The Stick Up

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  • R
  • 2002
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 6.3  (1,701)

The Stick Up is a 2002 crime thriller directed by Rowdy Herrington and starring James Spader, Leslie Stefanson, and David Keith. The film follows the story of John Parker, a former bank robber released from prison on a technicality. As John struggles to adapt to life outside of prison, he becomes involved in a dangerous scheme to steal a valuable diamond necklace.

The film opens with John Parker, played by James Spader, being released from prison after serving five years for bank robbery. John's girlfriend, also a former bank robber, is waiting for him outside the prison gates. As John tries to navigate life outside of prison, he finds it difficult to find work and is haunted by his past actions.

One day, John is approached by a man named McBain, played by David Keith, who offers him a job to steal a diamond necklace from a wealthy socialite. At first, John is hesitant, but he ultimately agrees to take the job due to his financial struggles.

John recruits his girlfriend, played by Leslie Stefanson, and a few other former criminals to join him on the heist. However, as the plan unfolds, it becomes clear that McBain is not entirely trust worthy and may have his own motives for the heist.

As the group carries out their plan, they are met with unexpected obstacles and must use all their skills to overcome them. The film builds tension as the heist unfolds, leaving the audience unsure of whether the group will succeed or if they will be caught by the authorities.

Throughout the movie, there are flashback scenes that give insight into John's past crimes and his motivations for committing them. The film also explores themes of redemption, trust, and the consequences of one's actions.

The acting in the film is solid, with James Spader delivering a strong performance as the conflicted John Parker. Leslie Stefanson also shines as John's girlfriend, bringing a fierce intensity to her role. David Keith's portrayal of McBain is both charming and menacing, making for a compelling villain.

The cinematography and visuals in the movie are impressive, with Herrington making use of the film's Boston setting to create a gritty, urban atmosphere. The heist scenes are well-shot and suspenseful, with the director taking care to build tension and keep the audience engaged.

Overall, The Stick Up is an entertaining crime thriller that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. With strong performances from the cast and impressive visuals, the film is a solid addition to the genre.

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    6.3  (1,701)