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  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (558)

Heist is a documentary television series that originally aired on MSNBC in 2006. The show explores the stories of some of the most daring heists in modern history, featuring interviews with the perpetrators, law enforcement officials, and experts in crime and psychology.

Each episode focuses on a different heist, spanning a range of locations and criminal methods. The series also provides a detailed look at the investigation and pursuit of the criminals, as well as the aftermath of the crime.

The first episode, "The Brink's Job," details the infamous 1981 robbery of the Brink's armored car depot in Nanuet, New York. The heist was carried out by the Black Liberation Army, a militant group seeking the release of imprisoned members. The robbers made off with over $1.6 million in cash and killed two police officers and a security guard in the process. The episode features interviews with surviving members of the BLA, as well as former FBI agents who investigated the case.

Another episode, "The Great Train Robbery," follows the 1963 theft of £2.6 million from a Royal Mail train in Buckinghamshire, England. The robbers, who included career criminals and former soldiers, used a combination of explosives and inside information to execute the daring heist. The episode features interviews with surviving members of the gang, as well as experts in forensic analysis and criminal psychology.

Other episodes cover heists such as the 1997 theft of $17 million from the Loomis Fargo vault in Charlotte, North Carolina and the 2003 robbery of the Antwerp Diamond Center, in which thieves made off with over $100 million in diamonds, gold, and other valuables.

Throughout the series, Heist offers a nuanced perspective on the motivations behind these crimes, exploring factors such as poverty, desperation, greed, and political ideology. The show also delves into the psychology of the criminals and the law enforcement officials who pursue them, examining the tactics and strategies used on both sides of the law.

Heist combines compelling storytelling with in-depth research and analysis, making for a captivating and informative exploration of some of the most daring and audacious crimes in recent history. The show offers a unique window into the world of the criminal underworld and the people who dedicate their lives to catching them, providing viewers with a fascinating look at the human drama behind these high-stakes heists.

Heist is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on December 25, 2013.

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Follow the Money
13. Follow the Money
January 1, 2016
How do you act the "same" when everything has changed? After clear instructions to stay under the radar until the heat dies down, the gang finds it impossible to lie low. With the police on their trail, they are living on the edge.
The Grave Side of Money
12. The Grave Side of Money
January 1, 2016
The gang agrees to meet up with Gorgeous Stash and give him his share from the heist. The exchange has grave consequences.
Champagne Dreams and Monstrous Greed
11. Champagne Dreams and Monstrous Greed
January 1, 2016
With the gang feeling victorious, they share their dreams and aspirations about what they plan to do with the money. Little do they know, Gorgeous Stash has plans of his own and so does Irvin.
Luck is but a Toss of the Coin
10. Luck is but a Toss of the Coin
January 1, 2016
The heist is a success
Go Boom or Go Home
9. Go Boom or Go Home
January 1, 2016
The gang is behind schedule and may not meet their target. To fast-track the process they decide to blow up what's left of the wall to get to the safe. The dilemma is, how do they set off a bomb without blowing their cover?
Lord Have Mercy on Us
8. Lord Have Mercy on Us
January 1, 2016
Mark receives a distressed call from his son Thato who is in need of an intervention. Mark cannot abandon the mission, so Merci steps in and coordinates an intervention, but will she be able to circumvent all of the unexpected complications that arise?
Money Won't Buy Freedom
7. Money Won't Buy Freedom
January 1, 2016
The gang has converged and are ready to go in
Like a Game of Chess
6. Like a Game of Chess
January 1, 2016
The sheriff's office receives a tip and finds key evidence. A surprise twist reveals the mystery behind the missing Pappy Van Winkle bottles.
In It for the Money, In it for Justice
5. In It for the Money, In it for Justice
January 1, 2016
In 1999, family man Toby Curtsinger enlists his pals in a scheme to steal the world's most expensive bourbon and triggers a media-savvy investigation.
The Wages of Sin
4. The Wages of Sin
October 6, 2020
Lou presses Shawn for the location of his son. Rey and Shawn try to convince Lou, before the bomb timer reaches zero, that the only way to save his son is to play his only card - the location of the money.
Wrestlers and Rock Stars?
3. Wrestlers and Rock Stars?
January 5, 2014
A robber jumped a 12-foot bandit barrier during a NYC bank robbery; a robber dressed like a rock star during a Pennsylvania heist; and masked thieves brandished shotguns during a LA Robbery.
Nuns, Guns and $1.7 Million
2. Nuns, Guns and $1.7 Million
December 29, 2013
A movie was inspired by a bank robbery in the Chicago area; a $17 million armored-car heist.
Terror in the Heartland
1. Terror in the Heartland
December 25, 2013
In a small Iowa town, a bank was robbed by two men with AK-47's, afterwards it led to a chase across four counties; two men dressed as construction workers robbed a bank, then returned to the same bank two years later to rob it again.
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Heist is available for streaming on the msnbc website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Heist on demand at Amazon Prime, Netflix and Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    December 25, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (558)