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Bandits (2001)

Cast: Joey Box, Russell Towery, Robin Bonaccorsi, more...
Director: Barry Levinson
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Studio: MGM
Genre: Comedies, Romantic Comedy, Manhunt, Quest, Manhunt, Manhunt
Running Time: 123 min.
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
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Director Barry Levinson follows up the low-budget An Everlasting Piece (2000) with another comedy, this one of the homegrown variety from former Twin Peaks (1990) TV series writer Harley Peyton. Bruce Willis stars as suave bank robber Joe, who has escaped from prison with his hypochondriac buddy Terry (Billy Bob Thornton). Together, the two men have devised a clever scheme to take a bank officer hostage the night before a heist, then simply escort the executive to work early the next morning when they clean out the vault. Their ingenious methods have led to the men becoming media darlings dubbed "the Sleepover Bandits," but all Joe and Terry want is to make a nice pile of money before crossing the Mexican border to a life of freedom and legitimacy. Their quest gets more complicated when Terry is struck by a car driven by Kate Wheeler (Cate Blanchett), a bored housewife who's then forced to join their crime spree. Soon both Joe and Terry are in love with Kate and she with them, realizing that the two friends put together pretty much equal the perfect man. Bandits co-stars Troy Garity, son of actress Jane Fonda. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide

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great buddy flick featuring a unique odd couple. by psychodrama311 May 27, 2003 - 12:22 AM PDT
4 out of 4 members found this review helpful
mention billy bob thornton and you get a picture of off beat characters (angelina jolie of course) and a superb actor. mention bruce willis and of course you think of die hard.. and numerous other action flicks. now put those two into a tale of bank robbing.. getting that one last bank heist so they can go to the islands and open up a nightclub. sounds good? well it plays out better then most films that follow this genre.. the acting is superb.. the teaming of willis and thornton was a top rate casting call and with cate blanchett topping them both.. this movie played out very well.

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