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Foolproof (2003)

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Kevin, Sam and Rob are founding members of a theoretical group which pulls off heists. Leo, a gangster, blackmails them into pulling off a real multi-million dollar heist. Now it's up to them to get out alive.

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William Phillips
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Kevin
Kristin Booth ... Sam
Joris Jarsky ... Rob
Sean Sullivan ... Stan
Tara Slone Tara Slone ... Maggie
Soo Garay ... Hamish Receptionist
William House William House ... Stanley Q. Hamish
Wai Choy ... Harry
James Allodi ... Detective Mason
Mif ... Kenny (as Anthony Mifsud)
Duff MacDonald ... Harlon
David Suchet ... Leo Gillette
David Hewlett ... Lawrence Yeager
Laura Catalano Laura Catalano ... Sandi
Philip Craig ... Albert Humphrey
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Storyline

Twenty-something Torontonians and friends Kevin, Sam and Rob play a game they call Foolproof: they plan foolproof heists, but without the intention of actually carrying them out. They have a few rules in the game, including the three having the necessary technical and physical abilities to carry out the tasks required for the heist, the plan cannot include loaded guns, and there is no violence meaning that no one gets hurt. They try to be as meticulous if not more so than the best high stakes thieves. The fun is in knowing they could do it if they truly wanted. Their collective lives change when someone breaks into Sam's apartment and steals their latest plan for a jewelry warehouse heist. After the warehouse is hit, the culprit identifies himself to them as Leo 'The Touch' Gillette, a known but never convicted high stakes thief who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. He tells them that the break-in at Sam's apartment was not by accident, and that part of his grand plan is to ... Written by Huggo

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Get in. Get out. Get even. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2003 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Täydellinen tehtävä See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$230,312, 5 October 2003

Gross USA:

$458,990

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$779,036
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Québec)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was not only the widest release of a Canadian movie in history (as of October 2003), but had a record-breaking marketing budget of $2 million. See more »

Goofs

Leo gives Sam his gun in the basement. She aims at him. Then he says he would never give her a loaded weapon and tells her he took out the magazine. But when Sam puts the mag in and loads the gun (pulling back the slide) you can clearly see a bullet flying out of the shell ejection. So that means there was a bullet in the barrel all along and she wouldn't have needed the mag at all which tells us that Leo is not a professional or more likely that the crew screwed it up. See more »

Quotes

Toy Robot: [Sam is practicing fitting underneath a grid, and everytime she touches the line, the robot goes off] Access Denied!
Sam: I'm warning you.
Toy Robot: Access Denied!
Sam: *Ugh!*
Toy Robot: Access Denied! Access Denied!
Sam: Oh, that's it, you're dead!
Kevin: Hey hey hey hey, leave our son alone! He's just doing his job, aren't you Robo-Boy?
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Connections

Referenced in Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Walk Away Eileen
Performed by Sam Roberts
Courtesy of MapleMusic Recordings
Secret Brain (SOCAN)/Universal Music Publishing, a division of Universam Music Canada, Inc.
Used under permission of Universal Music Canada Inc.
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just terrible
20 June 2004 | by philthephilmmakerSee all my reviews

Foolproof was the largest domestic opening for a Canadian film. Roughly 2 million in prints and advertising was wasted on what was a truly an abysmal caper film. I was hoping for it to do well, felt the need to cheer for the cinematic home team but after seeing it I tried to understand why so much money was sunk into a film without a chance. AT the heart of the story lies a trio of friends led by the talented Canadian export Ryan Reynolds. They stage "foolproof" capers as a fun thing to do as friends. This was the first script obstacle which was terribly wonky and hard to get over but we move on. Enter bad guy, played with the stereotypical menace by David Souchet, another good actor whose talents were wasted by the director. What ensues is a ridiculous story which is so poorly written that the film can't possibly survive it's own running time. It tries to be a high impact crime caper full of twists and turns. The problem is that like many great caper films, the script has to be airtight. This script was no where near production ready. Another problem is that Foolproof didn't have the budget that caper films require in order to be successful. They blew their load on one or two scenes and the rest of the film looks like a TV movie. It's sad that this film died such a public death. It makes it so much harder for other Canadian films to get out there. While I admire the risk taken on Foolproof's domestic release, I'm saddened that they blew a bunch of cash releasing a mediocre film, that never had a chance.


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