Release Date: November 9, 2001
Release pushed back from October 19th


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In a fall season replete with crime-themed dramas and comedies, Heist stands out primarily for its credited writer/director, David Mamet (State and Main, The Untouchables, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Spanish Prisoner, The Edge). Veteran character actor Gene Hackman stars in this story of a band of thieves set on making that one big score by ripping off a jewelry store. Danny DeVito also stars.

Considering its run-of-the-mill premise, and typical eye-candy action and explosions featured in the trailer, the R-rated Heist may yet enjoy a credible, if not spectacular, run at the box office, as it stands alone within its genre appeal when it debuts in the last weekend of October. (Cal Hubbard/BOP)

August 23, 2001
This film has now been shuffled around on the release schedule twice in the last month. It was first set for September 7th, then moved to October 26th. Its current opening date is October 19th. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

September 30, 2001
Warner Bros. has shrewdly moved Heist's release to November 9th. MGM had only recently pushed Windtalkers from that date to June 2002, leaving Shallow Hal as the sole opener. Heist will have a better chance at standing out on this particular weekend.

Vital statistics for Heist
Main Cast Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Delroy Lindo
Supporting Cast Sam Rockwell, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay
Director David Mamet
Screenwriter David Mamet
Distributor Warner Bros.
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
Official Site http://www.heist-movie.com/
Rating R
Running Time 109 minutes
Screen Count 1,891
Also see Marty Doskins reviews the Heist trailer
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture

Comparison films for Heist
Adjusted Opening
Total BO
Adjusted Total
Score, The 7/13/0119.02 20.30 2129 8933.00 9170.2 71.07 75.85 3.74
Thomas Crown Affair, The 8/6/9914.60 17.39 2427 6016.00 6868.7 69.30 82.58 4.75
Heartbreakers 3/23/0111.80 12.59 2750 4291.00 4404.9 40.28 42.99 3.41
Edge, The 9/26/977.73 10.15 2351 3288.00 4154.8 27.76 36.46 3.59
Glengarry Glen Ross 10/2/922.10 3.05 416 5048.00 7055.0 10.69 15.53 5.06
State and Main * 1/12/011.74 1.85 459 3802.00 3902.9 6.92 7.38 2.61



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