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Director: Michael Mann Cast: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen / Restored / Subtitled)

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In Thief, James Caan plays Frank, a professional jewel thief who wants to marry Jessie (Tuesday Weld) and settle down into a normal life. In order to achieve his dream of a family, Frank--who is used to working solo--has to align himself with a crime boss named Leo (Robert Prosky), who will help him gain the money he needs to begin his domestic life. Frank plans to retire after the heist, yet he finds himself indebted to Leo and he struggles to break free. Thief is the first feature film from director Michael Mann and it seethes with his stylish, atmospheric direction. Though his cool approach may put off some viewers, it's a distinctive and effective story-telling approach, and Caan's performance ranks among his very best, making Thief a crime movie like few others.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2015
UPC: 0715515166119
Original Release: 1981
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:04:00
Sales rank: 92

Special Features

Audio commentary featuring Mann and actor James Caan; New interviews with Maan, Caan, and Johannes Schmoelling of the band Tangerine Dream, which contributed the film's soundtrack; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Caan Frank
Tuesday Weld Jessie
Willie Nelson Okla
Jim Belushi Barry
Robert Prosky Leo
Tom Signorelli Attaglia
Tom Howard Actor
Gavin MacFayden Boreksco
Elizabeth Peña Actor
Thomas O. Erhart Judge
Richard Karie Salesman
Dennis Farina Carl
Nick Nickeas Nick
W.R. [Bill] Brown Mitch
Norm Tobin Guido
John Santucci Urizzi
Chuck Adamson Ancell
Sam Cirone Martello
Spero Anast Bukowski
Walter Scott D. Simpson
Lora Staley Paula
Hal Frank Joe Gags
Del Close Mechanic #1
Bruce A. Young Mechanic #2
John Kapelos Mechanic
William Petersen Katz & Jammer Bartender
Nathan Davis Grossman
Marge Kotlisky Mrs. Knowles
J. Jay Saunders Doctor
Michael Paul Chan Waiter
Mike Genovese Bartender at Green Mill

Technical Credits
Michael Mann Director,Executive Producer,Original Story,Screenwriter
Giorgio Armani Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Bogart Asst. Director
Mel Bourne Production Designer
Richard Brams Associate Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Ronald Caan Producer
John M. Dwyer Set Decoration/Design
Christopher Franke Score Composer
Frank Griffin Makeup
Russ Hessey Special Effects
Dov Hoenig Editor
J.Paul Huntsman Sound Editor
Scott Maitland Asst. Director
Michael Molly Production Designer
Vic Ramos Casting
David Ronne Sound/Sound Designer
Craig Safan Score Composer
Tangerine Dream Score Composer
Donald Thorin Cinematographer
Jodie Lynne Tillen Costumes/Costume Designer

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Thief 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Templar6801 More than 1 year ago
James Caan at his best!!Just great acting by Caan & Tuesday Weld. A must have for Caan fans. A great film By Micheal Mann. AA++
Guest More than 1 year ago
great, gritty and gorgeous- Caan is tense and believable- great urban thriller- michael mann shows his genius in this his first feature length film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
James Caan in Armani leather...looking better than he did in GODFATHER...can aptly sum up the style of THIEF, a first rate homage to film noir by Michael Mann. This film runs at a breakneck pace thanks to Mann's stylish direction and a riveting soundtrack by Tangerine Dream. THIEF has an urban darkness to it that to date is unmatched in any story telling from the criminal point of view. Caan is one of the few who can portray a gangster of sinister stature and still be likeable.Tuesday Weld is gorgeous and a host of (now familiar) cameo players, including Dennis Farina (in his acting debut) make THIEF one of the best films of the 80's crime genre.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very similar to ''I think it's my husband at the door'', ''I think I'm pregnant'' and my personal favorite ''We've got to talk''... This pronouncement from the street detectives was about a welcome as a diagnosis from your dentist that you need multiple emergency root canal work! I won't belabor the strengths of the film. Those of us who are serious film lovers can see them for ourselves. This is a beautiful, dark and gritty film. I only wish that Chicago had been able to begin it's use as a film mecca 30 years earlier than it did. Wabash Ave. under the ''L'', the gritty, rainy alleys and the dirty streets...ya gotta love Chicago! Gotta go, I feel a Maxwell Street polish urge coming on...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is the actual story of my great-uncle Frank Hoffenhimer. I recommend this video to all who enjoy crime and drama movies. It is a classic!