Thief

Frank (James Caan) is a professional thief, one of the best in the business, who wants to make one last big score so he can settle down with his girlfriend Jessie (Tuesday Weld). That desire gets him involved with vicious big-time mobster Leo (Robert Prosky) and the robbery of a high-security vault in Los Angeles, aided by his friend Barry (Jim Belushi)....read more

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Frank (James Caan) is a professional thief, one of the best in the business, who wants to make one last big score so he can settle down with his girlfriend Jessie (Tuesday Weld). That desire gets him involved with vicious big-time mobster Leo (Robert Prosky) and the robbery of a

high-security vault in Los Angeles, aided by his friend Barry (Jim Belushi). This was the first feature film for director Michael Mann (MANHUNTER, TV's "Miami Vice"), and it was a stunner. Mann demonstrates an understanding of the casting, location, costumes, music (a superior score by Tangerine

Dream), and visuals. The performances by Caan, Prosky, Belushi, and Weld are nothing less than terrific. Caan has his best role since THE GODFATHER, but Prosky (TV's "Hill Street Blues") nearly steals the film by underplaying the role of the powerful mob chieftain. This film is brutally realistic

in its street language and violence, so sensitive viewers should be warned.