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Small Time Crooks Details

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Thirty-one years after , Woody Allen returns to a life of crime in this broad comedy. Allen plays Ray Winkler, a low-brow con man who is married to Frenchy (Tracy Ullman), a former stripper. Ray and his buddies concoct a scheme to rob a bank by digging a tunnel from a defunct pizza place next door; as a cover, Frenchy opens a cookie shop in the storefront while Ray and company dig in the back. Ray's burglary is a failure, but Frenchy's cookies are a rousing success, and within a year the store has spawned a nationwide franchise that makes the Winklers rich. However, while Ray wants to move to Miami and bask in the sun, nouveau riche Frenchy now aspires to join high society, with posh art dealer David (Hugh Grant) as her guide. Written and directed by Allen and shot in New York City, Small Time Crooks features one of Allen's trademark strong supporting casts, including Michael Rapaport, Elaine Stritch, Jon Lovitz, and Elaine May. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 19, 2000

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Tracey Ullman Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2000 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Elaine May Best Supporting Actress 2000 Winner

Cast

Woody Allen
as Ray Winkler
Tracey Ullman
as Frenchy Winkler
Hugh Grant
as David
Elaine May
as May
Tony Darrow
as Tommy
Jon Lovitz
as Benny
George Grizzard
as George Blint
Michael Rapaport
as Denny
Elaine Stritch
as Chi Chi Potter

Crew

Woody Allen
Director
Jean Doumanian
Producer
Woody Allen
Screenwriter
Zhao Fei
Cinematographer
Alisa Lepselter
Editor
Santo Loquasto
Production Designer
Tom Warren
Art Director
Helen Robin
Co-producer
J.E. Beaucaire
Executive Producer
Suzanne McCabe
Costume Designer
Jessica Lanier
Set Decorator
Gary Alper
Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Patrick
First Assistant Director
Juliet Taylor
Casting
Laura Rosenthal
Casting
Charles H. Joffe
Co-Executive Producer
Letty Aronson
Co-Executive Producer
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