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The Heist (1989)

Framed con-man seeks revenge by planning a racetrack heist.

Director:

Stuart Orme

Writers:

William Irish Jr. (story), William Irish Jr. (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Neil Skinner
Tom Skerritt ... Ebbet Berens
Wendy Hughes ... Sheila
Noble Willingham ... Stuckey
Tom Atkins ... Det. Leland
Robert Prosky ... Dancer
Stephen Apostolina ... Ramirez
Ben Mittleman Ben Mittleman ... Tall goon
Nino Surdo Nino Surdo ... Short goon
Shelton Redden Shelton Redden ... Cave
Roger Hewlett ... Durfee
Joseph Carberry ... Kelso
Chino 'Fats' Williams ... Fats
Art Frankel Art Frankel ... Wolscott
Andrew Barnicle Andrew Barnicle ... Draper
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Storyline

Neil Skinner, once a San Diego racetrack-security consultant, is now an ex-con who was framed by his ex-partner, Ebbet. Ebbet now controls track security as well as Neil's ex-girlfriend, Sheila. Neil now wants to revenge himself by stealing the day's take, and he enlists the help of several track regulars, including a janitor, a security guard, an and an ambulance driver. The money switches hands, cars chase each other over the Mexican border and back, and it's a struggle to see who will out-con whom. Written by Kathy Li

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He had four years to plan his revenge and one week to pull it off.

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Romance | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hei$t See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A TV movie made for the HBO network. See more »

Goofs

In the music credits, the song by the Gipsy Kings is listed as "A Mi Minerva" instead of "A Mi Manera" (the Spanish version of "My Way"). See more »

Quotes

Ebbet Berens: And you still say you didn't do it? Well then, if you spent four years in prison for something you didn't do, what does that say Neil?
Neil Skinner: I going to take you. You won't know where and you won't know when, but you'll feel me over your shoulder. You'll wake up in the middle of the night from a bad dream and you'll know I'm coming.
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Connections

Referenced in The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

A Mi Manera
(Comme d'Habitude)
Music by Claude François and Jacques Revaux
French lyrics by Gilles Thibaut
Performed by Gipsy Kings
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Hapless heist
21 January 2004 | by ionamay48See all my reviews

I'm really not much of a Brosnan fan, but I was impressed with his early work in Fourth Protocol with M. Caine...so I thought I'd take a chance and buy The Heist...thinking it must be a FAIRLY decent movie.WRONG!!! The opening scene with Brosnan spitting out on the prison yard was an IMMEDIATE turn-off. A thoroughly substandard production almost totally lacking in anything that would make you want to pay to see. Unimaginative and insipid at worst...boring and predictable at best...and where did they find his love interest? Short, fat, ugly and old.What was up with that!? I though ole Pierce was supposed to be a "ladies man". The supporting characters only succeeded in bringing what little of a movie there might have been down in flames.Even Skerrit was horrendous! All in all a thorough disaster to be avoided at ALL costs!!!Poor music score as well.


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