Plot & Details
A group of likable losers try to pull of what by their standards seems like a major heist in this offbeat crime comedy, loosely based on the classic Italian caper comedy I Soliti Ignoti. A group of sad sacks living in a rundown neighborhood in Cleveland all have one thing in common -- they need money, and aren't especially fussy about how they get it. Riley (William H. Macy) is a guy whose wife has been sent to jail, leaving him to look after their baby, when she's unable to pay a fine. Pero (Sam Rockwell) is in love with a beautiful girl (Jennifer Esposito) who has a roving eye, and he's convinced that a bigger bankroll would help him win her heart. Leon (Isaiah Washington) is a hipster who wants to keep his sister, Michelle (Gabrielle Union), out of trouble. Basil (Andrew Davoli) is a guy with bad luck, and eyes for Michelle. And Toto (Michael Jeter) is a small-time crook looking for something to do -- if it's profitable, all the better. Someone gets the bright idea that a robbery might be the answer to everyone's problems, and with the help of Jerzy (George Clooney), a safe-cracker confined to a wheelchair, they set out to find the right target. Welcome to Collinwood was the first feature film from the writing and directing team of Anthony Russo and Joe Russo; filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and co-star George Clooney served as producers.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy,Action
- Run Time: 86min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 10/04/2002
- DVD Release Date: 03/18/2003
- Distributor(s): Warner Bros.
- Director(s): Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
- Starring: Luis Guzman , Michael Jeter , Patricia Clarkson , Andrew Davoli , Isaiah Washington
- Themes: Nothing Goes Right,Bank Robbery,Faltering Friendships,Crime Gone Awry,Dishonor Among Thieves
- Tone: Light,Madcap,Silly,Whimsical,Witty
- Keywords: bank-robbery, con/scam, debt, heist, safecracker, small-time, wheelchair
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (10-04-2002)
- Language: English