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The Maiden Heist (2009)

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A comedy centered on three museum security guards who devise a plan to steal back the artworks to which they have become attached after they are transferred to another museum.

Director:

Peter Hewitt

Writer:

Michael LeSieur
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Walken ... Roger Barlow
Joseph McKenna ... Lead Villain
Wynn Everett ... Docent
Patricia B. Till Patricia B. Till ... Rude Museum Patron
Marcia Gay Harden ... Rose Barlow
Bhavesh Patel ... Donnie (as Bhavesh R. Patel)
Todd Weeks ... Curator
Philip Dorn Hebert Philip Dorn Hebert ... Needlebaum
Morgan Freeman ... Charles Peterson
William H. Macy ... George McLendon
Jim Chiros Jim Chiros ... Sculptor
Breckin Meyer ... Starving Artist
Stephen Stapinski ... Bob
Bates Wilder ... Warehouse Foreman
Anthony Cascio Anthony Cascio ... Tony (as Anthony M. Cascio)
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Storyline

Three middle-age guards learn that their museum has sold a wing of art to a Danish museum. Each has a favorite in that collection, and none can imagine life without the peace and completion it brings. Though mere acquaintances, they plot a theft of the three pieces between the time they are packed and the time they're loaded onto a plane. First each must obtain a forgery; then, they have to smuggle the forgeries into the museum and find a way to make the switches. The heist is complicated by Roger's intrusive wife - he's promised her a trip to Florida for their anniversary - and George's proclivity for taking his clothes off when standing in front of the warrior statue he loves. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They're not bad guys. Just bad thieves.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 2010 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

The Heist See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the script, the scene of George first stowing away in the crate, ended where he gets back out of it. The remainder of the scene was ad-libbed by William H. Macy and Christopher Walken. Walken does indeed have arthritis in his hands. See more »

Goofs

During the end beach scene at the end of the movie Rose's hand position changes between camera angles. Her hand is by her face, then elsewhere, then by her face again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lead Villain: I sincerely apologize for disturbing your afternoon. If you relax, and stay calm, you will all be here alive. We have come only for the girl.
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Connections

Features Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

The Halls of Montezuma
(aka "The Marines Hymn")
Music by Jacques Offenbach (uncredited)
Written by M.L. Lake (as Mayhew Lake)
Courtesy of APM Music LLC
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cool fun film
7 February 2010 | by dexterukSee all my reviews

I really Enjoyed this film, and it was full of some suspense. Its a rather different film for sure. Other reviewers do not like how its unbelevable, but have they worked in such a place for any period of time, are they art lovers themselves? are they ever captivated by anything in life. I think this shows very well the obsessive nature of people. Anything can take a persons fancy, and become an obsession, a piece of sting, how mundane it is to some, could be someones obsession, and they could know all manner of things about it.

so in that respect this film touches on a good subject, has fun moments, and is not made to be a serious film, its a fun film, just i think people need to relax more and learn to just enjoy it.


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