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The Steal

  • 1994
  • John Hay
  • 90 mins
  • PG
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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

This has a strong cast, but then that's usually the least of the problems facing most British comedies - it's the uninspired direction and script that leave the talented players floundering. Alfred Molina and Helen Slater play the amateur crooks out to rob a City firm, who get mixed up in an increasingly hysterical series of misadventures. The leads do their best, and there are enthusiastic turns from the likes of Jack Dee, Stephen Fry, Dinsdale Landen and Peter Bowles, yet this must go down as another missed opportunity.

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Credits

Cast

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CliffAlfred Molina
KimHelen Slater
Lord ChildwellPeter Bowles
Sir WilmotDinsdale Landen
JeremiahHeathcote Williams
WimborneStephen Fry
Cecil, bank doormanBryan Pringle
Mrs FawkesPatricia Hayes
Wilmot's servantJack Dee
BeggarIan Porter

Crew

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DirectorJohn Hay

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Brothers
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains some swearing.
Formats
Colour
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