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How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It) (2007)

Caught in the middle of a bank robbery, a slacker and a bank employee become the ones who arbitrate the intense situation.

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Andrews Jenkins

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nick Stahl ... Jinx
Erika Christensen ... Jessica
Gavin Rossdale ... Simon
Terry Crews ... Officer DeGepse
David Carradine ... Nick
Leo Fitzpatrick ... Gunman
Adriano Aragon ... Fellow Officer
Britt Delano ... Key Witness
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Lerude ... SWAT Sniper #1 (credit only)
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Storyline

Jinx has coasted through life oblivious to the world around him and without a care in the world. His life is thrown into a spin when he gets caught in the middle of a bank heist and is forced to arbitrate this intense situation between the thieves and the police. Written by Archlight Films

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$109, 10 February 2008

Gross USA:

$1,006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,006
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The full list of tips shown throughout the film on how to rob a bank are: Tip #1 - Decide to rob a bank. Tip #2 - Have a plan. Tip #3 - Have a back-up plan. Tip #4 - Establish clear communications. Tip #5 - Choose your partners carefully. Tip #6 - Expect the unexpected. Tip #7 - Shit happens. Tip #8 - Don't get greedy. Tip #9 - Remember, shit happens. Tip #10 - Hang up and know when to walk away. See more »

Goofs

Jinx stops the roll of tape with the bottom of his right foot, but removes it from the bottom of his left foot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jason 'Jinx' Taylor: Life is stealing from you. Literally. Surcharge by surcharge. Convenience is bleeding you dry. Nickel by nickel. Chump change. That dime you don't even bother to bend over to pick up on the sidewalk is the same dime you get bent over for by all these services. You want to call 411, that'll cost fifty cents. You want to actually place that call, that'll be an additional forty-nine cents. That adds up to guys like you and me. On any given day, I have twenty dollars before pay day. ...
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Special Thanks to: All Our Friends and Family And to Anyone Who's Ever Been Screwed by an ATM See more »

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References Columbo (1971) See more »

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Boys Better
Performed by The Dandy Warhols (as Dandy Warhols)
Courtesy of EMI Music
Written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor (as C. Taylor)
Published by Dandy Warhol Music (BMI)
Administered by King, Holms, Paterno & Berliner
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alright for ,and as a weired-wacky comedy
6 June 2008 | by beregicSee all my reviews

a "dark" comedy with some weired moments,very "new age" production style; hot babe (by universal terms at least).

i did not find it "bad" at all; i have seen better from this genre, yet there is a certain "sweetness" that will likely keep you watch on, without feeling "bored" generally(the first 5-10 minutes i found them as irrelevant), even if the whole action happens in and in-between the "valut"(Nick Stahl and Erika Christensen), bank's main floor (with the bad guys+ hostage), and the front street with Terry Crews (as the negotiator).

i say "new age" dark comedy because there are many scenes that technically suppose to be funny but they are not; such as letting you think" along the line "ok...and...?". however the plot keeps reinventing itself to the point where the unfunny becomes comic, but still with the ability to hold its course. basically if you like British humor( even if it is a Hollywood production) and looking for pure entertainment values, this might be for you. and especially if you are part of the young generation and/or withing the start of the middle age one.

i found the end to be disappointing in traditional sense and there also some references to internet use that play out right from the "regulaters" political agenda! there are way too many phones and calls involved yet i THINK i can see the sarcasm in itself (if this was intended to be commercial it definitely fails flat and the investors should demand their money back).actually the plot in itself falls flat as well, since the "surcharge" theme has been played out many times before and much better. the thing that holds quiet well the movie together are the wacky dialogs(or most of them) and the camera work. David Carradine is a nice touch even if only actually see him once(i recognized his voice from a mile away without looking into credits first).

all in all is a good "progressive" time waster. it entertains


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