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A man caught in the middle of two simultaneous robberies at the same bank desperately tries to protect the teller with whom he's secretly in love.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 6.3/10 (9,018 voted)

Critic's Score: 37/100

Director: Rob Minkoff

Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd, Tim Blake Nelson

Tripp ('Patrick Dempsey' ) walks into a bank to get some change and ends up as a hostage to two bank robber-teams, robbing the bank he is at. In an almost Sherlock Holmesian way he has to solve this Agatha Christie inspired mystery and win the girls (

Writers: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Patrick Dempsey - Tripp Kennedy
Ashley Judd - Kaitlin
Tim Blake Nelson - Billy Ray 'Peanut Butter' McCloud
Mekhi Phifer - Darrien
Matt Ryan - Gates
Jeffrey Tambor - Gordon Blythe
John Ventimiglia - Weinstein
Pruitt Taylor Vince - Wyatt 'Jelly' Jenkins
Curtis Armstrong - Mitchell Wolf
Rob Huebel - Rex Newbauer
Adrian Martinez - Mr. Clean
Natalia Safran - Swiss Miss
Octavia Spencer - Madge Wiggins
Eddie Matthews - Jack Hayes
Rob Boltin - Credit Manager

Release Date: 26 August 2011

Filming Locations: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $1,098 (USA) (21 August 2011) (2 Screens)

Gross: $1,098 (USA) (21 August 2011)

Did You Know?

Jessica Biel and Liv Tyler were considered for the lead female role.

Continuity: Tripp is shown wearing dark grey/black jeans at the beginning and throughout the story. At the end, when he's sitting in the ambulance the jeans are suddenly blue.

Jelly: [seeing Swiss Miss' body] Aw, man, what a waste.
Peanut Butter: It's like, extra sad when a hot chick dies. When an ugly chick dies, it's like, their life probably sucked anyway, so it's no big deal.

User Review

A really fun and quite clever spin on the bank heist gone wrong

Rating: 9/10

I wasn't expecting that much from this going in, but grew interested very early as we were introduced to Patrick Dempsey's character as a strange man with a very gifted, sort of neurotic mind. It does start with two sets of robbers with very different backgrounds and techniques. One a very professional veteran crew of highly skilled robbers with a well laid out plan. The other was a pair of absolute complete idiots without the slightest clue of what they are doing. One team is after the vault the others after the ATM's. So a loose pact is made between them. As for what comes next, let's say there are a lot of very entertaining high jinx between the hostages and the robbers, there is twists and turns and even more twists and turns as Dempsey's character leads viewers all around with his witty and neurotic behavior, he is the glue to the film and acts as the glue to the "flypaper" as everyone gets stuck one by one, You won't be figuring out what is happening next and the surprise ending is sure to leave you with a smirk............

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