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Boston bank robber Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) falls for a woman his gang had previously taken hostage after feigning a chance meeting with her to ensure that she can't identify them in Affleck's adaptation of author Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves. The son of a tough Charlestown, MA thief, Doug passed on his chance to walk the straight and narrow in favor of becoming a career bank robber. Not only is Doug's crew one of the most ruthless in Boston, but they're also one of the best; they never leave a trace of evidence, and always make a clean break. Over the years, Doug's fearless partners in crime have become something of a surrogate family to him; Jem (Jeremy Renner), the most dangerous of the bunch, is the closest thing Doug has ever had to a brother. But a divide begins to open between the two career criminals when Jem takes bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall) hostage during a particularly tense heist, and the group subsequently discovers that she hails from their own tight-knit suburb. When Jem proposes that the gang make an effort to find out just how much Claire recalls about the crime, Doug fears that his volatile partner may do more harm than good and volunteers himself for the job. Later, Doug turns on the charm while pretending to bump into Claire by chance, and becomes convinced that she doesn't suspect him of being the same man who just robbed her bank. As the feds turn up the heat on the gang, Doug finds himself falling for Claire, and searching desperately for a means of cutting his ties to his criminal past. But with each passing day, Jem grows increasingly suspicious of Doug's true motivations. Now caught between two worlds with no chance of turning back, Doug realizes that his only hope for finding a happy future is to betray the only family he's ever known. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:September 17, 2010

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
National Society of Film Critics Jeremy Renner Best Supporting Actor (Runner-up) 2010 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Jeremy Renner Best Supporting Actor 2010 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jeremy Renner Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2010 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jeremy Renner Best Supporting Actor 2010 Nominee
Art Directors Guild Sharon Seymour Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film 2010 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Ben Affleck Best Adapted Screenplay 2010 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Pete Postlethwaite Best Supporting Actor 2010 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Aaron Stockard Best Adapted Screenplay 2010 Nominee

Cast

Ben Affleck
as Doug MacRay
Rebecca Hall
as Claire Keesey
Jon Hamm
as FBI S.A. Adam Frawley
Jeremy Renner
as James Coughlin
Blake Lively
as Krista Coughlin
Titus Welliver
as Dino Ciampa
Pete Postlethwaite
as Fergus "Fergie" Colm
Chris Cooper
as Stephen MacRay
Corena Chase
as Agent Quinlan
Brian Scannell
as Henry
Tony V.
as Vericom Crew Chief
Brian A. White
as FBI SWAT #1
Frank Garvin
as Police Captain
Gary Galone
as Internal Affairs Officer at Fenway
David Catanzaro
as Fenway Detective
Jeremiah Kissel
as Claire's Lawyer
Peter Looney
as NA Speaker
Ted Arcidi
as Cedar Junction C.O.
Bobby Curcuro
as Man in Harvard Square
Georgia Lyman
as Neptune's Waitress

Crew

Ben Affleck
Director
Graham King
Producer
Basil Iwanyk
Producer
Aaron Stockard
Screenwriter
Ben Affleck
Screenwriter
Robert Elswit
Cinematographer
Harry Gregson-Williams
Composer (Music Score)
David Buckley
Composer (Music Score)
Dylan Tichenor
Editor
Sharon Seymour
Production Designer
Peter Borck
Art Director
Chay Carter
Co-producer
Thomas Tull
Executive Producer
William Fay
Executive Producer
Jon Jashni
Executive Producer
Susan Matheson
Costume Designer
Maggie Martin
Set Decorator
Lora Kennedy
Casting
Gary Hymes
Stunts Coordinator
Sheila Waldron
Script Supervisor
Curt Schulkey
Supervising Sound Editor
Steve Maslow
Re-Recording Mixer
Kate Hickey
Second Assistant Editor
Trish Seeney
Key Make-up
Tina Anderson
Post Production Supervisor
Christopher Rouse
Additional Editing
Gregg Landaker
Re-Recording Mixer
Catherine Marcotte
Key Hairstylist
Albert Gasser
Sound Effects Editor
Marleen Alter
Makeup
Charlene Amateau
Key Costumer
Aaron Glascock
Supervising Sound Editor
Peter Dress
Second Assistant Director
Bryan Watkins
Sound Effects Editor
Alexander Witt
Second Unit Director
Alexander Witt
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Jeff Valeri
Production Supervisor
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