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Thief [DVD] [Special Edition]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In THIEF (based on the novel by Frank Hohimer), James Caan plays Frank, a top-notch jewel thief who has done his time in prison and now dreams of the good life. For him, that means a wife, kids, a house, and a car rather than a dangerous life of crime. However, by signing on to a final big-time heist for the mob, Frank unwittingly makes himself invaluable to his powerful underworld employers, who have no intention of letting him retire. Soon Frank finds himself trailed by both the mob and the police, unable to escape to the new life he so desperately wants. Continuing with his theme of people trapped in circumstances beyond their control, director Michael Mann creates a riveting, emotionally taut film that features an intense performance by Caan. With its outstanding action scenes, THIEF recalls such great heist films as TO CATCH A THIEF and THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 907024

  • Credits
    James Caan, Willie Nelson, Tuesday Weld, Susan Ker Weld, Tom Signorelli, Robert Prosky, James Belushi, Jim Belushi, Claude Conrad, Dennis Farina
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A slick crime-drama with a well-developed sense of pathos running throughout. James Caan comes up with a particularly convincing portrait of the central figure..."
    Variety

    "...An impressive debut for Mann's street-corner existentialism..." -- Rating: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...THIEF remains one of the most accurate movies ever made about career criminals..."
    Total Film

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