Synopsis: Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specializing in high-profile diamond jobs. After having spent many years in prison, he has a very concrete picture of what he wants out of life--including a nice home, a wife, and kids. As soon as he is able to assemble the pieces of this collage, by means of his chosen profession, he intends to retire and become a model citizen. In an effort to accelerate this process, he signs on to take down a huge score for a big-time gangster. Unfortunately, Frank's obsession for his version of the American Dream allows him to overlook his natural wariness and mistrust, when making the deal for his final job. He is thus ensnared and robbed of his freedom, his independence, and, ultimately, his dream.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Michael Mann
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  2 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min

the cash on him? What?

I'm talking

to somebody's somebody.

I will know in 25 minutes.

Get the work car and meet me

at Armitage and Lincoln.

Jimmy, here, here.

On the side,

Gags was laying down juice loans...

on the street

for this Attaglia, right?

He was turning in

the vig money...

but he was putting

in his pocket the principal.

They found out

he was screwing 'em over.

They went crazy.


- Gags down our merch?

- Yeah. At the R.D. Lounge.

Pauli saw it go down.

It was your money in Gags' pocket

when he went out the window.

You keep this runnin'.

Can I help you?

Yes, please.

I'd like to see a Mr...

- I want a cup too.

- Sure. Where's your cup?

Back by the machine.

I'm sorry. What were you saying?

Yes. Mr. Attaglia.

I'd like to see him.

You've made a delivery of some plating,

and I had problems with it.

Just a minute.

There's someone to see you

about some plating.


- Back there.

- Thank you.

I'm Mr. Attaglia.

You didn't get a delivery

or somethin'? Sit down.

Zinc? What?

My name is Frank...

and that was bullshit.

- What is this?

- "This" is Joe Gags.

185,000 of my money.

We have this problem.

What problem?

What are you talkin' about?

He was moving

my merchandise...

so the money in his pocket when

he went out the window is my money.

This is a plating company.

What are you telling me this shit?

"Shit"? I want my money.

Hey, I don't know

what you're talkin' about...

Mr. Frank La La... whatever.

- Some guy die?

- Yes.

The estate goes to probate. Take it to

probate court. What do you bug me with this?

I come here to discuss

a piece of business with you.

And what are you gonna do?

You gonna tell me fairy tales?

Who the f*ck are you, slick?

Somebody knows you?

What are you, crazy?

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Michael Mann

Michael Kenneth Mann (born February 5, 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. more…

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