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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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Box Office

Budget:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Roger (Christopher Walken) and George (William H. Macy) try to lift a crate using a shovel as leverage. William H. Macy played a character called Shoveler, who uses a shovel as a weapon in Mystery Men (1999). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie they are supposed to be on Miami Beach, but the background clearly shows hills and geography that is not Florida. 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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Try it...really...please...
6 June 2010 | by skunkgyrlSee all my reviews

I loved this movie. Hubby brought it home for my birthday pizza-movie night and it was wonderful. The characters are different from what you would normally see these fine actors playing and it seems like they enjoyed it! The performances were uniformly excellent. The story was lovely.

And I, at least, believed that these pieces were THAT important to these characters. I think if you stand in the presence of art for hours...days...months...years...you could easily find in it the source for what you feel you are missing.

Some of the reviews say it is slow, but I think sometimes it is so nice to take a little time to get to know the characters in a story rather than having their life story shoved down your throat in 90 seconds so that the explosions can begin...give it a try...please...


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