Thick as Thieves

  • Directors: Mimi Leder
  • Producers: Boaz Davidson, Lori McCreary, Danny Lerner, Les Weldon, Randall Emmett
  • Writers: Ted Humphrey
  • Genres: Crime
  • Actors: Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas, Radha Mitchell

Set in New York City, a veteran thief recruits a younger crook to help him pull off one final job in order to repay his debt to the Russian mob. It turns out that the younger crook was actually a Miami cop on loan to the NYPD, and was looking to bring the veteran thief to justice by being an undercover thief. The cop gets involved in a relationship with the veteran thief’s goddaughter when he starts to work with him. When they get around to pulling the final job, a Russian mobster kidnaps the goddaughter and demands two Fabergé eggs to be stolen in return. When the duo get into the vaults of the museum with the eggs, the cop takes the eggs and runs to the Russian mobster to get his lover back. In the end though, the mobster was a good friend of the veteran thief and they set up the cop (it turned out they knew he was a cop) to take the eggs from one and give it to the other. The movie ends when the mobster and veteran thief look for a buyer and the cop decides to move to the thief life as his police career is over. The cop also gets back together with his lover, who turns out to be the Russian mobster’s daughter.[3]

Righteous Kill

  • Directors: Jon Avnet
  • Producers: Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson, Daniel M Rosenberg, Lati Grobman, Randall Emmett
  • Writers: Russell Gewirtz
  • Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Actors: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, 50 Cent, Carla Gugino, Donnie Wahlberg, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo

The film opens with Detectives Thomas “Turk” Cowan and David “Rooster” Fisk (De Niro and Pacino respectively) shooting targets with pistols and machine guns while cracking jokes to one another. De Niro is shown getting into an argument with an umpire during a children’s baseball game and threatening suspects. At the same time, Pacino is seen defeating multiple opponents in chess.

The movie cuts to Turk staring into the camera confessing to the murders of 14 people. Turk’s “confessions” narrate the story.

Turk and Rooster are working on taking down a drug-dealing club owner called Spider (50 Cent). They plant a wire on a female lawyer caught using drugs, purchased from Spider; wanting to catch him in the act. Spider becomes suspicious and finds the wire. Turk and Rooster rush into Spider’s office and get her out, but not before Spider’s bodyguard aims a gun at them and a shootout begins. Spider’s man is killed and the lawyer gets shot as well. Turk handcuffs Spider and beats him until being pulled away by Rooster.

Turk and Rooster are ordered by their lieutenant (Brian Dennehy) to begin sessions with a therapist. The doctor gives the cops little notebooks to write down whatever feelings they have.

The final scene shows Turk and Corelli in the baseball field.