Take the Money and Run

Synopsis: This film is presented as a documentary on the life of an incompetent, petty criminal called Virgil Starkwell. It describes the early childhood and youth of Virgil, his failure at a musical career, and his obsession with bank robberies. The film uses a voice over narrative and interviews with his family, friends and acquaintances.
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Woody Allen
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

With parole as inducement,

Virgil submits to the vaccine test.

It is a success,

except for one temporary side effect.

For several hours,

he is turned into a rabbi.

And so the reason we celebrate the

Passover holidays is by eating Matzo,

is to commemorate

the time that Moses

led the children of Israel from Egypt.

He has so many good points.

Yeah, yeah... name.

He had all sorts of

mechanical abilities.

He was artistic.

You remember the painting

he did for you on your birthday?

He's a no good atheist,

that's what he is.

I tried to teach him about God.

Would he listen? No!

Virgil leaves prison apprehensive.

But with some hope that

he can began a new life.

Instead he finds the world

difficult to cope with.

Ashamed to go home, he rents

a cheap room in a strange city.

Desperate and broke, Virgil tries

to support himself with small crimes.

Here he attempts to rob

a local pet shop.

I hope you haven't been watching me,

I'm not very good.

Uh, I was strolling down here

just now and noticed that

you were drawing something

and I'd a...

- You can look at it, if you want.

- Can I?

Though it's not very good.

Oh, I wouldn't say that.

I think that's... that's wonderful.

- I uh... uh...

- It's not very good.

Well, I think that's very good, actually.

I think you can probably make cash.

- Are you an artist?

- No, of course not. I'm not an artist.

No? Well, what do you do?

- I'm a laundress.

- Laundress?

- Laundry?

- Yeah. I wash clothes, in Maryland.

That's great!

No it isn't. I like it,

but it's not particularly interesting.

- What's your name?

- Louise. What's yours?

Virgil. Starkwell, Virgil Starkwell.

- What do you do?

- What I do? What I do?

Um... I play the cello.

- Oh! That's fantastic.

- I'm a cellist.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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