Small Time Crooks

Small Time Crooks

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Cast: Tracey Ullman, Hugh Grant, Elaine May

     
 

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Woody Allen's crime comedy Small Time Crooks comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. As is the case with every previous Woody Allen DVD release, Small Time Crooks has no

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Woody Allen's crime comedy Small Time Crooks comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. As is the case with every previous Woody Allen DVD release, Small Time Crooks has no supplemental materials of any consequence. This is a by-the-numbers release from Dreamworks. Fans will like having the film, but there is nothing here to win over anyone not enamored with the film or Allen.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/19/2000
UPC:
0667068640229
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
PG
Source:
Dreamworks Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[monaural]
Time:
1:35:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Woody Allen Ray Winkler
Tracey Ullman Frenchy Winkler
Hugh Grant David
Elaine May May
Tony Darrow Tommy
Michael Rapaport Denny
Jon Lovitz Benny
George Grizzard George Blint
Elaine Stritch Chi Chi Potter

Technical Credits
Woody Allen Director,Screenwriter
Gary Alper Sound/Sound Designer
J.E. Beaucaire Executive Producer
Jean Doumanian Producer
Zhao Fei Cinematographer
Alisa Lepselter Editor
Santo Loquasto Production Designer
Suzanne McCabe Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Patrick Asst. Director
Helen Robin Co-producer
Laura Rosenthal Casting
Juliet Taylor Casting
Tom Warren Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Chapters
1. Casing The Bank/Main Titles [:36]
2. Getting The "Seed" Money [2:07]
3. The Master Plan [4:51]
4. Nettie Goldberg Joins The Gang [2:41]
5. Gathering Supplies [4:04]
6. Drilling For Dollars [1:11]
7. Daily Operations [3:27]
8. Business Is Too Good [2:27]
9. Too Much Exposure [1:27]
10. When All Else Fails: Franchise! [1:22]
11. Sunset Farms: A Cookie Empire! [2:45]
12. I Just Want A Cheeseburger [2:17]
13. The Dinner Party [4:51]
14. We Got No Class [1:53]
15. Turning Slugs Into Classy Items [1:52]
16. Going Different Ways [4:54]
17. Frenchy & Ray Find New Partners [:31]
18. "I Just Want Out." [1:40]
19. Planning Another Heist! [4:31]
20. "Francis, I Have Terrible News." [4:36]
21. Getting A "Real" Lesson From David [1:51]
22. Chi Chi Potter's Party [6:18]
23. Starting Over [2:19]
24. End Credits [4:10]

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Small Time Crooks 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Woody Allen's comedies are something special. first of all they are not like the averge comedy that is put out into theatres every month......they have something great about them......not just his comedies.....all his films.... they are realistic......... they are always insightful satires...... the caracters are interresting and we care for them....... Small Time Crooks is about Ray and Frenchie a married couple who decide to rob a bank. Ray is down stairs of a store digging a tunel while Frenchie is upstairs selling cookies........the twist? the cookies are a hit! and that's just the first 40 minutes of the film...there's a whole entire other story that follows that. Woody Allen doesn't do this much, but in this film at a certain part.....it fades to black......and (ONE YEAR LATER) appears on screen.....that's when the second story starts.....and it's just as good as the introduction.......even better! GIVE TRACEY ULLMAN AN ACADEMY AWARD please!!!!!! she plays Frenchie, and you guessed it....Woody plays Ray.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When you here the name Woody Allen, most people think back to his classic and hilarious film from the 70's. Bananas, Sleeper, Love and Death, Take the Money and Run, and Annie Hall. My favorite of his more recent films is The Manhattan Murder Mystery. But the film that goes back to his classics is Small Time Crooks. Woody Allen and Tracey Ullman are the best comedy pair since Woody and Diane Keaton. It also has a hilarious scene with Woody and Elaine May which Woody refers to as ''dumb like a.. horse or a dog or something.'' It goes back to the bank robbing problems of Take the Money and Run to a whole new breed of comedy... Cookie Business. An incredibly funny scene of a TV tour of ''Sunset Cookies'' full of Woody Allen's one-liners: ''The cookies have a really fresh smell, and that's all put on with a chemical spray.'' and from a fellow crook (Jon Lovitz)who put two kids through college from burning buildings down for insurance. ''The first thing I did was make sure the building was fire safe.'' And the funniest ending with May and Woody's big heist. Small Time Crooks has tied for 1st with Love and Death for Woody Allen's funniest yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago