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2000s, Action, Drama - Crime, Uncategorized

Heist (2001)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story An original screenplay
Writer/s Script David Mamet
Director David Mamet
Starring Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Delroy Lindo, Sam Rockwell, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay
Elevator Pitch A very cool criminal gang pull off a complex jewel robbery but their fence refuses to pay them unless they undertake an even more dangerous and complex heist, with his nephew riding shotgun. They agree to do the job, but no-one trusts anyone else and nothing is quite what it seems.
Content Quite a bit of time carrying out the robberies, a lot of arguments in the planning stage and tension as they must avoid problems with the police. No sex, nudity, drugs or drinking but one assumes that the strong language made it a 15.
A View It’s David Mamet so you have to expect some twists and turns, and you get them with, I think, a varying degree of success, but it’s clever stuff anyway and worth a watch for nothing.

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