Category:2000s heist films
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The following 47 pages are in this category, out of 47 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 47 pages are in this category, out of 47 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. The Perfect Score – The Perfect Score is a 2004 American teen heist film directed by Brian Robbins, starring Erika Christensen, Chris Evans, Bryan Greenberg, Scarlett Johansson, Darius Miles, and Leonardo Nam. The film focuses on a group of six high school students whose futures will be jeopardized if they fail the upcoming SAT exam and they conspire to break into the ETS building and steal the answers to the exam, so they can all get perfect scores. The film deals with the themes of future, morality, individuality. The Perfect Score has similarities to other high school films, including The Breakfast Club and Dazed and Confused, however, the film was panned by most critics and performed poorly at the box office. The film revolves around high school student Kyle, who needs a score on the SAT to get into his preferred architecture program at Cornell University. He constantly compares himself to his older brother Larry, who is now living above his parents garage. Kyles best friend, Matty, wants to get a high score so he can go to the college as his girlfriend. They both believe that the SAT is standing in the way of their futures, the two boys realize that fellow student Francesca Curtis father owns the building that houses the regional office of ETS, where the answers to the SAT are located. Francesca initially doesnt want to help but changes her mind, saying What the hell, meanwhile, Kyle becomes attracted to Anna Ross, the second-highest ranked student in the school, and tells her about the plan. Anna had bombed a previous SAT and needs a score to get into Brown University. However, Matty doesnt like the fact that she now knows about the plan and has an outburst, right in the presence of stoner Roy, who then has to be included in the heist. And finally, Anna tells the school basketball star Desmond Rhodes, an early attempt to break into the ETS offices fails, but the team then devises another plan. On the eve of the exam, Francesca will arrange for Kyle and Matty to have a meeting near the top floor, the other three will wait outside and watch the night guard until Francesca, Kyle, and Matty have successfully stolen the answers. The first part of the plan goes well, with Francesca, Kyle, and Matty successfully dodging security cameras, still, the answers cant be printed, so the group decides to take the test with their combined knowledge and get the answers that way. In the early hours of morning, they are finished and have all the answers written down, before the SAT testing begins, the group realizes that, although it will help get them what they want, they would be better off without cheating. Roy grabs the answers and distributes them in the bathroom, after the decision, Matty comments that this whole thing was for nothing. Kyle replies, I wouldnt say nothing, as he glances at Anna, Matty and Francesca also share a look, as they have presumably started a relationship, too. As for Roy - the narrator of the movie - he earned the highest SAT in the county and he then puts his untapped intelligence to use through programming, becoming a successful video game designer
2. The Bank Job – The producers allege that the story was prevented from being told in 1971 because of a D-Notice government gagging request, allegedly to protect a prominent member of the British Royal Family. According to the producers, this film is intended to reveal the truth for the first time, the premiere was held in London on 18 February 2008, and the film was released in both the UK on 29 February 2008, and in the US on 7 March 2008. It was a critical and financial success, the British Security Services have taken interest in a safe deposit box that is located in a bank on London’s Baker Street. It belongs to a black militant gangster, Michael X, and contains compromising photos of Princess Margaret, after they escape together, Terry throws off a pursuit by MI5. He notifies a furious Michael X in Trinidad, who correctly suspects Gale Benson, Hakim Jamals lover, of spying for MI5, Lew decides that Dave’s presence outside that particular bank was not a coincidence, and has him tortured for information. Dave gives in, and Lew goes to Terry’s garage to kidnap Eddie, one of the crooked cops on Lews payroll shoots Dave, and threatens to shoot Eddie unless Lew gets his evidence back. During the exchange, Lew recognises the agents, and he, Terry pursues Lew and proceeds to beat him up, but Roy breaks the fight up and arrests Lew and his colleagues. In Trinidad, Michael X is also arrested, with his freedom and his new passport, Terry and his family enjoy a carefree life on their small motor yacht off a sunny beach. The film is in part based on facts about the Baker Street robbery. The actual tunneling took 3 weeks working on weekends, robert Rowlands, a ham radio operator, overheard conversations between the robbers and their rooftop lookout. He contacted police and tape-recorded the conversations, which were made public. The film includes lines recorded by Rowlands, such as the comment that Money may be your god, but its not mine. The films producers said that they have a source, identified in press reports as George McIndoe. The films plot point of the issuance of a D-Notice, because a safe deposit box held sex pictures of Princess Margaret with London gangster-turned-actor John Bindon, is entirely fictional. The possible connection to Michael X is apparently based on information provided by McIndoe, though the basis and extent of his information remains unclear. The film-makers acknowledged that they made up the character Martine, Humphreys was jailed for eight years in 1974 for wounding his wifes former lover. In 1994 Humphreys was jailed for months for living off the earnings of prostitutes. The movie includes multiple historical grace notes, the outlandish introduction of Michael Xs character showing him leading a Jewish landlord locked in a slave collar is not dramatic license but is based on a similar historical incident
3. Gone in 60 Seconds (2000 film) – Gone in 60 Seconds is a 2000 American action heist film, starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Christopher Eccleston, Robert Duvall, Vinnie Jones, and Will Patton. The film was directed by Dominic Sena, written by Scott Rosenberg, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of The Rock and Con Air and Armageddon, Halicki film of the same name. The film was shot throughout Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, Kip Raines, an aspiring car thief in Los Angeles, has taken the offer of stealing fifty expensive cars for Raymond Calitri, a British gangster, via Calitris associate, Atley. Detectives Castleback and Drycoff seize the cars and begin an investigation, Calitri orders Kip kidnapped and threatens to kill him for failing. Atley contacts Kips older brother, Randall Memphis Raines, a car thief having gone straight years before. Memphis attempts to negotiate for Kips release, but Calitri forces him to accept the same job Kip had, Kip is turned over to Memphis, but Calitri warns that he only has 72 hours to complete the heist or he will kill Kip. After getting their mothers approval to do whatever it takes to save Kip, Memphis begins talking with his mentor, Otto Halliwell and assembling a crew, including Donny Astricky and Sphinx. Memphis also tries to engage his former lover, Sara Sway Wayland, Kip offers the help of his own gang, as they know tricks for dealing with more modern cars than Memphis crew knows. They identify the fifty cars with female code names and identify the locations where they can be stolen. Memphis sees one car is a 1967 Ford Shelby GT500, dubbed Eleanor, to avoid police detection, they plan to steal all the cars over a few short hours just prior to Calitris deadline. Castleback and Drycoff learn Memphis is back in town, and believe he is about to engage in a car theft, warning him to keep himself, the detectives tail Memphis but he remains careful to avoid giving the police a reason to arrest him while scouting the vehicles. The detectives investigation at the warehouse reveals that to get some of the cars, Kips gang had to acquire electronic keys, the night of the heist arrives, and most of the cars are stolen without incident as they are delivered to Calitris dockside warehouse. When Memphis approaches one of the cars, he recognizes the signs of surveillance. Instead, they are able to recover the previously stolen versions of the cars from police impound. They return to the warehouse and discover Calitris list of written in UV-sensitive paint, matching up with those they had been watching. Castleback recognizes the GT500 on the list as the likely last car to be based on Memphis previous thefts. With all the other cars collected, Memphis proceeds to steal Eleanor and this leads to a chase across the city, but Memphis eventually ditches the police chasing him near Calitris dock. He delivers the car minutes after the deadline, and Calitri refuses to accept it, considering his deal null
4. National Treasure (film) – National Treasure is a 2004 American adventure heist film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was written by Jim Kouf and the Wibberleys, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and it is the first film in the National Treasure franchise and stars Nicolas Cage, Harvey Keitel, Jon Voight, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean, Justin Bartha and Christopher Plummer. A coded map on the back of the Declaration of Independence points to the location of the national treasure, whoever can steal the Declaration and decode it first will find the greatest treasure in history. A sequel, titled National Treasure, Book of Secrets, was released in December 2007, Benjamin Franklin Gates is an American historian, cryptologist, and treasure hunter. The clue leading to the treasure is the phrase “The secret lies with Charlotte”, while Ben is convinced by the story, his sceptical father Patrick dismisses it as nonsense. They find a pipe, which has a clue implying the next is on the Declaration of Independence. When Ian suggests they steal it, a fight ensues, Ben and Riley report the potential theft of the Declaration to the FBI and Dr. Abigail Chase of the National Archives, but Abigail dismisses their claim. Ben decides to steal the document himself from the Archives’ preservation room during a gala event, obtaining Abigail’s fingerprints, Ben successfully obtains the Declaration but is spotted by Ian’s group just as they break in to steal it. Ben tries to leave via the shop but has to buy the Declaration when the clerk mistakes it for a souvenir copy. Abigail, suspecting something is astray, pursues Ben and takes back the document, Ian kidnaps her, but Ben and Riley rescue Abigail, tricking Ian by leaving behind a purchased copy of the Declaration. FBI Agent Sadusky begins tracking Ben down, going to Patrick’s house, the trio study the Declaration and discover a Ottendorf cipher written in invisible ink. The message refers to the Silence Dogood letters written by Benjamin Franklin, Patrick formerly owned them but donated them to the Franklin Institute. Using a school boy to acquire the key words, Ben, Riley. They find a cache containing a pair of glasses with multiple coloured lenses, which. The group are chased by Ian’s associates, Ben is arrested by the FBI, while Abigail and Riley lose the Declaration to Ian. However, Abigail convinces Ian to help them rescue Ben in exchange for the next clue, Ian agrees, arranging a meeting at the USS Intrepid where they help Ben evade the FBI. Ian returns the Declaration and asks for the clue, but when Ben remains coy. They travel to the Trinity Church where they find an underground passage, Patrick claims it is referencing to the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, pointing Ian to the Old North Church in Boston
5. 7 Seconds (film) – 7 Seconds is a 2005 American crime film directed by Simon Fellows, starring Wesley Snipes and Tamzin Outhwaite. The film was released on Direct-to-DVD in the United States on June 28,2005, the title refers to the timers at the beginning of the film, which are set at 00,07. After professional thief Jack Tulliver and his crew pull off a meticulously planned armored car heist and this rogue group, tipped off to the heist by an unknown turncoat, kills Tullivers associate Bull and most of his crew. Tulliver escapes with a sealed case that was the most valuable part of the stolen loot. Kelly Anders car, he makes a getaway through Bucharest, meanwhile, Tulliver tries to save a team member who has been captured by Alexie Kutchinov, a sadistic Russian millionaire gangster in charge of the Romanian racketeers that ambushed Tulliver. Anders are saved by Bulls brother Mikail Mercea, a Romanian mobster who shoots Alexie to avenge his brothers death, ultimately, the content of the case is revealed, and we come to know why it is in such high demand. Wesley Snipes as Jack Tuliver Tamzin Outhwaite as Sgt, despite action star Wesley Snipes heading the film,7 Seconds was a failure in the DVD market and received bad reviews, described as drivel with sloppy screenwriting. DVD was released in Region 1 in the united States on June 28,2005,7 Seconds at the Internet Movie Database
6. After the Sunset – After the Sunset is a 2004 action comedy film starring Pierce Brosnan as Max Burdett, a master thief caught in a cat-and-mouse game with FBI agent Stan Lloyd, played by Woody Harrelson. The film was directed by Brett Ratner and shot in the Bahamas, master thief Max Burdett and his beautiful accomplice, Lola Cirillo, steal the second of three famous diamonds, known as the Napoleon diamonds, from FBI Agent Stanley P. Lloyd. But Lloyd shoots Max before passing out from being gassed by the thieves, Max survives and tells Lola to get the diamond. She does, leaving in its place the bill that she had received as a tip for washing the agents windshield. Max and Lola then fly to Paradise Island in The Bahamas, Agent Lloyd shows up 6 months later and accuses Burdett of planning to steal the third Napoleon diamond, which is on a cruise ship that will be docking for a week on the island. Lola kicks Max out after he breaks his promise to spend their first sunset on her new deck she had been working on, Max is forced to bunk with Stan, and they share their thoughts about each others lives. The next morning, the authorities and Sophie discover them, revealing that Stans FBI license is suspended, after the fallout, Lola leaves Max after Lloyd shoots Mooré dead when he comes for the diamond. He realizes his error, writes his vows, and manages to win back Lola at the airport before she leaves, proposing to her with the first diamond he ever bought. The next day, Max is met by Stan while celebrating, Max concedes that his nemesis has won this time, and is simply happy to live out his life with Lola, watching sunsets. However, he has fun with Stan when he tries to leave by remote controlling his car again, promising Lola it is the last time. Pierce Brosnan as Max Burdett Salma Hayek as Lola Cirillo Woody Harrelson as Stan Lloyd Don Cheadle as Henri Mooré Naomie Harris as Sophie Rex Linn as Agent Kowalski, a fellow FBI agent. Paul Zbyszewskis original screenplay for After the Sunset was discovered by producers Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson, the script was purchased by New Line Cinema and the producers hired Australian screenwriter Craig Rosenberg to create a re-write. Both the studio and the producers agreed that their first choice for the role of master thief Max Burdett was Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Oscar-nominated for her role in Frida, was the next to join the cast. Next to join the cast was director Brett Ratner, the film had originally been scheduled to be directed by John Stockwell but Stockwell dropped out due to creative differences. Talking about joining the movie, Ratner said, I love caper films, there are so many great films in this genre, but what makes After the Sunset different is that its a heist movie that has a combination of great relationships, heart and comedy. Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan were both offered film cameos as American police officers but turned them down, with the two leads set, Woody Harrelson was cast in the role of Burdett’s nemesis, FBI agent Stanley Lloyd. Harrelson said during promotion, When this movie came along, I loved it right away, Don Cheadles casting marked a third collaboration with Ratner, following The Family Man and Rush Hour 2. The role of Sophie, the Bahamian cop, was the role to be cast