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Thief
7.7 Rating
(131 ratings)
7.4 IMDB rating

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James Caan

James Caan

Frank
Tuesday Weld

Tuesday Weld

Jessie
Tom Signorelli

Tom Signorelli

Attaglia
Nick Nickeas

Nick Nickeas

Nick


Written by
Michael Mann

Michael Mann

(screen story)


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Thief Three Reasons

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"Thief (1981)" Theatrical Trailer

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Thief - The First Heist

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A very good movie

1 year, 7 months ago at Nov 20 18:48
Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this flick but since I’m a huge fan of Michael Mann’s work, I was really eager to check it out. Eventually, even though it is one of his more obscure movies, I was actually impressed by the damned thing and, in my opinion, it is easily one of his best directing efforts. Indeed, I always had a weak spot for heist features and this flick is, by far, ... read more
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Description: Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specializing in high-profile diamond jobs. After having spent many years in prison, he has a very concrete picture of what he wants out of life--including a nice home, a wife, and kids. As soon as he is able to assemble the pieces of this collage, by means of his chosen profession, he inten ... (more)
Release date: 27 March 1981
UPC: 027616702425
1980s (5), Heist (3), Gangster (3), Action (3), Usa (3), Crime (3), 1981 (3), Betrayal (2), Revenge (2), Money (2), Prison (2), Drama (2), Thriller (2), Neo Noir (1), HQ (1), Vault (1), 80's (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Torture (1), SnP (1)
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"16.5. Netflix"


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" Was nominated for: Nothing Should have been nominated for: Best Picture Best Director: Michael Mann Best Actor: James Caan Best Supporting Actor: Robert Prosky Best Writing Best Cinematography"


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"10.4. Thief tarjoilee Michael Mannille tyypillistä hidastempoista tunnelmointia, joka tuntuu jostain kumman syystä yllättävän jännittävältä. Yöllinen autoilu toimii taas vaihteeksi upean soundtrackin kanssa erinomaisesti. Tavallisena ryöstöleffanakin Thief on sellainen ihan mukiinmenevä tapaus. "


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" Wide Release Honorable Mention Monsters Vs. Aliens (2009) White Men Can't Jump (1992) Fort Apache (1940)"


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"First viewing - Feb. 15th I had added this to my queue early this year after Drafthouse announced they were screening it among a few other Michael Mann films, I think on the same night I added The Gambler. As it turns out it's pretty damn good. A little slow at first, but before long I was hooked & it got a lot better. This was Mann's first theatrical release, closer in quality to Manhunter than The Keep & thank goodness for that. So now I kinda wish I had shelled out for a Drafthouse screening"


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"10.02.2015 James Caan haaveilee paremmasta elämästä, mutta mafia pakottaa hänet tekemään kassakaappien murtokeikkoja. On kyllä ihan vitun selvää, että Caan on jätkistä kovin ja on vieläpä elämänsä elementissä Thiefissä. Lisäksi Mannin tyyli kuvata öisiä katuja hipoo täydellisyyttä. Siihen päälle kun ynnätään vielä Tangerine Dreamin vangitseva soundtrack, hyvin yksityiskohtaisesti kuvatut keikat ja erittäin kovaksi keitetty loppu, niin onhan tämä törkeän napakka"


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"02.02.2015 "You're marking time is what you are. You're backing off. You're hiding out. You're waiting for a bus that you hope never comes because you dont wanna get on it anyway because you don't wanna go anywhere. Ok?" I have decided to go through some of Michael Mann's classic movies now that i have yet to see so the obvious place to start was Thief. And what a fantastic movie this was. This has to be one of the best first feature films i have seen from a director. Already here you can see "


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johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 7 months ago

A very good movie

“Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this flick but since I’m a huge fan of Michael Mann’s work, I was really eager to check it out. Eventually, even though it is one of his more obscure movies, I was actually impressed by the damned thing and, in my opinion, it is easily one of his best directing efforts. Indeed, I always had a weak spot for heist features and this flick is, by far, the best one I have ever seen. Right from the start, you get an amazing opening scene during which you have one of the most realistic heist I have ever seen in a movie. Apparently, the burglary tools used throughout the film were not props, but actual tools which were supplied by actual thieves who served as technical consultants on the film. Therefore, the whole thing felt really raw and pretty r” read more

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"28.7, DVD"


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"28.7 Michael Mannilta jälleen kerran oikein tiukka jännäri ja onnistunut tekele debyyttiohjaukseksi. Kuten muissakin miehen ohajauksissa, myös tässä tykästyin siihen, kuinka aidon näköisiä elokuvan ryöstökohtaukset ovat. Tuntuu kuin olisi itse paikan päällä tekemässä keikkoja. Öiset ajelut kaupungilla olivat myös mieleeni sekä todentuntuinen raakuus, jota ei vedetä ylimeneväksi lahtaamikseksi. Caan on ehkäpä elämänsä parhaimmassa roolissa, joskin miehen ura tuohon aik"


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"Forgotten James Caan neo-noir. Solid movie all around. If you liked Drive you may like this."


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