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One of several comedies at the 2000 Method Film Festival to focus on the socio-economic cross-section identified in its title, this film stars Sean Young as a determined Illinois mom who will do anything to provide a college education for her beloved son Mike Tony Denman. The first order of business, however, involves helping Mike avoid serving jail time for a prank he pulled with his inept buddy Lennie (Jacob Tierney). Lennie's grandfather (William Devane) is a high-priced attorney and might be the boys' ticket to beating the rap -- that is, if they can afford him. Their solution: stage a series of robberies around town. After some trepidation, mom and sleazy boyfriend (Jason London) decide to aid and abet the boys as they bumble one not-so-daring heist after another. The title of the film was inspired by the 1957 B-movie of the same name, although this 2000 version bears no common plot elements. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:December 1, 2000


Sean Young
as Linda Bronco
William Devane
as Ron Lake
Jason London
as Brian Ross
Jacob Tierney
as Lennie Lake
Jaime Pressly
as Sandy Lake
M. Emmet Walsh
as Judge Pike
Tim Kazurinsky
as Carlton Rasmeth


Michael Addis
Lorena David
Mark Roberts
Michael Addis
Tom McArdle
Clare Brown
Production Designer
Enrique Rosas
Associate Producer
Steven M. Weiss
Sound/Sound Designer
Clinton Canada
First Assistant Director
Katy Wallin