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The Score (2001)

 -  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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Richard Waugh ...
Sapperstein
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Sapperstein's Cousin
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Woman in Study (as Marie-Josee D'Amours)
Gavin Svensson ...
Man in Study
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Storyline

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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thief | running | scepter | heist | cell phone | See more »

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There are no partners in crime


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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

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$184,599 (Netherlands) (2 November 2001)

Gross:

$1,649,345 (Italy) (2 November 2001)
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When fighting in Jackie's apartment, Burt is shown slamming Jackie's face into the kitchen counter twice. He was filmed doing it only once; the second slam was created with precise editing. See more »

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When Nick uses water from the fire sprinkler system to fill the safe, that should have triggered a water flow alarm. There is a detection switch that sounds an alarm if water begins flowing through the system (as this is typically caused by a sprinkler head discharging water to put out a fire), which would summon the Fire Department. In addition the water flowing out of the pipe should have been a dark brown color, not crystal clear as shown in the movie. The stagnant water in fire sprinkler systems always contains high amounts of rust, pipe oil, pipe sealant, and other sediment. See more »

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Jackie Teller: You tried to get in a suckers share on a score that I set up, from the beginning!
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City Home
Written and Performed by Mose Allison
Produced by Ben Sidran and Budd Carr
Mose Allison appears courtesy of Blue Note Records
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Average score

A by-the-numbers heist movie.

You won't find anything innovative here. A veteran thief looking for his "last job" so he can retire. A young "know-it-all" thief. The bankroller who brings it together. The girlfriend who wants the veteran to retire.

The roles are comfortable, the characters familiar. At least they're acted well. De Niro turns in one of the performances he *always* turns in of late. He breezes through the scenes providing satisfactory drama but doing *nothing* memorable. You will forget the character's name by the time the credits are done.

Brando... I'm not sure why he was in this, other than to place him in a movie with De Niro. He was fine as the money man but, given his legend, you just expect so much more.

Norton did the best. Maybe he's young enough to still give the extra effort and not just play the role adequately but try to breathe life into it as well.

The job itself is also routine. We have the valuable target. The nearly impregnable holding spot. The plans, the tunnels, the cameras. *yawn*

Oh well. If you just need an evening movie to relax with, this will do. As I said, all elements (acting, story, direction) are fine and you won't feel like you've wasted your time.

You also won't remember it tomorrow.

5 out of 10.


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