|Director:|| Bob Rafelson|
|Writers:|| Nick Villiers and Alison Cross|
|Director of Photography:||Newton Thomas Sigel|
|Production Designer:||Richard Sylbert|
|Fox Searchlight; R; 101 minutes|
|Cast:||Jack Nicholson, Judy Davis, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Lopez and Michael Caine|
Rafelson and Nicholson, partners in Five Easy Pieces, reunite in this neo-film-noir tale of dysfunction and angst. Drowning in debt and despair, Alex Gates (Nicholson) thinks he'll be able to stay afloat if he steals a pricey diamond necklace from his lover's (Lopez) employer. Gates recruits wheezing old buddy Victor Spansky (Caine), an evil ace safecracker. Dying of lung disease, Spansky sees the heist as his last chance to go out in style. The break-in was the easy part. Gates's unstable, alcoholic wife (Davis) unknowingly makes off with the goods, and her son (Dorff) intercepts them, sending Gates and Victor on a wild goose chase.
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