DVD Talk
Most Ingeneous Crime [Archive] - DVD Talk Forum


View Full Version : Most Ingeneous Crime

07-14-03, 09:52 PM
I like crime films -- Oceans 11, The Thomas Crown Affair, Heist, etc. My question is not which crime film is the best -- The Sting would win hands-down -- but what was the most ingeneous crime in cinematic history?

07-14-03, 09:52 PM
The heist at the beginning of Quick Change (also Hold-Up, another film based on the same novel).

07-15-03, 12:38 AM
In addition to the ones mentioned above, the beginning of The Italian Job (2003). I never did see the original.

07-15-03, 02:09 AM
The original The Italian Job.

Not only the heist itself, but all the planning...

"You were only supposed to blow the bloody DOORS off!"

The Bus
07-15-03, 07:20 AM
I'll vote against Vinny and Sol's attempted heist of Brick Top's bookie establishment.

"It won't open, because it's a security door!"

From Snatch., of course.

07-15-03, 10:20 AM
I vote for Topkapi by Jules Dassin.

07-15-03, 10:32 AM
Topkapi, The Italian Job (original) and The Hot Rock had my favorite heists.

Come to think of it, the movie, Heist, was pretty ingenious as well.

07-15-03, 10:33 AM
Rififi (but it didn't work)...

07-15-03, 10:38 AM
Thomas Crown Affair(the new one) and Usual Suspects..........though Usual Suspects wasn't exactly the best heist ever. but Thomas Crown Affair was good:

he stole it AND put it back

Supreme Sean
07-15-03, 11:25 AM

07-15-03, 11:50 AM
Paper Moon - that Ryan O'Neal fooled 'em into buying bibles!

07-15-03, 11:52 AM
Originally posted by LBPound
Paper Moon - that Ryan O'Neal fooled 'em into buying bibles!

such trechery

07-15-03, 12:08 PM
What was the most ingeneous crime in cinematic history?

Getting us to chalk up $7 for STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENCACE.

07-15-03, 01:00 PM
Yeah, when I think about it, Thomas Crown was cool.

07-15-03, 01:20 PM
Woody Allen's Small Time Crooks. :D

But seriously...the bank job in Sexy Beast was tres cool.

Charlie Goose
07-15-03, 04:56 PM
Not a heist but still a crime, John Malkovich's major planning to assassinate the president in In the Line of Fire.

http://charliegoose.homestead.com/files/goose.jpg Honk!

07-15-03, 05:36 PM
The greatest heist would have to be Bean. Those fools had no idea that it wasnt the real painting.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0