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How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It) (2007)

Caught in the middle of a bank robbery, a slacker and a bank employee become the ones who arbitrate the intense situation.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nick Stahl ... Jinx
Erika Christensen ... Jessica
Gavin Rossdale ... Simon
Terry Crews ... Officer DeGepse
David Carradine ... Nick
Leo Fitzpatrick ... Gunman
Adriano Aragon ... Fellow Officer
Britt Delano ... Key Witness
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Lerude ... SWAT Sniper #1 (credit only)
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Jinx has coasted through life oblivious to the world around him and without a care in the world. His life is thrown into a spin when he gets caught in the middle of a bank heist and is forced to arbitrate this intense situation between the thieves and the police. Written by Archlight Films

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 2007 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$109, 10 February 2008

Gross USA:

$1,006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,006
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nick Stahl and Leo Fitzpatrick previously appeared together in Bully (2001). See more »

Goofs

Jinx stops the roll of tape with the bottom of his right foot, but removes it from the bottom of his left foot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jason 'Jinx' Taylor: Life is stealing from you. Literally. Surcharge by surcharge. Convenience is bleeding you dry. Nickel by nickel. Chump change. That dime you don't even bother to bend over to pick up on the sidewalk is the same dime you get bent over for by all these services. You want to call 411, that'll cost fifty cents. You want to actually place that call, that'll be an additional forty-nine cents. That adds up to guys like you and me. On any given day, I have twenty dollars before pay day. ...
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References Columbo (1971) See more »

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Hungy Like the Wolf
Performed by Duran Duran
Courtesy of Capitol Records/EMI Music UK
By Arrangement with EMI Film and Television Music
Written by Nick Rhodes (as N. Bates), Simon Le Bon (as S. LeBon), Andy Taylor (as A. Taylor),
John Taylor (as J. Taylor), Roger Taylor (as R. Taylor)
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Poor writing
1 July 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Jinx (Nick Stahl) is locked in the bank vault with sarcastic Jessica (Erika Christensen) tied up. He's ranting about bank service charges but he only wants his $20. Then she receives a call from Simon (Gavin Rossdale). He's the bank robber and he wants his cohort Jessica to open the vault. Police officer DeGepse (Terry Crews) is outside wondering what's going on.

Stahl and Christensen tries a bit of quirky rom-com but that mostly fails. It's trying hard with few resulting laughs. Then there is the heist scheme. It makes very little sense. It seems more reasonable for Jinx to hold up in the vault which leads to the big problem with the ending. It makes even less sense than the original scheme. It's a movie that can't be dissected logically. I like the two leads and they keep this movie from completely crashing.


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