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The Score (2001)

An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.

Director:

Frank Oz

Writers:

Daniel E. Taylor (story), Kario Salem (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Nick
Edward Norton ... Jack / Brian
Marlon Brando ... Max
Angela Bassett ... Diane
Gary Farmer ... Burt
Paul Soles Paul Soles ... Danny
Jamie Harrold ... Steven
Serge Houde ... Laurent
Jean-René Ouellet ... André (as Jean Rene Ouellet)
Martin Drainville ... Jean-Claude
Claude Despins Claude Despins ... Albert
Richard Waugh ... Sapperstein
Mark Camacho ... Sapperstein's Cousin
Marie-Josée Colburn ... Woman in Study (as Marie-Josee D'Amours)
Gavin Svensson Gavin Svensson ... Man in Study
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Storyline

Three generations of method acting giants unite for this crime thriller written by Kario Salem and directed by Frank Oz. Robert De Niro stars as Nick Wells, an aging thief whose specialty is safe-cracking and who is on the verge of retiring to a life of ease, running his jazz club and romancing his girlfriend Diane (Angela Bassett). But before he can ride off into the sunset, Nick is pressured to do one last job by his mentor and business partner, a flamboyant and extravagant upscale fence named Max (Marlon Brando). Max is plotting the heist of the Montreal Customs House, and he's got a man on the inside, Jackie Teller (Edward Norton), a talented but volatile crook who has managed to ingratiate himself with the facility's staff as a fellow employee suffering from cerebral palsy. Jackie bristles at Nick's interference in "his" score, however, and threatens violence when it seems he's going to be cut out of the action. In the meantime, Nick grows increasingly ill at ease about the ...

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There are no partners in crime

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Germany | Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 November 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuenta final See more »

Filming Locations:

Kahnawake, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,018,807, 15 July 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$71,069,884, 14 October 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,579,918, 31 December 2002
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Marlon Brando previously appeared in Bedtime Story (1964), which was remade by Director Frank Oz as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988). See more »

Goofs

The method used to blow the door off the safe by filling it with water and then igniting a charge would have completely crushed the scepter and the metal box it was in. Besides, safes aren't watertight. See more »

Quotes

Nick: Have you lost your fucking mind?
Max: Yes, years ago!
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Soundtracks

I'll Make It Up As I Go
Words and Music by David Foster and Amy Foster-Gillies (as Amy Gillies)
Performed by Diana Krall
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
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User Reviews

Not bad, but...
22 December 2001 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

First of all, I didn't hate this movie. The acting was good, the locations were colorful and interesting, and I wasn't bored. (Even though the plot of the movie moved slowly, each scene was interesting for one thing or another.) But we've all seen this basic plot many times. Sometimes seeing a formula once again can be fun, if it's filled with energy or a different perspective. But this movie just seemed content to present what we've seen before, and add nothing new to them. If you're bored this movie will do, but I don't think it's one to go out of your way for.

(P.S. - Fans of Brando and Bassett will be disappointed; not only are their roles very small, but their parts could easily have been written out with no real consequence to the story.)


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