After almost being caught, master thief and safe cracker Nick Wells and Montréal club owner decides to retire, but his fence Max convinces him to try one more heist. However, this heist breaks his rule about stealing in his hometown. However, the target is a French scepter that is made of gold and jewels. It a European treasure worth millions.
Nick wants to marry his girlfriend Diane, but she refuses while he is a thief.
He is introduced to Jack, a younger thief who is the inside man at the place where the scepter is stored. Jack is a hothead whom Nick does not like, but they decide to work together. However, things continually get complicated with upgraded security, more guards, computer hacks, and finding out Max owes the Mafia a ton of money. Will this succeed? Or will it fail?
Director Frank Oz unites two godfathers, Marlon Brando (playing in the first Godfather) and Robert De Niro (playing in the sequel). The two of them act well together as does Edward Norton and Angela Basset. This is a great heist film and while I am not a fan of making criminals seem heroic, this is a great film.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Violence and strong language
- Robert De Niro as Nick Wells
- Edward Norton as Jack Teller
- Marlon Brando as Max
- Angela Bassett as Diane
- Gary Farmer as Burt
- Jamie Harrold as Steven
- Serge Houde as Laurent
- Richard Waugh as Sapperstien
- Jean-René Ouellet as André
- Paul Soles as Danny
- Cassandra Wilson as a singer
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