Thief

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  • Thrillers
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A silently professional night-time jewel robbery, reduced to near-abstract essentials and paced by a Tangerine Dream score, sets the electric tone for Mann's fine follow-up to The Jericho Mile: a philosophical thriller filled with modernist cool. Caan's the thief, contradictorily building and risking a future mapped out as meticulously as any of his lucrative hi-tech jobs; testing his emotional and criminal independence to the limits; eventually recognising that he's either exercising or exorcising a death wish.

Release details

Duration: 123 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Michael Mann
Screenwriter: Michael Mann
Cast: Willie Nelson
Robert Prosky
Tom Signorelli
Tuesday Weld
James Caan
James Belushi

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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E A Dobson

30 years down the line and Michael Mann`s thriller still packs a punch.He manages to make a film in that genre which could`ve been completely forgettable in someone else`s hands,instead it was in my thoughts for days,even weeks after.The whole cast is superb-no doubt a career best from James Belushi(his big screen debut)-and Caan`s at the very top of his game.I just hope one day soon they re release this film with a new print,my MGM dvd isn`t so bad but this 80`s classic deserves better!

E A Dobson

30 years down the line and Michael Mann`s thriller still packs a punch.He manages to make a film in that genre which could`ve been completely forgettable in someone else`s hands,instead it was in my thoughts for days,even weeks after.The whole cast is superb-no doubt a career best from James Belushi(his big screen debut)-and Caan`s at the very top of his game.I just hope one day soon they re release this film with a new print,my MGM dvd isn`t so bad but this 80`s classic deserves better!