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Thief (Violent Streets) (1981)

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Starring (View all)
James Caan James Caan
Frank
Tuesday Weld Tuesday Weld
Jessie
Tom Signorelli Tom Signorelli
Attaglia
Walter Scott Walter Scott
Detective D. Simpson


Written by
Michael Mann Michael Mann
(screen story)


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A very good movie

10 years, 3 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 intends to retire and become a model citizen. In an effort to accelerate this process, he signs on to take down a huge score for a big-time gangster. Unfortunately, Frank's obsession for his version of the American Dream allows him to overlook his natural wariness and mistrust, when making the deal for h ... (more)
Release date: 27 March 1981
UPC: 027616702425
Tags: Gangster (5), 1980s (4), Crime (4), Action (3), Heist (3), Prison (2), 1981 (2), Betrayal (2), Money (2), Drama (2), Revenge (2), Thriller (2), Vault (1), Sort (1), SnP (1), Police Corruption (1), United Artists (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), James Caan (1), HQ (1)
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