Thief (Ws)

Starring James Caan
Directed by Michael Mann

Criterion Collection | January 14, 2014 | Blu-Ray

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An ex-con, a professional safecracker who specializes in diamond heists on the side, plans on making a million dollar robbery his farewell to his life of thievery. But he gets trapped between the police who are relentlessly tailing him, and the Mob, his employers on this last job who are determined to keep him working.

Video Release: January 14, 2014

Runtime: 124

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Criterion Collection

UPC: 715515112512

Found in: Cops / Murder / Mysteries, General

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Thief (Ws)

Starring James Caan
Directed by Michael Mann

Video Release: January 14, 2014

Runtime: 124

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Criterion Collection

UPC: 715515112512


Edition Description
  • Director's Cut
  • Color
  • Runtime: 124 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English

Synopsis

An ex-con, a professional safecracker who specializes in diamond heists on the side, plans on making a million dollar robbery his farewell to his life of thievery. But he gets trapped between the police who are relentlessly tailing him, and the Mob, his employers on this last job who are determined to keep him working.

Description

After 11 years in the pen, master safecracker Caan has learned quite a few new tricks. Together with his crime boss, he plans his final, daring jewel heist.

Notes

Shot in Chicago, Illinois, in Astrocolor; Technicolor prints. Producer Ronald Caan is the younger brother of star James Caan. Giorgio Armani designed the selected wardrobe worn by James Caan. Titles and opticals designed by Arnold Goodwyn and Pacific Title. Rated BBFC X by the British Board of Film Censors. Released in the USA March 1981. Feature film directorial debut for Michael Mann, who directed the television movie "Jerico Mile." He later went on to co-create the hit television series "Miami Vice." DVD Special Features: Footage Not Shown in Theatres, Feature-Length Commentary by Micheal Mann and James Caan, New Dolby Digital 5.1 Soundtrack, 8-Page Trivia Booklet, Theatrical Trailer.