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

- Sure!

You're very beautiful.

I really mean that.

- Is it embarrassing, when I say that?

- Uh huh, it does.

That's a pretty hat.

Thank you.

- Yeah, I see it all over town.

- Really?

I haven't seen it around town.

Yeah, they have it on sale.

I passed them, while I was walking

around the streets.

I passed a million of them

in one of those bins.

That's alright.

I can watch to eat for nice.


After dinner, we went for a walk.

I uh, asked her for a lock of

her hair you know.

And we didn't have any scissors so

I tried pulling it out.

And she was a good sport

I tell you know.

I'm telling you when she gets

excited she stuttered.

She was so cute that way.

I like a girl who stutters.

They turn red, always gasping

for breathe you know it's sweet.

And she, um,

she was an expert on laundry.

She was fantastic.

I offered her to let her do my shorts

and she was very moved

by that I think.

She just knows everything

about underwear.

I never saw anyone who knew

so much about socks and T-shirts.

She was some kind of

genius that way.

G... g... good night Virgil.

Continuing his deception,

Virgil sees Louise more frequently.

When she questions him about his

cello playing, he avoids the subject.

In order to better understand Louise,

let us examine her background briefly.

Adopted at age two, from a cruel

and impoverished orphanage

by a cruel military man and his wife,

she was subjected to an upbringing

of extreme discipline.

Which left her shy and withdrawn.

Never having a real home,

she lived on army bases

while her father pursued

a brilliant military career.

But after 30 years the cadet

his rank to corporal.

Her mother, an alcoholic turns

to religion for comfort

and quickly becomes a fanatic.

She responds to Louise's need for love

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Heywood "Woody" Allen is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, and playwright, whose career spans more than six decades. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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