The Real McCoy

Synopsis: Karen McCoy is a thief who after getting caught is sent to prison for 6 years. After getting released she tries to see her son but her ex won't let her and tells her that he told their son she's dead. Karen's boss, Schmidt who left her in prison wants her to help him with a job. But she refuses. She tries to go straight but her parole officer makes things tough for her. Eventually she learns that Schmidt and her parole officer are working together to get her to do the job. When she still refuses, they grab her son. She then does the case work, one of Schmidt's people, Barker tries to help her.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Russell Mulcahy
Production: Universal Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

Freeze! Stand back,

or we'll fire!

Don't move!

- All right! Be good now!

- Unlock!

McCoy. A-4-2-7-1?

One wallet, leather.

Pair of sunglasses,

Ray Bans.

One pack of gum,


One condom.

- Ribbed?

- Guess I was ahead of my time.

- Where'd ya get on, Savannah?

- Athens.

Athens. Is that right?

Pretty little place,


Uh, headin'

to Atlanta, huh?

- Uh-huh.

- You work there?

- Used to.

- Doin' what?

I robbed banks.

Robbed banks.

Excuse me.

- So if anybody wants...

to jump in and grab 'em

before they're gone...

- The men's three-diamond ring...

- Hello?

- Is Roy there?

- Well, who's calling?


Karen who?

Karen McCoy.

Roy. It's your ex.



Don't sound so scared, Roy.

- Where are you?

- I'm downtown at the train station.

What'd you do, escape?

- I'm on parole.

- Oh, Christ.

Look, I gotta get my stuff. All I've got

is the suit I went to court in.

Well, uh, I don't want

you comin' to the house.

- I'll just meet you at Mario's.

- What?

- Mario's at 4:

- Okay. Tomorrow, 4:00?

- Yeah. 4:

- Roy?

How's Patrick?


Okay, everybody hit the floor!

This is a stickup!

Oh! Oh!

I'm sorry, ma'am.

Just step to the side, please.

- All right, gimme all your money.

- I can't do that.

- Why not?

- I haven't got the key.

- Well, get the key.

- I can't.

- Why not?

- The manager's got it.

- Well, get the manager.

- I can't. He went home.

Shut up!

Okay, Mr. Smarty-pants.

- This is a gun.

Okay, hang on!

Don't blow it.

- Okay.

- Where did you want your new a**hole?

I'm Gary Buckner. I been appointed

by the State to supervise your parole.

Why didn't you call me when

you came in last night?

Well, it was late. I knew

I would be seeing you today...

- so I didn't think that you would...

- Wait a minute.

You didn't think?

I think that you don't understand...

- what being on parole really means.

- Mr. Buckner...

I'm the boss

is what it means.

You say somethin' I don't like, I'm

gonna throw your butt back in the can.

You do somethin' I don't like, I'm gonna

throw your butt back in the can.

You don't report, I'm gonna

throw your butt back in the can.

You don't call, your butt is back in the

can. You violate your parole in any way,

you are back in the can,

do you understand me?

Karen, I really

want to be friends.

But it's gonna take


Now what are you gonna do to cooperate

with the State of Georgia?

I'd like to get a job...

- and find a place to live.

- Mm-hmm.

Well, first, you're gonna have to spend

a month in that halfway house.

Mr. Buckner, I spent

six years in prison.

I've got a son who doesn't even know me.

I need my own place to live.

What can I tell ya?

- Couldn't you just give me a break?

- No, ma'am.

I can't give breaks. You gotta earn 'em,

but I'll tell you what, Karen.

You keep that pretty little figure

of yours, get yourself a job...

and do exactly what your

parole officer tells you,

and I'll let you out of that

halfway house, okay? Okay.

Oh, uh, Karen?

One more thing.

You stay out of them damn

banks, now you hear me?

Frankly, I agree,

but I've changed.

- Oh, thanks.

- Just don't let me down, J.T.

- Straight like an arrow, Mel.

- Right.

- Who the hell is that?

- She was released yesterday.

Mac somethin'... McDonald, McCoy.

Karen McCoy.

The Karen McCoy?

See ya.

Hey! Hey!

Uh, wait a minute.

Excuse me. Are you

who I think you are?

You are.

I can't believe it.

- Me neither.

- I'm sorry, I'm sorry. Uh, J.T. Barker.

What do you want,

my handbag?

Listen, I'm your biggest fan.

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William Davies

William Davies (sometimes credited William Davis or Will Davies) is an English screenwriter and film producer. He has written and co-written a number of films including 1988's Twins, The Real McCoy, Johnny English, Alien Autopsy, Flushed Away, How to Train Your Dragon, Johnny English Reborn and Puss in Boots. more…

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