• Heist (2001)

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Heist

Release Date: November 9th, 2001

DVD Release Date: March 12th, 2002

R |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

Joe Moore (Gene Hackman) has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman (Danny DeVito) reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife (Rebecca Pidgeon) may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant (Sam Rockwell). Moore and his partner, Bobby Blane (Delroy Lindo) and their utility man, Pinky Pincus (Ricky Jay) find themselves broke, betrayed, and blackmailed. Moore is forced to commit his crew to do one last big job.

Cast: Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Delroy Lindo, Sam Rockwell, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay, Patti LuPone, Jim Frangione

Director: David Mamet

Genres: Thriller, Crime drama

Production Co: Franchise Pictures, Morgan Creek Productions, Indelible Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Wife, 2000s, Quest, Gritty, Pursuit, Deception, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    The ultimate challenge of making a first-rate caper movie is dishing up often-used ingredients with enough novel twists to make them seem familiar and fresh at the same time. Mamet soars over the hurdles with energy and imagination to spare. show more

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Mamet takes exactly those qualities that we most prize in genre movies -- characters, cleverness and high style -- and refines them to a high shine.

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The kind of caper movie that was made before special effects replaced wit, construction and intelligence. This movie is made out of fresh ingredients, not cake mix. Despite the twists of its plot, it is about its characters. show more

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