8 Great ... Comedic Heist Movies

Oct 31, 2011 Comments

Audiences remember this bawdy comedy for the many scenes where Billy Bob Thornton curses at children and/or loses control of his bodily functions, but don’t forget that it’s also a caper movie — Thornton’s Willie Stokes and his little-person pal Marcus (Tony Cox) get hired every year as Santa and elf at a different mall so that when all the customers leave on December 24, safecracker Willie can steal money from the department store while Marcus and his wife ransack the consumer goodies. The job gets complicated when Willie’s drinking interferes with his knob-turning fingers, and even more so when a store manager (Bernie Mac) figures out what they’re up to and demands a cut of the take.

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