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A chronicle of the life of furniture salesman turned bank robber Eddie Dodson.

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Credited cast:
Vinessa Shaw ... Mimi
Chloë Sevigny ... Charlotte
Patricia Arquette ... Tina
Constance Wu ... Mika Oh
James Ransone ... Jan Phillips
Isabel Lucas ... Pauline
Megalyn Echikunwoke ... Jean
Kate Micucci ... Sue Fellucci
Christopher Lambert ... Roy Fortune
Jim Sturgess ... Eddie Dodson
Oz Perkins ... Andy Segal
Rhys Coiro ... Glen the Mormon
Ivo Nandi ... French Hustler
Susan Park ... Marilyn D
Kendrick Sampson ... Ticket Taker (rumored)
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It's 1983 Los Angeles - beautiful girls, luxurious mansions, glamorous parties and Eddie Dodson, a very hip, very charismatic dealer of high-end antique furniture for the rich and famous. When Eddie meets the cool and aloof Pauline, the attraction is instant and the two live out each other's fast-paced fantasies. That is until Eddie's high-rolling life catches up with him and loan sharks start knocking on his door. To pay off his debts, Eddie and Pauline begin a spree of bank robberies across LA, charming tellers at over 60 banks to hand over the cash. Now the lovers are not only on the run from loan sharks but also have the police hot on their trail. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language, some sexual content/nudity and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Eddie Dodson was a Hollywood playboy who robbed 64 banks between July, 1983 and February, 1984 - including six on one day. He served almost 10 years in prison, got out and after a few months was offered a job as a housesitter by Jack Nicholson. Jack sent Eddie to drug treatment twice but on Eddie's third relapse, he lost his position. Two weeks thereafter Eddie got off parole. Two weeks after that he started robbing banks again. He robbed eight more (Eddie said nine, the FBI says eight) before getting arrested again. This time he got a sentence of 46 months, owing in part to a failing liver. He served 40 months, got out in October of 2002, and died in February of 2003 of liver failure. See more »

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Ultimately bland and soulless biopic.
22 December 2014 | by mac-gintySee all my reviews

Dodson owns a furniture store and aspires to a glamorous lifestyle he cannot afford. He borrows money from the bank and then a loan shark. As repayment pressures mount he resorts to bank robbing to fund his debts. He also teams up with a vacant blonde who likes to spout movie dialogue rather than talk with real feeling and their love story is a meaningless sidebar. The problem for me is Dodson is an unlikable man, he steals from friends and wants things without working for them. Sturgess portrays Dodson as ineffectual rather than charismatic which leaves you wondering why the bank tellers he robbed all liked him. I felt no emotional attachment to any of the characters.

The score also misses a trick opting to use generic synth music rather than some of the definitive 80s tunes. Its a stylish enough film but has no emotional core. The period is evoked sufficiently to feel like a period set piece. Could have been better with the talent involved.


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