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 his final job. He is thus ensnared and robbed of his freedom, his independence, and, ultimately, his dream. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Tonight, his take home pay is $410,000...tax free.
Did You Know?
The burglary tools used throughout the film (such as the hydraulic drill used in the opening sequence) were not props, but actual tools which the actors were trained to use. The tools were supplied by actual thieves who served as technical consultants on the film, principally John Santucci
, who also portrays Sgt. Urizzi on screen. See more
When Frank and Jessie arrive at the restaurant over the freeway, Frank orders two cups of coffee. The waitress brings it over to them in five seconds, meaning she would have to had first gotten the pot from the burner, filled the cups, placed them on the saucers and then carry them over to Frank and Jessie's table, a complete impossibility even for the most skilled waitress in such a short time. See more
He down our merch? Is it gone? Does he carry the cash on him, what?
I'm talking to somebody's somebody. I will know in about 25 minutes.
Referenced in Solo quiero caminar