Once a Thief: Family Business

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  • 1998
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 5.8  (45)

Once a Thief: Family Business is a 1998 action-comedy film directed by Ralph Hemecker and written by David J Burke. It stars Sandrine Holt, Ivan Sergei, and Nicholas Lea. The movie follows the adventures of three art thieves who also happen to be siblings. They are Mac Ramsey (Ivan Sergei), Michael "Mickey" O'Roarke (Nicholas Lea), and Li Ann Tsei (Sandrine Holt). The trio is forced back into the criminal underworld after their father, who is also a thief, reaches out to them for help in stealing a valuable painting.

Mac is the eldest of the three siblings and acts as the leader of the group. He is a smooth-talking, charismatic man with a taste for the finer things in life. Mickey is the middle child and is somewhat of a goofball, but he is a talented thief in his own right. Li Ann is the youngest sibling and is often torn between her loyalty to her family and her desire to lead a more honest life.

The trio must navigate the dangerous and cutthroat world of international art theft while also trying to reconcile their complicated family dynamics. Along the way, they encounter various obstacles and challenges, including a powerful crime lord named Victor Mansfield, played by Jennifer Dale.

The film features plenty of action and humor, with the heist scenes being particularly thrilling. The chemistry between the three leads is palpable, and their interactions are often the highlight of the movie. There are also a few romantic subplots, with Li Ann caught between two love interests, one of whom happens to be a cop.

Overall, Once a Thief: Family Business is a fun and entertaining film that combines elements of action, comedy, and family drama. It is a sequel to the 1996 film Once a Thief, also directed by Hemecker and written by Burke. While it may not be the most groundbreaking or memorable movie of its kind, it is still worth a watch for fans of the genre.

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    1 hr 34 min
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    5.8  (45)