Thick As Thieves

Synopsis: In New York, the experienced art thief, Keith Ripley, invites the bold thief from Miami, Gabriel Martin, to team up with him. He plans the heist of two valuable mysterious antique Faberge eggs, located in a safe, of the well protected Russian jewelry Romanov. Each egg is worth twenty million dollars on the black market, and Ripley needs his cut to free himself from his debt to a powerful mobster, known as Nicky. The reluctant Gabriel agrees to participate, after having a one night stand with Ripley's goddaughter Alexandra Karolin. Meanwhile, the persistent Lieutenant Weber, who has unsuccessfully tried to put Ripley in jail for twenty years, figures out how to anticipate the movements of the criminal in order to catch him.
Director(s): Mimi Leder
Production: First Look Studios
104 min

All right.

I know, I know, I know.

A gun...

It's dangerous for no one except you.

You know what I want, don't you?


You're wasting time.

Don't f*** with me!

Open it. Open it!

Open it!

Give me what I want.

I don't understand,

I don't have anything else.

If the man's offering you

all that money, I'd take it.

When I need financial advice,

I'll call my broker.

- I'm just saying, is all.

- Whatever.

Take off your coat.

Take off your coat!

- Now, how hard was that?

- Excuse me.

Mister, I thought I told...

What the?...

Go, go! Move! Everybody down!

Move! Move!


Go, go, go!

Suspect white or Hispanic male.

Wearing a reflective vest.

He's on top of the cars.

All units at Vernon Jackson.

Everybody down! Stay down!

Other end!

Everybody down!

Keep moving! Keep moving!

Move, move! Everybody down!

Face down on the platform!

Come on, face down!

Everybody off the train!

Come on, face down!

Get down!

- Officer...

- Move!

Come on, guys, get down!

Get your ass down!

Get down!

Get down! Search the tracks!

He went down the tunnel?

Check the tunnel, check the roof.

Come on, people!

Face down on the ground now!

He jumped!

He was on the roof!

This train is closed.

Nobody gets on.

Sir, I need you to calm down.

Get these people moving.

Stop right there.

The punk's got balls...

but no positive identification.

No... huh, there's another

camera pointing at the platform.

Michaels, stop it right there.

You see what I see?

- Maybe.

- That's him, Lieutenant.

That's who?

How long have you been

a detective, Micheals?

I'm 22 years in robbery

and homicide.

One of your subcategories

of robbery is art theft.

There's a lot of that in the Apple.

Are you aware of that, Michaels?

- I guess so, yeah.

- I wasn't.

When I was your age, I was happy

with regular murder and mayhem.

Lieutenant Weber minored

in art history at Fordham.


Anyway, the Chief starts

calling me Lieutenant Picasso...

and puts me in charge

every time there is the theft...

of as much as an Etch-A-Sketch.

Two decades,

I've been putting 'em all away.

Everybody but him, Keith Ripley.

He's the best there is.

Howdy, Keith.

You've been bad boy.

- Perhaps I could give you 15.

- No.

That is not possible.

I wouldn't take less than 100.

I'm just saying, is all.

- You...

- Mind if I borrow this?

- Well, I may have wanted to use it.

- Mm.

But yours will do.

Will you please put down my gun?

There's one thing

you should be aware of, Gabriel,

or do you prefer Seor Martin?

The police cannot arrest you

for armed robbery,

if your gun isn't loaded.

Your point?

You think I'd walk around

with a loaded shotgun?

Let's see.

- You could have checked.

- Why?

You have my diamonds,

my score, my money.


Nice meeting you both. Bye.

By the way,

I was going to ask for 125.

I'm just saying, is all.

- Gabriel, stay.

- Why?

What else do you want?

You gonna shoot me now?

Well, in as much as

you did steal the diamonds,

I figure it's only fair

to share the proceeds with you.

So to what do I owe

this act of generosity?

I have a proposition

I wish to discuss with you.


how did you know

I would come here,

as well as my name?

It's part of the proposition...

Oh, sh*t!

- Come on:

- All right, take it easy, take it easy.

Nicky would like his money.

- Ask him.

- Thank you.

This is between you and them.

Got nothing to do with me.

Everything does now.

Call this interest.

Nicky is tired of waiting for you.

You must have very bad karma.

I actually don't believe in it.

Still, about this propos...

No, no, no, no!

You're totally out of your mind.

Good night.

- Hey.

- What?

Here's your karma.

- What was in the other envelope?

- Your cut.

Now you've got mine.


- Think about it.

- Yeah, sure, yeah.


Now... what do you want?

A partner.

What'd you think

I was doing on that train?

- I was watching you work.

- Hm.

I've been your shadow

ever since you got to town.

So why were you in my town

robbing subways?

It's hurricane season in Miami.

I don't like hurricanes.

Or you didn't feel like

going back to Angola.

It's over.

Lesson learned.


Gabriel Martin is a rock star.

So why were you holding

open-mike night on the subway...

for a lousy 100 grand?

Two reasons...

Yes, Miami was getting too hot.

And perhaps you can relate to this.


Sometimes you just need

to feel the rush.

The juice.


You know what I mean.


you took down two jewelers...

for a few stones from Romanov's.

My idea is Romanov's itself.


Specifically, two Faberg eggs

worth 20 million dollars...


It's a two-man job.

Do I have your attention?

Wait here.

I hear they prefer cash...

or your first-born.

Why don't you try

The Standard instead?


Of who?

The mystery bandit.

I'm afraid that type of thing

is not my style.

Well, I think this guy's

got panache... guts.

And a passing resemblance,

at least in body type.

Well, you don't have

to rob trains to have panache.

Or guts... but you've gotta admit that

kind of thing immediately brands you.

My treat... too painful watching

you attempt to read Cyrillic.

Oh, no, no, no... I was just... huh,

looking at the picture.

So you are jealous.

Yes... you got me there.


I've gotta get this...

Chinese food to my boss...

so, um...

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Ted Humphrey

Ted Humphrey is an American television and film writer and producer. He has worked in both capacities on the series The Nine and The Unit and the legal dramas Shark and The Good Wife. He was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for best new series for The Good Wife in 2010, as well as a 2010 Emmy Award for Best Drama Series for The Good Wife. In 2011 he was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Episodic Drama Writing for the episode. more…

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