Thief

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"Tonight, his take home pay is $410,000... tax free."
  • R
  • 1981
  • 2 hr 2 min
  • 7.4  (25,490)
  • 78

In Thief, James Caan stars as a career criminal at the crossroads of his life. He wants out of the world of his expertise; pulling off high end jewel heists, so he can adopt a child and live happily ever after with his new wife played by Tuesday Weld. Caan's character makes the mistake of wanting to accelerate his switch to the good life by pulling off one last big time jewel heist. He goes off his usual script. He takes on a job from a local mobster that has his own set off motives. Throw in a few crooked cops, and an aging mentor trying get out of jail, and you can see why Caan's character, Frank, is teetering on a very thin tightrope. One slip can throw him into a world of sudden and deadly violence. Thief was co-written and directed by Michael Mann, who would a few years later be a creator of the ground breaking TV show, Miami Vice and would direct the highly acclaimed films Heat and Ali.

Thief
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In Thief, James Caan stars as a career criminal at the crossroads of his life. He wants out of the world of his expertise; pulling off high end jewel heists, so he can adopt a child and live happily ever after with his new wife played by Tuesday Weld. Caan's character makes the mistake of wanting to accelerate his switch to the good life by pulling off one last big time jewel heist. He goes off his usual script. He takes on a job from a local mobster that has his own set off motives.

Throw in a few crooked cops, and an aging mentor trying get out of jail, and you can see why Caan's character, Frank, is teetering on a very thin tightrope. One slip can throw him into a world of sudden and deadly violence. Thief was co-written and directed by Michael Mann, who would a few years later be a creator of the ground breaking TV show, Miami Vice and would direct the highly acclaimed films Heat and Ali.

Thief is a 1981 crime movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 2 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4 and a MetaScore of 78.

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  • Release Date
    1981
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    2 hr 2 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (25,490)
  • Metascore
    78