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Foolproof (2003)

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Kevin, Sam and Rob are founding members of a theoretical group which pulls off heists. Leo, a gangster, blackmails them into pulling off a real multi-million dollar heist. Now it's up to them to get out alive.

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William Phillips
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Kevin
Kristin Booth ... Sam
Joris Jarsky ... Rob
Sean Sullivan ... Stan
Tara Slone Tara Slone ... Maggie
Soo Garay ... Hamish Receptionist
William House William House ... Stanley Q. Hamish
Wai Choy ... Harry
James Allodi ... Detective Mason
Mif ... Kenny (as Anthony Mifsud)
Duff MacDonald ... Harlon
David Suchet ... Leo Gillette
David Hewlett ... Lawrence Yeager
Laura Catalano Laura Catalano ... Sandi
Philip Craig ... Albert Humphrey
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Twenty-something Torontonians and friends Kevin, Sam and Rob play a game they call Foolproof: they plan foolproof heists, but without the intention of actually carrying them out. They have a few rules in the game, including the three having the necessary technical and physical abilities to carry out the tasks required for the heist, the plan cannot include loaded guns, and there is no violence meaning that no one gets hurt. They try to be as meticulous if not more so than the best high stakes thieves. The fun is in knowing they could do it if they truly wanted. Their collective lives change when someone breaks into Sam's apartment and steals their latest plan for a jewelry warehouse heist. After the warehouse is hit, the culprit identifies himself to them as Leo 'The Touch' Gillette, a known but never convicted high stakes thief who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. He tells them that the break-in at Sam's apartment was not by accident, and that part of his grand plan is to ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The website that Rob is logging onto when he finds a diamond in his keyboard is www.heistmania.com. In reality, the site was non-existent. As of September 2018, it's home to an unpopulated Wordpress site. See more »

Goofs

When Kevin goes undercover to Hamish Intl. he takes a lot of things out of his yellow bag and then he starts putting all back. In the process, several items disappear and reappear on the counter between shots. See more »

Quotes

Leo Gillette: [about Sam's diary] Don't worry, I skipped the more personal entries. I'm a thief, not a scoundrel.
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Referenced in Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006) See more »

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Wild, Sweet & Cool
Performed by The Crystal Method (as Crystal Method)
Written by Ken Jordan / Scott Kirkland / Tom Morello
Used by permission of EMI Virgin Music, Inc., EMI Virgin Songs, Inc.
Harder Faster Music/Drug Money Music
Courtesy of Outpost Recordings/Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Canada Inc.
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Pleasantly Surprised
29 February 2004 | by GatecrasherfilmsSee all my reviews

I rented this video on a whim as I enjoy heist flicks, but went in expecting really grade B material. I ended up thoroughly enjoying this film! Ryan Reynolds and the cast were funny without overdoing it and worked well together. The film wasn't burdened with cheesy dialogue, hokey special effects and the such. Throughout it maintained a smart approach toward keeping the characters in the forefront. Yes, the heist sequences were detailed and decent in their own right and is on par with that of Entrapment but maybe even better: cool to watch without it being way, way over the top. But we never lose sight of the three central characters. It's finding these small niche gems that make watching films an adventure.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2003 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Täydellinen tehtävä See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$230,312, 5 October 2003

Gross USA:

$458,990

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$779,036
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Québec)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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