• Film ID:
  • 8600
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=118 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
THIEF (1981)
(VIOLENT STREETS)
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Excellent crime thriller with James Caan as a professional criminal who makes the mistake of joining up with murderous ganster Robert Prosky for a once-in-a-lifetime heist. The meticulous planning and execution of the robbery (using a burning ten-foot pole to penetrate the targeted vault) is superbly tense and entertaining, but the partners-in-crime begin to fall out when Prosky takes charge of the loot and "invests" it on Caan's behalf, inflaming him to embark on a lone revenge mission. Taut and brilliantly observed.
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