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Director Barry Levinson follows up the low-budget An Everlasting Piece (2000) with another comedy, this one of the homegrown variety from former Twin Peaks (1990) TV series writer Harley Peyton. Bruce Willis stars as suave bank robber Joe, who has escaped from prison with his hypochondriac buddy Terry (Billy Bob Thornton). Together, the two men have devised a clever scheme to take a bank officer hostage the night before a heist, then simply escort the executive to work early the next morning when they clean out the vault. Their ingenious methods have led to the men becoming media darlings dubbed "the Sleepover Bandits," but all Joe and Terry want is to make a nice pile of money before crossing the Mexican border to a life of freedom and legitimacy. Their quest gets more complicated when Terry is struck by a car driven by Kate Wheeler (Cate Blanchett), a bored housewife who's then forced to join their crime spree. Soon both Joe and Terry are in love with Kate and she with them, realizing that the two friends put together pretty much equal the perfect man. Bandits co-stars Troy Garity, son of actress [[Performer~P24098~Jane Fonda~janefonda]]. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:October 12, 2001

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Screen Actors Guild Cate Blanchett Best Supporting Actress 2001 Nominee
American Film Institute Cate Blanchett Best Supporting Actress 2001 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Cate Blanchett Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2001 Nominee
National Board of Review Billy Bob Thornton Best Actor 2001 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Billy Bob Thornton Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2001 Nominee

Cast

Bruce Willis
as Joe Blake
Billy Bob Thornton
as Terry Collins
Cate Blanchett
as Kate Wheeler
Troy Garity
as Harvey Pollard
Brian F. O'Byrne
as Darill Miller
Stacey Travis
as Cloe Miller
Bobby Slayton
as Darren Head
January Jones
as Claire
William Converse-Roberts
as Charles Wheeler
Richard Riehle
as Lawrence Fife
Peggy Miley
as Mildred Kronenberg
Micole Mercurio
as Sarah Fife
Azura Skye
as Cheri
Scott Burkholder
as Wildwood Policeman
Anthony Burch
as Phil
Sam Levinson
as Billy Saunders
Tallulah Belle Willis
as Erika Miller
John Evans
as Ralph
John Harrington Bland
as Flamingo Clerk
Cindy Goldfield
as Debbie Days
Heather Mathieson
as Debbie Days
Kim Bogus
as Bend Bank Teller
Rich Sickler
as Policeman
Michael Birnbaum
as Desk Sergeant
Joe Unitas
as Detective
Jennifer York
as LA Reporter
Alfred De Contreras
as Mexican Priest
Peter Weireter
as SWAT Commander
Kerry Kilbride
as Male Debater
Jane Velez-Mitchell
as Female Debater
Louis LeRay
as Band Member
Peter Hutchinson
as Band Member
Maya Rossi
as Band Member
Joan Palmateer
as Bank Teller
Giulio Magnolia
as Butler
Rose Aispuro
as Bank Hostage
Carrie Casano
as Bank Manager
Jaye K. Danford
as Alamo Bank Manager
Greg Wilmarth
as US Marshall

Crew

Barry Levinson
Director
Barry Levinson
Producer
David Hoberman
Producer
Michele Berk
Producer
Ashok Amritraj
Producer
Michael Birnbaum
Producer
Paula Weinstein
Producer
Arnold Rifkin
Producer
Harley Peyton
Screenwriter
Dante Spinotti
Cinematographer
Christopher Young
Composer (Music Score)
Stu Linder
Editor
Blair Daily
Editor
Victor Kempster
Production Designer
Dan Webster
Art Director
Freddie Glusman
Co-producer
Jim Andrino
Co-producer
Stephen Eads
Associate Producer
Lenny Vullo
Associate Producer
Harley Peyton
Executive Producer
Patrick McCormick
Executive Producer
David Willis
Executive Producer
Charisse Cardenas
Set Designer
Al Hobbs
Set Designer
Merideth Boswell
Set Designer
Kevin Cross
Set Designer
Gloria Gresham
Costume Designer
Christopher Scarabosio
Sound/Sound Designer
Aaron Barsky
First Assistant Director
Jay Smith
First Assistant Director
Josh McLaglen
First Assistant Director
Sandy DeCrescent
Consultant/advisor
Gary Jay
Camera Operator
Jacob Chambers
Stunts
Robin Bonaccorsi
Stunts
Russell Towery
Stunts
Ellen Chenoweth
Casting
Lenny Vullo
Production Manager
Blair Daily
Post Production Accountant
Jules Strasser
Boom Operator
Duane Manwiller
First Assistant Camera
Tom Johnson
Re-Recording Mixer
Michael Silvers
Supervising Sound Editor
Wendy Weidman
Casting Associate
Ginny Galloway
Transportation Coordinator
Larry Schalit
Dialogue Editor
Nikoletta Skarlatos
Makeup
Teresa Eckton
Sound Effects Director
Giulio Magnolia
Production Assistant
Andrea Gard
Foley Editor
Pete Anthony
Conductor
Lynne Eagan
Makeup
Allan Mason
Executive Music Producer
Jana Vance
Foley Artist
Emily Dunlap
Additional Casting
Will Dearborn
Camera Loader
Lora Hirschberg
Re-Recording Mixer
John Panzarella
Location Manager
Sean Mannion
Properties Master
Dan Berkowitz
Production Assistant
Joani Yarbrough
Hair Styles
Rich Sickler
Second Assistant Director
Brian Hamill
Still Photographer
Susan Sanford
Foley Editor
Jonathan Null
Dialogue Editor
Mark Figueroa
First Assistant Camera
Al Nelson
Sound Effects Director
Joel Sill
Executive Music Producer
Steven Wayne
Production Supervisor
Morag Ross
Makeup
Jason Joseph
First Assistant Editor
Cliff Fleming
Pilot
Marvin Salsberg
Construction Coordinator
Raymond Consing
Storyboard Artist
Tommy Samona
Leadman
Leslie Thorson
Assistant Location Manager
Spooky Stevens
Unit Publicist
Eric Layne
First Assistant Accountant
Dennie Thorpe
Foley Artist
Reginald Hendrix
Storyboard Artist
Judith Bouley
Additional Casting
Conrad Palmisano
Second Unit Director
Conrad Palmisano
Stunts Coordinator
Philip Hardage
Second Assistant Director
Craig Hosking
Pilot
Gerald Quist
Makeup
Shaun Roberts
Production Assistant
Kirk Steppe
Assistant Location Manager
Chad Hagaman
Assistant Properties
Joey Santana
Production Assistant
Albert Ramos
Dolly Grip
Erin Fite
Production Assistant
Nancy Hayes
Extra Casting
Shannon Rueger
Production Assistant
Richard Cartwright
Still Photographer
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