrack. He even tells him he;'s going to do it and the owner is ready for him. Yes, that's an improbable story but an intriguing one. It wound up with so many twists and turns in the final minutes that I couldn't follow all of them. Many of the twists centered around ex-con character, which was impossible to figure out.

Pierce Brosnan played "Neil Skinner," a man who served four years in prison he shouldn't have had to serve. Tom Skerritt plays "Ebbet Berens," the racetrack owner whom Brosnan is after. Wendy Hughes plays "Sheila," the love interest in the film.

Interesting overall as Brosnan seems to be tuning up for his suave, James Bond roles, which he would begin in about five years. This film was interesting, but unsatisfying by the time it was all over. A simpler ending would have made this a much better film.


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