A father is without the means to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When things go awry they're forced to hijack a city bus.
Robert De Niro,
Jeffrey Dean Morgan,
A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though he refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition.
A wealthy attorney i San Juan, PR, comes to the police station for "10 min." of follow up questions to finding a 12 y.o. girl's body in a park. Another 12 y.o. girl was also raped and murdered weeks earlier. Evidence points at him. Guilty?
A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.
David Mamet takes this story of thieves along many twists and turns, some of which work and some of which don't. Gene Hackman plays the brilliant leader of a gang (Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay & Rebecca Pigeon as Hackman's youngish wife), which pulls off complex heists for a despicable fence (Danny DeVito). After stiffing the gang on a jewelry robbery, DeVito forces the gang to go after a Swiss gold shipment and to use his nephew (Sam Rockwell) in the crime. No one trusts anyone and every step is shaded with the unexpected.Written by
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In the opening scene, Pinky (Ricky Jay) is carrying a stack of books. The title of one of these books is "The Magic of Barcelona". Ricky Jay is widely considered the best slight of hand magician in the world today. See more »
The boxes in the airplane containing the gold come from the "Bank of Geneva" and have the image of a bear. The animal of Geneva is the eagle, not the bear, which belongs to Berne, the Swiss capital. See more »
What do you want me to do? Just pull up a chair while you rape me?
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The opening Warner Bros., Morgan Creek, and Franchise Pictures logos are in black and white. See more »
After watching this a second time I realize that it's one of those movies that has barely anything wrong with it! Honestly, the dialogue is good, the action is good and the music is really good. Great performances by Gene Hackman, Delroy Lindo, Danny DeVito, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay and Sam Rockwell in a surprisingly villanious role.
The only thing about the film that somebody may be put off by though, is the fact that the viewer doesn't have any idea what's going on until halfway through it. I really enjoyed it though!
I give this movie an 8 out of 10! Recommend it to all who like crime movies!
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