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Bank Robber

  • Comedy
  • Crime/detective
  • 1993
  • Nick Mead
  • 89 mins
  • 18

Summary

Billy, a hopeless romantic, robs banks wearing business suits, in a desperate attempt to hold on to his three-timing girl friend, Selina. Billy believes Selina only likes him for the thrill that his bank robberies offer, and the gifts he bestows upon her. Wanting to give up his criminal life, he plans a final bank heist in order to buy a sailboat and sail away with Selina. Billy dons a business suit and pulls off the robbery. However, he fails to dismantle a security camera, and his face is recorded. Billy hides out at the nearby "Heartbreak Hotel," and sees his image on the television news. Before long, hotel clerks, delivery men, and drug dealers recognize Billy, and extort him for money. Meanwhile, he becomes depressed when he realizes that Selina has been unfaithful. Billy consoles himself in the arms of a prostitute named Priscilla, who soon falls in love with him.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

A modern-day version of the Robin Hood legend, with further twists provided by the fact that this outlaw not only steals from the rich, but also gets shafted by the poor. Most of the action takes place in one room in writer/director Nick Mead's conceptually interesting mix of dark comedy, surreal action and extreme social significance. With the exception of a bland Patrick Dempsey, the cast rises to the offbeat occasion, providing exuberant fun and some seriously sexy moments.

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Credits

Cast

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BillyPatrick Dempsey
PriscillaLisa Bonet
Officer GrossJudge Reinhold
Officer BattleForest Whitaker
SelinaOlivia D'Abo
Marisa BenoitMariska Hargitay
1st night clerkMichael Jeter
2nd night clerkJoe Alaskey
MotherPaula Kelly

Crew

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DirectorNick Mead

Details

Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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