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Esteemed writer/director David Mamet fashioned this homage to the elegant, character-driven "tough guy" genre pictures of Warner Bros. in the 1930s and '40s, even using vintage scores in the soundtrack. Gene Hackman stars as Joe Moore, an accomplished thief whose career is jeopardized after he's caught on security cameras during a job. Broke, Joe and his associates Bobby (Delroy Lindo) and Pinky (Ricky Jay) are blackmailed by their longtime fence Bergman (Danny DeVito) into jacking Swiss gold bars from an airplane. As they plot the complicated score, Joe and his crew become suspicious of the relationship between Joe's young wife Fran (Rebecca Pidgeon) and Bergman's nephew Jimmy Silk (Sam Rockwell), who has been planted on the crew to keep an eye on them for his uncle. Betrayals and backstabbings are the order of the day as Joe gets closer to the payday of a lifetime. In an effort to reinforce the solid storytelling of classic crime dramas, Mamet eschewed the use of computers or high-tech gadgetry in the complicated plot. Heist (2001) co-stars Patti LuPone. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:November 9, 2001

Cast

Gene Hackman
as Joe Moore
Danny DeVito
as Bergman
Delroy Lindo
as Bobby Blane
Sam Rockwell
as Jimmy Silk
Rebecca Pidgeon
as Fran
Ricky Jay
as Don "Pinky" Pincus
Patti LuPone
as Betty Croft
Jim Frangione
as D. A. Freccia

Crew

David Mamet
Director
Andrew Stevens
Producer
Art Linson
Producer
Elie Samaha
Producer
David Mamet
Screenwriter
Robert Elswit
Cinematographer
Theodore Shapiro
Composer (Music Score)
Barbara Tulliver
Editor
David Wasco
Production Designer
Scott Ferguson
Co-producer
Cas Donovan
Co-producer
Don Carmody
Executive Producer
Tracee Stanley
Executive Producer
James Holt
Executive Producer
Renee April
Costume Designer
Roy Anderson
Stunts
Lorraine Jamison
Unit Publicist
Josette Perrotta
Line Producer
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