Monday, July 1, 2013


A master safecracker (James Caan), yearning for a family life and one step removed from legitimization, agrees to one last mob-backed score, and finds himself unable to extricate himself from his new partnership. Michael Mann's feature film debut is pretty standard stuff in terms of plotting but is given great weight by both his distinct, sleek, high octane style which is evident from the get-go and a career performance from Caan. Robert Prosky makes an absolutely ruthless villain and the film contains a violent, memorable finale.