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Cut Throat City (film)

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Cut Throat City (film)

Cut Throat City is an upcoming American action drama heist film, directed by RZA, from a screenplay by Paul Cuschieri. It stars Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, T.I., Eiza González, Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Shameik Moore. Cast Terrence Howard Wesley Snipes T.I. Eiza González Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Miracle Shameik Moore as Blink Joel David Moore as Peter Felton Kat Graham as Demyra Rob Morgan as Courtney Keean Johnson Denzel Whitaker as Andre Isaiah Washington Sam Daly as O'Malley Ethan Hawke as Jackson Symms Production In December 2017, it was announced Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, T.I., Eiza González, Demetrius Shipp Jr. Shameik Moore, Joel David Moore, Kat Graham, Rob Morgan, Keean Johnson, Denzel Whitaker, Isiah Washington and Sam Daly had joined the cast of the film, with RZA directing from a screenplay by Paul Cuschieri, with Elliott Michael Smith, Michael Mendelson, William Clevinger, Kyle Tekiela, Sean Lydiard serving as producers under their Rumble Riot Pictures, Patriot Pi

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Hell or High Water (2016 film)

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Hell or High Water (2016 film)

Hell or High Water is a 2016 American neo-western heist film directed by David Mackenzie and written by Taylor Sheridan. The film follows two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) who carry out a series of bank robberies to save their family ranch, while being pursued by two Texas Rangers (Jeff Bridges and Gil Birmingham). The film premiered at the Un Certain Regard section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2016, and was theatrically released in the United States on August 12, 2016. It received critical acclaim and grossed $37 million.[3] The American Film Institute selected it as one of its ten Movies of the Year,[4] and it was nominated for numerous awards, including four Oscar nominations at the 89th Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Bridges), Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing.[5] It also received Golden Globe nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Bridges and Best Screenplay.[6] Plot In West Texas, divorced father Toby Howard (Chris Pine) and hi

Western (genre) action films

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The Window (1949 film)

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The Window (1949 film)

The Window is a 1949 American black-and-white suspense film noir, based on the short story "The Boy Cried Murder" (reprinted as "Fire Escape")[4] by Cornell Woolrich about a lying boy who suspects that his neighbors are killers. The film, which was a critical success, was produced by Frederic Ullman Jr. for $210,000 but earned much more, making it a box office hit for RKO Pictures. The film was directed by Ted Tetzlaff, who worked as a cinematographer on over 100 films, including another successful suspense film, Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious (1946). For his performance in this film, Bobby Driscoll was presented with a miniature Oscar statuette as the outstanding juvenile actor of 1949 at the 1950 Academy Awards ceremony. Plot Set and filmed on location in the tenement section of New York's Lower East Side, the film tells the story of a young boy, Tommy Woodry (Bobby Driscoll), who has a habit of crying wolf. Late one night, he climbs up the building fire escape and sees his two seemingly normal neighbors, M

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Best F(r)iends

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Best F(r)iends

Best F(r)iends is a 2017 American dark comedy[1] thriller film starring Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero. Written and produced by Sestero in two parts (Volume One and Volume Two), it marks the reunion of Wiseau and Sestero 15 years after making the cult classic The Room. The plot follows a homeless drifter in Los Angeles who begins working at a morgue, only to realize his boss is hiding a mysterious past. The film played at various festivals starting in September 2017, and in 2018 it was distributed theatrically in two volumes through Fathom Events. Best F(r)iends: Volume One received one screening each day on March 30 and April 2, 2018, and Volume Two received the same treatment on June 1 and 4. The film received generally mixed reviews, though some critics praised its use of Wiseau and believed it could appeal to fans of The Room. Plot Volume One In Los Angeles, a young and lonesome drifter, Jon Kortina, encounters an eccentric mortician named Harvey Lewis. Harvey takes in the homeless Jon, who is wearing

2010s black comedy films

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2 Fast 2 Furious

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2 Fast 2 Furious

2 Fast 2 Furious is a 2003 action adventure film directed by John Singleton and written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas. A standalone sequel to The Fast and the Furious (2001), it is the second installment in The Fast Saga franchise and stars Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, and James Remar. 2 Fast 2 Furious follows Brian O'Conner (Walker) and Roman Pearce (Gibson) who team up to go undercover for the U.S. Customs Service to bring down drug lord Carter Verone (Hauser) in exchange for the erasure of their criminal records. Plans for a The Fast and the Furious sequel were developed immediately following the box office success of the first entry.[3] Early treatments for a sequel initially featured the returns of both Vin Diesel and Walker, however, the former declined, instead opting to star in The Chronicles of Riddick (2004).[4] As a result of this, Universal Studios delayed the start of filming to allow for script rewrites, which subsequently allowed for the fra

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Fast & Furious (2009 film)

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Fast & Furious (2009 film)

Fast & Furious (alternatively known as Fast & Furious 4)[3] is a 2009 American-Japanese action adventure film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan. The fourth installment in The Fast Saga, it is a direct sequel to The Fast and the Furious (2001), and stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Ortiz and Laz Alonso. Fast & Furious follows Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent Brian O'Conner (Walker) and Dominic Toretto (Diesel) who are forced to work together to avenge the murder of Toretto's lover Letty Ortiz (Rodriguez) and apprehend drug lord Arturo Braga (Ortiz). Fast & Furious marked the first film in the series since the original installment, The Fast and the Furious, to feature the main cast.[4] As a result, this spawned a shift within the series' chronological order, with developers setting Fast & Furious between the second and third installments, to account for their absences.[5] Casting began in July 2007, after Universal Stu

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Fast & Furious 6

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Fast & Furious 6

Fast & Furious 6 (stylized onscreen as Furious 6[4]) is a 2013 American action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan. A sequel to 2011's Fast Five, it is the sixth installment in The Fast Saga franchise and stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker,  Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Sung Kang, Luke Evans, Gina Carano and John Ortiz. Fast & Furious 6 follows a professional criminal gang led by Dominic Toretto (Diesel), who are offered amnesty for their crimes by U.S. Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson), in exchange for helping him take down a skilled mercenary organization led by Owen Shaw (Evans), one member of which is Toretto's former lover Letty Ortiz (Rodriguez). After departing from the street racing theme of previous films in Fast Five to great commercial and critical success, developers approached Fast & Furious 6 with the aim to transform the franchise further, incorporating elements of spy and

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The Fast and the Furious (2001 film)

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The Fast and the Furious (2001 film)

The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 American crime action adventure film directed by Rob Cohen and written by Gary Scott Thompson and David Ayer. It is the first installment in The Fast Saga franchise and stars Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Rick Yune, Chad Lindberg, Johnny Strong, and Ted Levine. The Fast and the Furious follows Brian O'Conner (Walker), an undercover cop tasked with discovering the identities of a group of unknown automobile hijackers led by Dominic Toretto (Diesel). Development for The Fast and the Furious arose after Cohen read a Vibe magazine article in 1998 titled "Racer X", which detailed the illegal street racing circuit operating within New York City.[4] After contacting producer Neal H. Moritz, Moritz was able to present the script to Universal Studios, who greenlit The Fast and the Furious in 2000.[5] Walker was the first actor to sign onto the project, while Diesel initially had to be persuaded to participate in the film, accepting after proposing se

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No Man's Land (1987 film)

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No Man's Land (1987 film)

No Man's Land is a 1987 American crime film written by Dick Wolf directed by Peter Werner, and stars Charlie Sheen, D. B. Sweeney, and Randy Quaid. Plot When an undercover detective is shot dead while investigating a string of Porsche 911 thefts, Lieutenant Vincent Bracey assigns 22-year-old San Diego officer Benjamin "Benjy" Taylor to infiltrate a Porsche garage suspected to be a front for the grand theft auto scheme. Benjy is chosen because of his extensive mechanical knowledge of German cars and his rookie status, which dissuades others from suspecting that he is a cop. Bracey wants Benjy to obtain evidence that millionaire playboy Ted Varrick is the mastermind behind the thefts and the murder of the detective. Using the alias "Billy Ayles", Benjy moves to Los Angeles and gets a job at Technique Porsche as a mechanic. After Benjy fixes Ted's Porsche one night, the two men become close friends, and Benjy becomes romantically attached to Ted's sister Ann. Benjy also discovers the presence of a rival syndi

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Avengers: Endgame

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Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2012's The Avengers, 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, and 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, and the twenty-second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin. In the film, the surviving members of the Avengers and their allies attempt to reverse the damage caused by Thanos in Infinity War. The film was announced in October 2014 as Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2, but Marvel later removed this title. The Russo brothers joined as directo

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Man in the Vault

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Man in the Vault

Man in the Vault is a 1956 film noir about a locksmith, played by William Campbell, who is forced to help gangsters commit a robbery. The screenplay by Burt Kennedy was based on the novel The Lock and the Key by Frank Gruber. The film was the directorial debut of Andrew V. McLaglen. Plot The criminal Willis Trent wants to rob the safety deposit box of a crooked Los Angeles businessman, Paul De Camp. He has lawyer Earl Farraday smooth-talk the guy's girlfriend, the two-timing Flo Randall, into revealing the bank box's number. Now they need a locksmith. A henchman called Herbie is sent to find one. He settles on Tommy Dancer, who works in a bowling alley. Tommy is quickly smitten with Earl's girl Betty Turner but is a law-abiding citizen and rejects an offer of $5,000. Tommy falls for Betty, taking her to the Hollywood Bowl and learning she comes from a wealthy family. Tommy's attentions to her get him a beating from Louie, another big thug. He is told Betty's face will be disfigured if he refuses to cooper

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No Deposit, No Return

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No Deposit, No Return

No Deposit, No Return is a 1976 American family comedy film produced by Walt Disney Productions, released by Buena Vista Distribution, and directed by Norman Tokar. It was written by Arthur Alsberg and Don Nelson. It is the story of two children Tracy (Kim Richards, Escape to Witch Mountain), and Jay (Brad Savage, The Apple Dumpling Gang) who hold themselves for ransom, reluctantly aided by a couple of inept petty criminals, an expert safecracker (Duke) who somehow never manages to steal anything, and his bungling sidekick (Bert). The film takes influence from the O. Henry short stories "The Ransom of Red Chief" and "A Retrieved Reformation". Plot Siblings Tracy and Jay begin their Easter holidays with disappointment as they hear their mother, Carolyn, whom they had expected to pick them up from school, is instead in Hong Kong. Before she left, she made plans that the two children spend the vacation with their grandfather, Los Angeles billionaire J.W Osborne. Neither the children nor Osborne are enthused. O

1970s heist films

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The Old Man & the Gun

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The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun is a 2018 American biographical film written and directed by David Lowery, about Forrest Tucker, a career criminal and prison escape artist. The script is loosely based on David Grann's 2003 article in The New Yorker titled "The Old Man and the Gun", which was later collected in Grann's 2010 book The Devil and Sherlock Holmes. The film stars Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter, Tom Waits and Sissy Spacek. Redford announced his intent to retire from acting at age 82 in August 2018, after completion of the film;[4] it is his penultimate release, preceding Avengers: Endgame. The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on August 31, 2018, and was theatrically released in the United States on September 28, 2018, by Fox Searchlight Pictures. It received generally positive reviews from critics and, at the Golden Globe Awards, Redford was nominated for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Plot Career criminal Forrest Tucker, a wanted man

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Odds Against Tomorrow

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Odds Against Tomorrow

Odds Against Tomorrow is a 1959 film noir produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Harry Belafonte. He selected Abraham Polonsky to write the script, which is based on a novel of the same name by William P. McGivern. Blacklisted in those years, Polonsky had to use a front and John O. Killens was credited. Polonsky's screenwriting credit was restored in 1996 in his own name. Odds Against Tomorrow was the last time that Wise shot black-and-white film in the standard aspect ratio, a technique that gave his films a "gritty realism".[1] Plot David Burke (Ed Begley) is a former policeman who was ruined when he refused to cooperate with state crime investigators. He has asked Earl Slater (Robert Ryan), a hard-bitten, racist, ex-con, to help him rob an upstate bank, promising him $50,000 if the robbery is successful. Burke also recruits Johnny Ingram (Belafonte), a nightclub entertainer. He doesn't want the job but is addicted to gambling and is deeply in debt. Slater, who is supported by his girlfriend,

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No Good Deed (2002 film)

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No Good Deed (2002 film)

No Good Deed is a 2002 American crime thriller film directed by Bob Rafelson, his last feature film to date. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Stellan Skarsgård and Doug Hutchison. The screenplay by Christopher Cannan and Steve Barancik is based on the short story "The House in Turk Street" by Dashiell Hammett. The original music score is by Jeff Beal. It was entered into the 24th Moscow International Film Festival.[1] Plot Jack Friar is a police detective who, while doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager on Turk Street, stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery. Jack finds himself being held hostage while the criminals decide what to do with him, and the leader's beautiful girlfriend Erin is left alone to watch Jack. Erin, who is a master manipulator of the men in the gang, reveals another side to Jack – a melancholy romantic who could have been a classical cellist. She finds Jack's captivity an irresistible turn-on and he cannot figure out

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Three Kings (1999 film)

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Three Kings (1999 film)

Three Kings is a 1999 war comedy film written and directed by David O. Russell from a story by John Ridley. It stars George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, and Spike Jonze as four American soldiers on a gold heist that takes place during the 1991 uprisings in Iraq against Saddam Hussein following the end of the Gulf War. The film was released on October 1, 1999 in the United States. It received critical acclaim and was a box office success, grossing $107 million on its $48 million budget. Plot Following the end of the Persian Gulf War, U.S. soldiers are sent over to tie up loose ends. The soldiers are bored from the lack of action and throw parties at night. Major Archie Gates, a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier, is trading sex for stories with a journalist, Cathy Daitch, when he is interrupted by Adriana Cruz, the television reporter he is assigned to escort. While disarming and searching an Iraqi officer, U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant First Class Troy Barlow, his best friend Private First Class Conrad Vi

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Snow Job (film)

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Snow Job (film)

Snow Job is a 1972 American independent thriller film directed by George Englund and starring Jean-Claude Killy, Danièle Gaubert, and Cliff Potts.[1] Premise A skiing instructor in the Italian Alps robs the winter resort where he works with the help of a down on his luck ski racer. Cast Jean-Claude Killy: Christian Biton Danièle Gaubert: Monica Scotti Cliff Potts: Bob Skinner Vittorio De Sica: Enrico Dolphi Delia Boccardo: Lorraine Borman Lelio Luttazzi: Bank Manager Umberto D'Orsi: Vito Giancarlo Prete: Donato Gigi Ballista See also List of American films of 1972 References Greenspun, Roger (February 3, 1972). "Snow Job (1972) Alpine Caper". The New York Times. External links Snow Job on IMDb

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Reindeer Games

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Reindeer Games

Reindeer Games (alternatively titled Deception)[1] is a 2000 American action crime thriller film directed by John Frankenheimer and written by Ehren Kruger. It stars Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron, Dennis Farina, James Frain, Donal Logue, Danny Trejo, and Clarence Williams III. Reindeer Games was released by Miramax Films on February 25, 2000. It received generally negative critical reception and was a box office failure, grossing $32 million against a budget of $42 million. It was Frankenheimer's last theatrical film. Plot Nick Cassidy and Rudy Duncan are cellmates in prison two days away from release. Nick has been corresponding with a young woman named Ashley Mercer, who is waiting for him on the outside. After Nick dies in a prison fight, Rudy assumes his identity so that Ashley will think he is the one who has been writing to her. Gabriel, the leader of a gang and Ashley’s brother, kidnaps Rudy and Ashley in their cabin and tells Rudy that the gang, with the help of "Nick", will rob the cas

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Plunder Road

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Plunder Road

Plunder Road is a 1957 American crime film noir directed by Hubert Cornfield, starring Gene Raymond, Jeanne Cooper and Wayne Morris.[1][2][3] Plot Five men carry out an elaborate plan to rob a gold shipment from a San Francisco-bound US mint train. To throw the police off the track, they split up and drive off in three different directions. Two of the gang's gold-laden trucks are captured by the police, but the third makes it all the way to Los Angeles, where Eddie (Raymond) melts down the gold and disguises it as fittings for his luxury car. On the verge of getting away, he is involved in a freeway accident. Cast Gene Raymond as Eddie Jeanne Cooper as Fran Wayne Morris as Commando Elisha Cook Jr. as Skeets Stafford Repp as Roly Adams Steven Ritch as Frankie Nora Hayden as Hazel Harry Tyler as Ernie Beach Charles J. Conrad as Trooper Michael Fox as Smog Officer / Narrator Production The film was known as The Violent Road and filming started July 15 at the Kling Studios.[4][5] See a

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Family Business (1989 film)

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Family Business (1989 film)

Family Business is a 1989 American comedy-drama heist film directed by Sidney Lumet with a screenplay by Vincent Patrick, based on his novel. It stars Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman and Matthew Broderick. Plot Jessie McMullen (Sean Connery) is a Scots-Irish American widower who emigrated with his Sicilian wife to New York in 1946. A lovable rogue, incorrigible womaniser and tough guy, Jessie is proud of his criminal past and lifestyle. He raised son Vito (Dustin Hoffman) to follow in his footsteps, but Vito went straight at 21 when his son Adam was born. Vito now runs a thriving wholesale Twelfth Avenue meat-packing warehouse and has left his criminal life behind. Ashamed of his family's past, Vito married his working-class Jewish sweetheart and has tried set a good example for their son, which in his mind means keeping Adam (Matthew Broderick) away from his criminally minded yet charming grandfather. Little does Vito understand that this strategy has backfired; the mystery surrounding Jessie, coupled with h

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Killer Force

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Killer Force

Killer Force, also known as The Diamond Mercenaries, is a 1976 thriller film directed by Val Guest and starring Telly Savalas, Peter Fonda and Christopher Lee.[1] It was a co-production between the Republic of Ireland, Switzerland and the United States and was filmed primarily in South Africa. Its plot is about a gang of criminals who plan a major robbery of a diamond mine. Plot Head of security Harry Webb fears that a diamond theft is about to take place at the company's major mining complex in the desert. He quickly manages to become very unpopular, particularly with Claire Chambers, a celebrated cover girl and daughter of the mine administrator. She is visiting the man she loves, Mike Bradley, who is responsible for security at the mine. Nelson, the mine administrator, gives Bradley a curious mission -- to steal a diamond. He wants to implicate Bradley in order to bring him into contact with a certain Lewis who is preparing to rob the mine with the aid of a group of mercenaries and a local accessory kno

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Triple Frontier (film)

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Triple Frontier (film)

Triple Frontier is a 2019 American action-adventure film directed by J. C. Chandor, with a screenplay by Chandor and Mark Boal, from a story by Boal. The film stars Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal as a group of former U.S. Army Delta Force soldiers who reunite to plan a heist job of a South American crime lord. The film was released by Netflix in select theaters on March 6, 2019, before its worldwide streaming release on March 13, 2019. Plot Santiago "Pope" Garcia works as a private military adviser in Colombia combating drug crime. During his time there, an informant named Yovanna asks for his help with smuggling her and her brother out of the country in exchange for information on the whereabouts of a drug lord named Lorea. Yovanna informs Pope that Lorea lives in a safe house in the jungle along with all his cash. Pope returns to the States to recruit his old Delta Force friends for one last mission: to seize the money for themselves under the pretense of work

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The Thief Who Came to Dinner

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The Thief Who Came to Dinner

The Thief Who Came to Dinner is a 1973 American comedy film directed by Bud Yorkin. Based on the novel by Terrence Lore Smith, the film stars Ryan O'Neal and Jacqueline Bisset, with Charles Cioffi, Warren Oates, and in an early appearance, Jill Clayburgh. Plot Webster McGee (Ryan O'Neal) is a computer programmer who abruptly quits his job and adopts a life of crime as a jewel thief in Houston, Texas. For his first job he robs rich businessman Henderling (Charles Cioffi), stealing from him not only money, but also files with information that could destroy Henderling's career. McGee uses them to blackmail him but instead of money he asks for introduction into high society—aiming to find a way to rob other rich houses. He soon meets Laura (Jacqueline Bisset) at a society function hosted by Henderling. She falls in love with McGee and then helps him to burglarize several friends of Henderling. Texas Mutual Insurance investigator Dave Reilly (Warren Oates) is intent on identifying Webster as the jewel thief,

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Twilight's Last Gleaming

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Twilight's Last Gleaming

Twilight's Last Gleaming is a 1977 thriller film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Burt Lancaster and Richard Widmark. The film was a West German/American co-production, shot mainly at the Bavaria studios. Loosely based on a 1971 novel, Viper Three by Walter Wager, it tells the story of Lawrence Dell, a renegade USAF general who escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo in Montana, threatening to launch the missiles and start World War III unless the President reveals a top secret document to the American people about the Vietnam War. A split screen technique is used at several points in the movie to give the audience insight into the simultaneously occurring strands of the storyline. The film's title, which functions on several levels, is taken from "The Star-Spangled Banner", the national anthem of the United States: O say can you see, by the dawn's early light, / What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Plot After escaping from a military prison, rogue Air Force

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The Unholy Garden

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The Unholy Garden

The Unholy Garden is a 1931 American pre-Code drama film directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring Ronald Colman and Fay Wray. It was based on a story by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.[1][2] Plot Suave English thief Barrington Hunt (Ronald Colman) rendezvous with his uncouth American accomplice, Smiley Corbin (Warren Hymer), at a rundown hotel in the Sahara Desert beyond the reach of French authority. Hunt is annoyed to learn that Smiley, who has a weakness for women, lost the proceeds from the latest robbery when he met a "dame". Hunt soon finds a new target for his larceny in the aged, blind Baron de Jonghe (Tully Marshall), a longtime hotel resident with an unsuspected cache of stolen money. He sets out to determine its hiding place by romancing Camille (Fay Wray), de Jonghe's attentive, inexperienced relative. When Smiley falls for Eliza Mowbray (Estelle Taylor), however, he blabs to her his boss's plan. Soon, every one of the motley assortment of fugitive criminals and murderers who inhabit the ho

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Seven Thieves

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Seven Thieves

Seven Thieves is a 1960 American film noir heist crime drama film shot in CinemaScope. It stars Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger, Joan Collins and Eli Wallach. Directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Sydney Boehm, it was adapted for the screen by Sydney Boehm, based on the 1959 novel The Lions At The Kill by Max Catto.[2] Technical advisor was Candy Barr, who, as choreographer, taught dance routines to Collins. Seven Thieves received an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design Black-and-White (Bill Thomas). Synopsis A discredited expatriate American professor, Theo Wilkins (Edward G. Robinson), has called on a young protégé and sophisticated thief, Paul Mason (Rod Steiger), to come over from the US to the south of France and help him pull off one final heist. He has masterminded a caper to steal $4,000,000 in French francs from the underground vault of the casino of Monte Carlo, Monaco. Wilkins has recruited a team of thieves – including Melanie (Joan Collins), an exotic dancer – but he needs so

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Going Crooked

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Going Crooked

Going Crooked is a 1926 American silent crime film produced and distributed by the Fox Film Corporation. It was directed by George Melford and stars Bessie Love. The film is preserved at the Museum of Modern Art, the George Eastman House, and the Bibliothèque nationale de France.[7][8] Plot Mordaunt (von Seyffertitz) and his gang use Marie (Love) as an unwitting accomplice in the theft of the acclaimed Rajah diamond. During the heist, a man is killed, and innocent Rogers (Fenton) is later sentenced to death for the murder. Marie works with District Attorney Banning (Shaw) to get Mordaunt to confess, just in time to save Rogers from the electric chair. Marie and Shaw are married.[5][9][10] Cast Bessie Love as Marie Farley Oscar Shaw as Banning Gustav von Seyffertitz as Mordaunt Edgar Kennedy (as Ed Kennedy) as Detective Leslie Fenton as Rogers Lydia Knott as Mother Bernard Siegel as Crook Evelyn Selbie Production For authenticity, some scenes were filmed on Ferguson Alley in Chinatown

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The Misfits (upcoming film)

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The Misfits (upcoming film)

The Misfits is an upcoming action-heist film directed by Renny Harlin, the film stars Pierce Brosnan as the lead, along with Tim Roth, Nick Cannon, Jamie Chung, Rami Jaber, and Hermione Corfield. Plot Set in the Middle East, the film follows a master criminal Richard Pace (Pierce Brosnan) who finds himself caught up in a major gold heist with implications that go far beyond what he could have possibly planned for. Cast Pierce Brosnan as Richard Pace Tim Roth as Schultz Jamie Chung as Violet Hermione Corfield as Hope Nick Cannon as Ringo Rami Jaber as The Prince Mike Angelo as Wick Qais Qandil as Jason Quick Production "We are extremely excited to have him [Brosnan] on board," said Harlin, the film's director. "Pierce and I have been friends for many years and have been looking for a project to collaborate on for some time. I could not have hoped for a better actor to play our lead".[1][2] The project was first announced on 12 February 2019 at the Berlin International Film Festival's Europ

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Scorched (2003 film)

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Scorched (2003 film)

Scorched is a 2003 independent criminal comedy film directed by Gavin Grazer, starring Alicia Silverstone, Rachael Leigh Cook, Woody Harrelson and John Cleese. Scorched follows the story of several disgruntled bank employees who all try to rob the same bank on the same night without knowing that others are doing exactly the same thing. The film had a very poor financial performance at the box office. From the initial budget of US $7 million, Scorched earned back only $8,000 at the end of its theatrical run. It was pulled from its theatrical run after just one weekend in the theaters where it managed to earn a meager $666 per theater. Plot Sheila Rilo (Silverstone) is a bank teller at Desert Savings Bank in a small desert town. Her boyfriend is Rick Becker (Joshua Leonard), the bank manager who was informed by his superiors that he would be fired if the bank's ATMs were to be robbed just one more time. Sheila and Rick have spent several years in an on-again off-again relationship, in which he uses her betwe

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The Trust (2016 film)

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The Trust (2016 film)

The Trust is a 2016 American black comedy film directed by Alex Brewer and Ben Brewer and written by Ben Brewer and Adam Hirsch. The film stars Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood, Sky Ferreira, Jerry Lewis, Kevin Weisman and Steven Williams. The film was released on DirecTV on April 14, 2016, before being released on video on demand and in theaters on May 13, 2016, by Saban Films. Although Max Rose was released after The Trust, this film marks the last role that Jerry Lewis filmed before his death in 2017. Plot Young police Sergeant David Waters and his older boss/friend Lieutenant Jim Stone both work in the Evidence Management unit of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Disillusioned and bored with their jobs, they also find it hard to make ends meet financially. Whilst looking through case files, Jim comes across a mysterious case: a low level drug dealer who has access to large amounts of money, as indicated by his bail receipt, which was paid for with $200,000 in a cashier's check. Using his vacation

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The Burnt Orange Heresy

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The Burnt Orange Heresy

The Burnt Orange Heresy is an Italian-American drama thriller film directed by Giuseppe Capotondi and with a screenplay by Scott Smith. It is based on the book of same name by Charles Willeford. The film stars Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Mick Jagger, and Donald Sutherland. It was selected as the closing film at the 76th Venice International Film Festival. It is scheduled to be released on March 6, 2020, by Sony Pictures Classics. Cast Claes Bang as James Figueras Elizabeth Debicki as Berenice Hollis Mick Jagger as Joseph Cassidy Donald Sutherland as Jerome Debney Alessandro Fabrizi as Rodolfo Production In February 2018, Elizabeth Debicki and Christopher Walken were cast in the film adaptation of Charles Willeford's book The Burnt Orange Heresy, to play Berenice Hollis and an artist Jerome Debney, respectively.[1] In April 2018, Claes Bang joined the film to play the lead role of James Figueras, a fiercely ambitious art critic and thief.[2] In early September 2018, Mick Jagger was cast to p

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Taxi (2004 film)

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Taxi (2004 film)

Taxi is a 2004 action comedy film directed by Tim Story and starring Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon, Gisele Bündchen, Jennifer Esposito, and Ann-Margret. It is a remake of the 1998 French film of the same name. An incompetent New York police officer is banned from driving and comes to rely on a talented taxi driver to help him solve a series of bank robberies. The film was panned by critics. Plot Belle Williams is a talented driver and auto mechanic who dreams of driving in NASCAR. She celebrates her last shift as a bicycle courier after earning her taxi license and beating the shop's record with a new delivery record of 13 minutes and 54 seconds. Although in a happy relationship, she occasionally neglects her boyfriend Jesse and has bestowed much love on her custom-built 1999 Ford Crown Victoria taxicab over the past five years. She skips her dinner date, to install a supercharger that was given to her as a present for her last day. Her first customer offers her a $100 tip if she can make it to JFK Airport in

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Getaway (2013 film)

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Getaway (2013 film)

Getaway is a 2013 American action thriller film starring Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez and Jon Voight. Directed by Courtney Solomon and written by Gregg Maxwell Parker and Sean Finegan, the film is distributed by Warner Bros., the last Dark Castle Entertainment film to be released by Warner Bros., as Universal Studios took Dark Castle over in 2013. Though originally reported to be a remake of the 1972 film The Getaway, the film is actually an original story.[2] This is the first film directed by Solomon in eight years, with his last being 2005's An American Haunting. The film was panned by the critics and was a box office bomb grossing mere $11.8 million against its $18 million budget. Plot Washed up former race driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) arrives home to find his house ransacked and his wife, Leanne, missing. He then receives a phone call from a mysterious man known only as The Voice (Jon Voight), who reveals himself as the kidnapper of Magna's wife. The man tells Magna that he must follow a set of instru

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Swordfish (film)

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Swordfish (film)

Swordfish is a 2001 American crime thriller film directed by Dominic Sena and starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Vinnie Jones and Sam Shepard. The film centers on Stanley Jobson, an ex-con and computer hacker who is targeted for recruitment into a bank robbery conspiracy because of his formidable hacking skills. Swordfish was a slight box office success but was negatively received by critics upon release, although it has garnered somewhat of a cult following. Plot Stanley Jobson (Hugh Jackman) is a cyber-hacker who has become notorious for infecting the FBI's Carnivore program with a computer virus. Stanley's parole forbids him from accessing the internet and computers while his ex-wife Melissa, an alcoholic and part-time porn star, has issued a restraining order against him. This also prevents him from seeing his only daughter Holly. Ginger Knowles (Halle Berry), Stanley's new girlfriend, persuades him to work for Gabriel Shear (John Travolta), who threatens him into cracking

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Treasure of the Four Crowns

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Treasure of the Four Crowns

Treasure of the Four Crowns is a 1983 action adventure film directed by Ferdinando Baldi and starring Tony Anthony, Ana Obregón, Gene Quintano, and Francisco Rabal.[1] Anthony and Quintano also served as producers and screenwriters.[2] The musical score was composed by Ennio Morricone. It was an international American-Italian-Spanish co-production between American company Filmways and Lupo-Anthony-Quintano Productions, an independent production and financing company co-founded by stars Anthony and Quintano. It is a spiritual successor to the 1981 film Comin' at Ya!, also directed by Baldi and starring Anthony and Quintano. Like its predecessor, the film was shot in 3-D and was part of the brief 3-D revival in the early 1980s.[3] Treasure of the Four Crowns was released on January 21, 1983 in the U.S. by Cannon Films, Inc., and was criticized as being overly derivative of Raiders of the Lost Ark, most particularly the scene in which the main character runs away from a flaming boulder.[4] Despite the negative

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Spanish Judges

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Spanish Judges

Spanish Judges is 1999 direct-to-video crime drama film directed by Oz Scott and starring Matthew Lillard and Vincent D'Onofrio. In Australia, the film was released under the title Ruthless Behaviour. Plot Jack (Lillard) is a con artist who sets out to enlist a couple to help him with a scam. Jack eventually meets up with two petty criminals, Max (D'onofrio) and Jamie (Valeria Golino). Max is a small-time thief with high aspirations and low self-esteem, while Max's hot-tempered girlfriend Jamie collects poisons. After a game of cat and mouse, the couple agree to help with Jack in exchange for a piece of the action. Jack's scam involves recovering mysterious stolen merchandise, known as the Spanish Judges, and a briefcase containing a million dollars. With a buyer all lined up, Max and Jamie enlist their friend Piece (Mark Boone Junior), along with his girlfriend Mars Girl (Tamara Mello) for extra help. As the situation explodes, allegiances are tested and the slippery nature of the truth is finally revealed

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The Split (film)

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The Split (film)

The Split is a 1968 American neo-noir[1] crime drama film directed by Gordon Flemyng and written by Robert Sabaroff based upon the Parker novel The Seventh by Richard Stark (a pseudonym of Donald E. Westlake). The film stars Jim Brown, along with Diahann Carroll, Julie Harris, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Klugman, Warren Oates, Donald Sutherland and Gene Hackman. The music is by Quincy Jones. It is notable for being the first film with an R rating. Plot summary Thieves fall out when more than a half-million dollars goes missing after the daring and carefully planned robbery of the Los Angeles Coliseum during a football game, each one accusing the other of having the money. The heist has been masterminded by a man named McClain and his partner, Gladys. In choosing their accomplices carefully, McClain challenges getaway driver Harry Kifka to a race, picks a fight with thug Bert Clinger, imprisons electrical expert Marty Gough in an wire-controlled vault to watch him fashion an escape, and has a shooting match with

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The Big Heist

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The Big Heist

The Big Heist is a Canadian-American TV movie which first aired in 2001, on the A&E Television Networks. Plot Based on the 1986 book The Heist: How a Gang Stole $8,000,000 at Kennedy Airport and Lived to Regret It,[1] the film tells the story about the 1978 Lufthansa Heist. Cast Donald Sutherland as Jimmy Burke John Heard as Richard Woods Jamie Harris as Frankie Burke Janet Kidder as Maria Nick Sandow as Henry Hill Michael P. Moran as Louis the Whale, inspired by Louis Cafora Joe Pingue as Marty Krugman Bo Rucker as Parnell "Stacks" Edwards Rocco Sisto as Tommy DeSimone Robert Morelli as Angelo Sepe Joe Maruzzo as Paolo Falcone, inspired by Paolo LiCastri Gino Marrocco as Paulie Vario Sam Coppola as Paul Castellano Steven Randazzo as John Gotti Craig Eldridge as Agent Billings Production Similar projects The heist was also the subject of the much better-known 1990 film Goodfellas, directed by Martin Scorsese, and of the 1991 made-for-television film, The 10 Mi

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Sneakers (1992 film)

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Sneakers (1992 film)

Sneakers is a 1992 American comedy caper film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, written by Robinson, Walter Parkes, and Lawrence Lasker, and starring Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley, Mary McDonnell, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier and David Strathairn; the film was released by Universal Pictures. Plot In 1969, students Martin Brice and Cosmo are sneakers who hack into computer networks using university equipment, to redistribute conservative funds to various liberal causes. The police burst in and arrest Cosmo while Martin is out getting pizza, and Martin becomes a fugitive. In the present day, Martin, now called Martin Bishop, is running a team of security specialists in San Francisco undertaking penetration testing, including Donald Crease, a former CIA officer and family man; Darren "Mother" Roskow, a conspiracy theorist and electronics technician; Carl Arbogast, a young hacking genius; and Irwin "Whistler" Emery, a blind phone phreak. After breaking into a bank and exposing their weaknesses, Ma

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Army of the Dead (film)

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Army of the Dead (film)

Army of the Dead is an upcoming American action horror heist film directed by Zack Snyder, with a screenplay co-written with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold, based on a story by Snyder. The film stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Chris D’Elia and Huma Qureshi. The film will be released on Netflix. Premise A group of mercenaries plot a heist on a Las Vegas casino during a zombie outbreak. Cast Dave Bautista as Scott Ella Purnell as Kate Ana de la Reguera as Cruz Garret Dillahunt as Frank Peters Raúl Castillo as Mikey Guzman Omari Hardwick as Vanderohe Chris D'Elia Nora Arnezeder Matthias Schweighöfer as Ludwig Dieter Samantha Win as Chambers Theo Rossi Huma Qureshi Hiroyuki Sanada as Hunter Bly Rich Cetrone Production The film was initially announced planned as a sequel to the 2004 film Dawn of the Dead with Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Entertainment and was to be directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr..[1] In January 2019, it was announced that Ne

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Lassiter (film)

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Lassiter (film)

Lassiter (also known as The Magnificent Thief) is a 1984 American heist spy film starring Tom Selleck and Jane Seymour. The movie was made to cash in on Selleck's popularity as the character Thomas Magnum in the television show Magnum, P.I., but it failed to return its budget at the box-office on release. The Magnum, P.I. connection is perhaps most clearly seen by the movie poster tagline: The Magnum Man Hits the Big Screen with a Vengeance. Plot Nick Lassiter (Tom Selleck) is a gentleman jewel thief in 1939 London, England. He is arrested by the police after breaking into a London mansion and, after being a member of a phony lineup in which he is positively identified by a law enforcement plant, British law enforcement and the FBI blackmail Lassiter to break into the German Embassy and steal $10 million in Nazi diamonds from a German spy (Lauren Hutton), but first he must locate their hiding place. The gems are en route to South America and will be sold to help finance Hitler's military buildup. Cast T

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Ocean's Thirteen

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Ocean's Thirteen

Ocean's Thirteen (also written as Ocean's 13) is a 2007 American heist film directed by Steven Soderbergh. It is the third and final film in the Ocean's Trilogy,[2] following 2004's Ocean's Twelve. All the male cast members reprise their roles from the previous installments, but neither Julia Roberts nor Catherine Zeta-Jones returns. Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin join the cast as the characters' new targets. Filming began in July 2006 in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, based on a script by Brian Koppelman and David Levien.[3] The film was screened as an Out of Competition presentation at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival,[4] and was released on June 8, 2007 in the United States.[5] The film was well-received and grossed $311 million worldwide, making it the sixteenth highest-grossing film of 2007.[6] Plot Reuben Tishkoff invests in building a massive new hotel-casino on the Las Vegas strip; however, against advice from his friend and erstwhile criminal partner, Danny Ocean, he involves himself with wealthy investor Wi

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Dragged Across Concrete

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Dragged Across Concrete

Dragged Across Concrete is a 2018 American neo-noir action thriller film written and directed by S. Craig Zahler. The film features an ensemble cast including Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White, Jennifer Carpenter, Laurie Holden, Fred Melamed, Udo Kier, Thomas Kretschmann, and Don Johnson. It premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on September 3, 2018,[5] and received a limited theatrical and video-on-demand simultaneous release from Summit Entertainment on March 22, 2019.[6] Plot In the city of Bulwark, recent parolee Henry returns home, interrupting his mother with a customer. Chastising her for turning to prostitution, Henry reunites with his younger brother Ethan. Three weeks later, police detectives Brett Ridgeman and Anthony Lurasetti raid the home of Vasquez, a known drug dealer. Ridgeman is unnecessarily rough with the suspect, and coerces Vasquez’s girlfriend into revealing a duffel bag of money and narcotics. The bust is a success, but the detectives are c

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The Great Ice Rip-Off

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The Great Ice Rip-Off

The Great Ice Rip-Off is a 1974 American television movie directed by Dan Curtis. It premiered on ABC as the ABC Movie of the Week on November 6, 1974.[1] Synopsis The Great Ice Rip-Off a comedic heist film about a group of diamond thieves who use a bus headed from Seattle to San Diego for their getaway.[1][2] Primary cast Lee J. Cobb as Willy Calso Gig Young as Harkey Rollins Matt Clark as Georgie Grayson Hall as Helen Calso Robert Walden as Checker Geoffrey Lewis as Archie Hank Garrett as Sam Production The working title for the film was A Break in the Ice.[3] Critical response Variety reviewed the film as having "enough sharp corners to keep viewers alert, and Curtis' eye for human foibles manages to get laughs. Curtis picks up credit for being able to derive amusement from a caper film after the onslaught of the genre in recent years."[1] References Thompson, Jeff. The Television Horrors of Dan Curtis, p. 25 (2009) Jaimson, R.J. Grayson Hall: A Hard Act to Follow, p. 175-76

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Cherry (upcoming film)

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Cherry (upcoming film)

Cherry is an upcoming American crime drama film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo with a written screenplay by Jessica Goldberg and Angela Russo-Otstot. It is based on the novel of the same name by Nico Walker. The film stars Tom Holland in the lead role, along with a supporting cast that includes Ciara Bravo, Bill Skarsgård and Jack Reynor. Premise An Army medic named Nico Walker (Holland) who has returned from Iraq dealing with an opioid addiction and posttraumatic stress disorder begins robbing banks. Cast Tom Holland as Nico Walker Ciara Bravo as Emily Bill Skarsgård Jack Reynor as Roy Forrest Goodluck Jeff Wahlberg Michael Gandolfini Kyle Harvey Pooch Hall Thomas Lennon as Father Whomever Kelli Berglund as Madison Kowalski Jose Pablo Cantillo as Drill Sgt. Deco Production Anthony and Joe Russo's production company AGBO purchased the film rights to the novel in August 2018, beating out offers from Warner Bros., which would've had James Franco directing, and Sony,[2][3] with the R

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Whiffs

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Whiffs

Whiffs is a 1975 comedy film directed by Ted Post and starring Elliott Gould, Eddie Albert, Harry Guardino, Godfrey Cambridge, and Jennifer O'Neill. It was produced by Brut Productions and released theatrically in the U.S. by 20th Century Fox. The film was released in the UK as C.A.S.H.[1] Premise A gullible military private volunteers to be the subject of numerous military biological and chemical weaponry experiments, and later robs banks as a result.[2] Cast Elliott Gould as Dudley Frapper Eddie Albert as Colonel Lockyer Harry Guardino as Chops Mulligan Godfrey Cambridge as Dusty Jennifer O'Neill as Lt. Scottie Hallam Don "Red" Barry as Sgt. Post James Brown as State Trooper Richard Masur as Lockyer's Aide Howard Hesseman as Dr. Gopian Jack Colley performing the stunt piloting maneuvers Production Development The film was made by Brut Productions, a short lived film production company that was an off-shoot of Faberge Cosmetics under George Barrie. Their early films included Night

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Femme Fatale (2002 film)

Femme Fatale is a 2002 erotic thriller film written and directed by Brian De Palma. The film stars Antonio Banderas and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos. It was screened out of competition at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.[2] Warner Bros. has included the film in the catalogue of Warner Archive Collection.[3] Plot Mercenary thief Laure Ash (Rebecca Romijn) participates in a diamond heist in Cannes. The plan is for Laure to steal valuable diamonds from the ensemble of a female attendant named Veronica (Rie Rasmussen) while in the middle of seducing her, during which her accomplices "Black Tie" (Eriq Ebouaney) and Racine (Édouard Montrouge) provide various support. However, Laure instead double-crosses her accomplices and escapes to Paris with the diamonds. In Paris, a series of events causes Laure to be mistaken for her own doppelgänger, a missing Parisian woman named "Lily" (also portrayed by Romijn) who had recently disappeared. While Laure luxuriates in a tub in Lily's home, the real Lily returns and commits suicid

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Army of the Dead

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Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead is an upcoming American thriller film directed by Zack Snyder, with a screenplay co-written with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold, based on a story by Snyder. The film stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Chris D'Elia and Huma Qureshi. The film will be released on Netflix. Premise A group of mercenaries plot a heist on a Las Vegas casino during a zombie outbreak. Cast Dave Bautista as Scott Ward Ella Purnell as Kate Ward Ana de la Reguera as Cruz Garret Dillahunt as Frank Peters Raúl Castillo as Mikey Guzman Omari Hardwick as Vanderohe Chris D'Elia as Martin Nora Arnezeder as Lily (The Coyote) Matthias Schweighöfer as Ludwig Dieter Samantha Win as Chambers Theo Rossi as Burt Cummings Huma Qureshi as Geeta Hiroyuki Sanada as Hunter Bly Rich Cetrone Chelsea Edmundson as Misty Hillman Steve Corona as Mr. Hillman Production The film was initially announced and planned as a sequel to the 2004 film Dawn of the Dead with Universal Studios a

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Birds of Prey (2020 film)

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)[a] is a 2020 American superhero film based on the DC Comics team Birds of Prey. It is the eighth film in the DC Extended Universe, and a follow-up to Suicide Squad (2016). It was directed by Cathy Yan and written by Christina Hodson, and stars Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco, Ali Wong, and Ewan McGregor. The film follows Harley Quinn as she joins forces with Helena Bertinelli, Dinah Lance, and Renee Montoya to save Cassandra Cain from Gotham City crime lord Black Mask. Robbie, who also served as producer, pitched the idea for Birds of Prey to Warner Bros. in 2015. The film was announced in May 2016, with Hodson being hired to write the script that November, followed by Yan signing on to direct in April 2018. The majority of the cast and crew were confirmed by December 2018. Principal photography lasted from January to April 2019 in Downtown Los Angeles, parts of the Ar

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