David Mamet takes this story of thieves along many twists and turns. Gene Hackman plays the brilliant leader of a gang (Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay & Rebecca Pigeon as Hackman's youngish wife), which pulls off complex heists for a despicable fence (Danny DeVito). After stiffing the gang on a jewelry robbery, DeVito forces the gang to go after a Swiss gold shipment and to use his nephew (Sam Rockwell) in the crime. No one trusts anyone and every step is shaded with the unexpected.
In ''Heist,'' David Mamet applies himself to a creaky subgenre: the last-big-score picture, in which an aging master thief is paired with a cocky, not entirely reliable youngster. Read More >>>