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The Opportunists (2000)

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A struggling auto mechanic with a criminal past agrees to one last heist to pay off his debts.

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Myles Connell

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Myles Connell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Walken ... Vic Kelly
Peter McDonald ... Michael Lawlor (as Peter Mcdonald)
Anne Pitoniak Anne Pitoniak ... Aunt Dee
Kate Burton ... Rest Home Sister
Jim Mayzik ... Rest Home Priest
Vera Farmiga ... Miriam Kelly
Donal Logue ... Pat Duffy
Cyndi Lauper ... Sally Mahon
Paul D'Amato ... Dylan
Wally Dunn ... Harry
Olek Krupa ... Ted Walikaki
Chuck Cooper ... Arnon Morris
John Ortiz ... Ismail Espinoza
José Zúñiga ... Jesus Del Toro (as Jose Zuniga)
Branden Vega Branden Vega ... Tony Del Toro
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Storyline

Vic is a struggling auto mechanic with a safe-cracking past and a lot of debt. His girlfriend runs a bar and offers to loan him the money she's saved for remodeling, but Vic is reluctant to take it. When a long-lost cousin from Ireland shows up on his doorstep, the two team up for one last heist. Written by Anonymous

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Crime pays. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

6 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Polish

Release Date:

11 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alkalom szüli a... See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,967, 13 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$581,142, 5 November 2000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When they are renovating the bar, the painter in the background is moving the paint roller up and down the wall, but no paint is transferring onto the wall. See more »

Crazy Credits

Thanks to Ma Connell and the clan. Special thanks to Adele, Bobby and the rest of the gang at Buffa's. See more »

Soundtracks

Alone In This House
Written by Joe Flood
Performed by The Flying Neutrinos
Published by Jungle Curry Music
Administered by Bug Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Artists Only Records
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Like "The Florentine" , "The Opportunists" is quiet but good .......
17 November 2009 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Definitely low key, with only a nosebleed of violence, this caper movie is both unpredictable and entertaining. Christopher Walken, Cyndi Lauper, along with the entire cast, are excellent. What drives the film into above average territory is tremendous character development. We actually get to know who is pulling the heist, rather than rushing into it. So what you get is a very quiet film with likable characters who you care about. If you are looking for an edge of your seat high tech robbery movie, avoid this. If on the other hand you would like to relax and take time to understand some interesting thieves, seek out "The Opportunists". - MERK


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