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The Score (2001)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Romance  |  13 July 2001 (USA)
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An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Soles ...
Jean-René Ouellet ...
André (as Jean Rene Ouellet)
Martin Drainville ...
Claude Despins ...
Sapperstein's Cousin
Woman in Study (as Marie-Josee D'Amours)
Gavin Svensson ...
Man in Study


Nick Wells, a professional criminal, decides to leave the business for good, since he nearly got caught on his last job. His plan is to live in peace with his girl Diane, running his Montreal jazz club. Soon afterward, Max, his good friend and financial partner, comes along with an offer Nick can't refuse: A historical and priceless French scepter has been discovered while being smuggled into the country. It is now under massive surveillance in the Montreal Customs House, and soon to be returned to France. Nick has to team up with Max's man inside, the young, talented and aggressive thief Jack Teller to get the precious item. Only one question remains: Who will trick whom out of their share? Written by JungleBunny

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There are no partners in crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 July 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuenta final  »

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Box Office


$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,018,807 (USA) (13 July 2001)


$1,649,345 (Italy) (2 November 2001)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Most of the tools techniques and tactics used in the movie were authentic and functional. They were suggested or provided by technical advisor Mick Gould. See more »


Blood under Jackie's nose suddenly disappears in the middle of his fight with Burt. See more »


Steven's Mother: Steven, who are you talking to at this hour?
Steven: [covering the phone] I am having a civil fucking conversation with one of my friends, Mother!
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References The King of Comedy (1982) See more »


'Round Midnight
Written by Cootie Williams, Bernard Hanighen and Thelonious Monk
Performed by Thelonious Monk
Courtesy of Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc., under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Mastering suspense without violence
3 July 2004 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

I found The Score a very rare treat in the era of Kill Bill 2 and Die Hard 9. In The Score there is plenty of suspense but very little violence. If I explain this too much, I will spoil.

Except for lots of swear words, this is clearly PG-13, and provides a strong lesson in how to craft an action movie without a lot of explosions and gunfights. Plus: three generations of Method actors is a real treat, with Brando playful and seemingly content, DeNiro cool beyond cool, and Norton riffing away the whole movie. [Regarding DeNiro: what's cooler than a) managing a sleek jazz club, in b) sleek Montreal, with c) Angela Bassett as your sleek flight attendant girlfriend?!] Rent it soon >> it's a sleeper.

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