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Small Time Crooks (2000)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 19 May 2000 (USA)
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A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.

Director:

Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Allen ... Ray
Carolyn Saxon Carolyn Saxon ... Candy Salesperson
Tracey Ullman ... Frenchy
Michael Rapaport ... Denny
Tony Darrow ... Tommy
Sam Josepher Sam Josepher ... Real Estate Agent
Jon Lovitz ... Benny
Lawrence Howard Levy Lawrence Howard Levy ... Dynamite Dealer (as Lawrence Levy)
Diane Bradley Diane Bradley ... Cookie Store Customer
Crystal Field Crystal Field ... Cookie Store Customer
Cindy Carver Cindy Carver ... Cookie Store Customer
Ray Garvey Ray Garvey ... Cookie Store Customer
Bill Gerber Bill Gerber ... Cookie Store Customer
Olivia Hayman Olivia Hayman ... Cookie Store Customer
Laurine Towler ... Cookie Store Customer
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Storyline

Dishwasher and small-fry criminal Ray hits on a plan with his partners in crime to re-open a local pizza place and dig through to the bank down the street. As his wife can't cook pizza but does great cookies, that's what they sell. While the no-hope tunnellers get lost underground, the cookie operation really takes off and the team find themselves rich business people. But the other local money isn't quite ready to accept them. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Explodes with big-time laughter. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Woody Allen Spring Project 1999 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,880,723, 21 May 2000

Gross USA:

$17,266,359

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,934,477
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DTS (Mono)| Dolby Digital (Mono)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene, serial killer Ted Bundy is mentioned. The next scene features veteran character-actor George Grizzard, who had played author Richard Larsen in The Deliberate Stranger: a television biopic about Ted Bundy. See more »

Goofs

Denny is manipulating the box of dynamite as to allow the bottom to fall out. See more »

Quotes

Ray: Your cousin May is dumb like a horse, or a dog or something.
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Connections

Features Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

The Hukilau Song
Written by Jack Owens
Performed by Lester Lanin
Courtesy of Epic Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Absolutely Fabulous!
13 February 2001 | by poopsiySee all my reviews

This movie is one of those rare gems. A movie with great, seamless performances, a solid story, and a hysterical script. This is one of those movies that you literally need to rush to the video store to rent.

Elaine May is one the most unrelentingly hilarious woman that is so underrated that it should be a crime. The woman is the definition of FABULOUS.

Tracey Ullman is a goddess. She could read a phone book and make it funny. Thats how good she is!

A MUST see! Rush to the store!


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