"★★★★ – unrolled the blueprint for Mann's meticulous aesthetic" – Empire
Screening to mark the passing of Hollywood icon James Caan, he is on terrific form here as Frank – and Michael Mann’s influential minimalist neo-noir looks as authentic and original today as it did in 1981.
Determined to lead a normal life, professional safecracker Frank agrees to one last heist... but things are never simple when you’re working for the mob.
Mann used real thieves as technical advisors on the film and the Tangerine Dream soundtrack is a joy; Donald Thorin’s moody and brilliant cinematography seals the deal.
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Dir: Michael Mann
Cast: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Dennis Farina
USA 1981, 123mins