The Good Thief


1h 49m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Set against the glitzy backdrop of the French Riviera, aging gambler Bob Montagnet is about to gamble it all on the casino heist of a lifetime; a spectatcular sleight of hand--two heists, one real, one not, but which is which? Under the watchful eye of Roger, a policeman who would as soon save his l

Film Details

Also Known As
Bob the Gambler, Double Down, Good Thief, Honest Thief, The, homme de la Riviera
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Ardmore Sound, Ltd.; Company Of Wolves; Framestore Cfc; Jean Baptiste Michon; John Wells Productions; Le Studio Canal Plus; StudioCanal; The Creative Partnership; Useful Companies; Windmill Lane Studios
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 01 Distribuzione; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Distribution Company; Eco Filmes; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Gussi Films; Imagem Filmes; Italia Films; Les Films De L'Elysee; Myndform; Nordisk Film; Nu-Metro; Prooptiki Greece; Revolutionary; Shaw Organization; Shaw Organization; Tfm Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
France; Riviera Studios, Nice, France; Riviera Studios, Nice, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Synopsis

Set against the glitzy backdrop of the French Riviera, aging gambler Bob Montagnet is about to gamble it all on the casino heist of a lifetime; a spectatcular sleight of hand--two heists, one real, one not, but which is which? Under the watchful eye of Roger, a policeman who would as soon save his longtime opponent as arrest him, Montagnet assembles a team that consists of partners Paulo and Raoul, technical mastermind Vladimer, former-drug-dealer-turned-informant Said, Anne, a young Eastern girl Montagnet rescued from prostitution, and the perfect complement to a double theft--identical twins Albert and Bertram.

Crew

Marcel Agostini

Carpenter

Jean-paul Aiguillon

Painter Plasterer

Patrick Airaghi

Grip

Alex Aitken

Additional Plasterer

Raoul Albert

Set Designer

Raoul Albert

Set Decorator

Alexios Alexakis

Rigger

Patrick Allard

Electrician

Francis Alpiste

Painter

Elodie Altounian

Assistant Makeup Artist

Mariangela Angelucci

Post-Production Assistant

Jean-marc Aouir

Electrician

David Appleby

Stills Photographer

Alan Archer

Carpenter

Beatrice Arweiler

Location Manager (Italy)

Martin Asbury

Storyboard Artist

Indira Ashton

Casting Assistant

Jean-yves Asselin

Line Producer (France)

Mark Auguste

Supervising Sound Editor

Sam Auguste

Assistant Sound Editor

Terry Badcock

Plasterer

Avtar Bains

Visual Effects Editor

Joelle Baland

Assistant Stunt Horse Advisor

Anne Barbier

Assistant Director

Anne Barbier

Trainee Assistant Director

Larsen Barka

Electrician

Ray Barrett

Construction Manager

Elisabetta Bartolomei

Assistant Location Manager (Italy)

Rene Basso

Grip

Jeremy Bau

Location Production Assistant

Jens Baylis

1st Assistant Editor

Michele Belobradic

Sculptor

Raphael Benoliel

Unit Production Manager

Frederic Berge

Stand-By Props Assistant

Matthew Billingsly

Assistant (To Ms. Harms)

William Blimpson

Rigging Electrician

Pierre Bodin

Rigger

Christophe Boileau

Additional Dressing Props

Laurent Bonaventure

Unit Driver

Ashley Bond

Focus Puller

Andrea Borella

Production Services (A&A Produzionne)

Maurice Borghesi

Chief Drapesman

Eric Bornes

Additional Focus Puller

Valerie Bornes

Art Department Junior

Veronique Bosle

Assistant Hairdresser

Jean Bourelly

Transportation Captain

Serge Bourgeois

Carpenter

Marc Bouschet

Action Vehicles Coordinator

Franck Boussenec

Grip

Eric Bouttemy

Unit Driver

Fabrice Bovi

Key Rigger

Alicia Bovis

Assistant Makeup Artist

Didier Bovis

Additional Generator Operator

Anton Bratulic

Rigging Grip

Emmanuel Breuil

Production Assistant

Valerie Brisse

Production Secretary

Dirk Brosse

Music Conductor

Andy Brown

Orchestral Manager

Jean-marcel Bruc

Electrician

Guillaume Brule

Electrician

Laurent Brulhart

Carpenter

Fabrice Burdese

Painter

Brian Byrne

Music Preparation

Jean-luc Cabaret

Unit Driver

Stephan Cabrera

Dressing Props Trainee

Philippe Cadio

Carpenter

Francois Califano

Swing Gang

Mathieu Capacci

Unit Driver

Gilles Castera

Location Manager

Fabienne Ceccagnoli

Assistant Makeup Artist

Yvan Chaix

Swing Gang

Steve Challenor

Carpenter

Alexander Chapot

Additional Clapper Loader

Stuart Clarke

Stunt Performer

Dave Clifton

Visual Effects Editor

Patricia Colin

Wardrobe Mistress

Alan Collins

Studio Manager

Florence Comtet

Assistant Hairdresser

Michael Connell

Supervising Music Editor

Gary Cooper

Key Special Effects Technician

Henri Cortese

Rigger

Florence Cossutta

Assistant Makeup Artist

Laurence Coutaud

Production Coordinator (France)

Kenny Crouch

Wardrobe Supervisor

Michelle Cunniffe

Rerecording Mixer

Christine Dacomo

Daily Wardrobe Assistant

Corrinne Mournard Dacomo

Location Production Assistant (Hyeres)

Mitch Dasseville

French Facilities Coordinator

Rudi Dasseville

Production Office Driver

Gerard Daverio

Head Carpenter

Stephane Daverio

Rigger

Didier Davin

Dressing Props

Keith Dawson

Key Special Effects Technician

Michael Dawson

Special Effects Coordinator

Johnny De Chardon

Driver (For Mr. Jordan)

Daisie De Gueltzl

Floor Runner

Laure Ladron De Guevara

Assistant Production Coordinator

Gwen Brac De La Perriere

Floor Runner

Thierry De Navacelle

Executive Producer

Ray De-haan

Stunt Coordinator

Tabitha Dean

Visual Effects Editor

Herve Debaight

Unit Driver

Franck Del Gallo

Costume Trainee

Josee Deluca

Assistant Makeup Artist

Guy Demazure

Animal Handler

Herve Denis

Electrician

Stephane Albert Desfons

Assistant Props Buyer

Johan Dettwiler

Additional Clapper Loader

Paul Devlin

Best Boy

Roberto Di Camillo

Construction Buyer

Crystel Di Rosa

Assistant Makeup Artist

Francois Di Vincenzo

Costume Trainee

Diana Dill

Script Supervisor

Gaeton Dinon

Unit Driver

Antoine Domange

Unit Driver

Caoimhe Doyle

Foley Artist

Philippe Dremiere

Rigger

Eric Dubreuil

Art Director

Bertrand Dufour

Dressing Props

Pascal Dumee

Rigger

Florent Duroc

Electrician

Amaud Duterque

Assistant Location Manager

Trevor Dyer

Chief Location Carpenter

Jamie Edgell

Stunt Performer

Tony Edwards

Special Effects Technician

Manex Efrem

Senior Special Effects Technician

Rachid El Kaouak

Swing Gang

Robert Elhai

Original Music

Karen Elliott

Music Supervisor

John Erraught

Development Executive (Company Of Wolves)

John Euesden

Key Electrician

Samia Fadli

Extras Casting Assistant

Stefania Favata

Unit Driver

Anne Ferrieux

Painter

Ralph Fiennes

Fine Art Advisor

Susie Figgis

Casting Director

Darren Findall

Rigger

Neil Finnighan

Stunt Performer

Joe Fitzpatrick

Facilities Driver

James Flynn

Financial Consultant (Ireland)

Renald Fontaine

Dressing Props

Vic Fraser

Music Preparation

Sarah Gaines

Adr Editor

Philippe Galvan

Electrician

Pierre Garapon

Construction Coordinator

Thierry Garcia

Best Boy (France)

Simon Garnier

Camera Video Operator

Jeremy Gee

Camera Operator (2nd Unit)

Geoffrey Gharpiot

Facilities Driver

Stephane Giachero

Carpenter

Christophe Gillot

Additional Video Operator

Henri Giordanengo

Rigger

Robert Giordanengo

Rigger

Beatrice Giraud

Assistant Accountant

Adam Glasman

Compositing Artist (Digital Lab)

Matthias Gohl

Music Producer

Elliot Goldenthal

Original Music

Elliot Goldenthal

Music

Philippe Goubert

Additional Sound Mixer

Joss Gower

Stunt Performer

John Greaves

Storyboard Artist

Constantine Gregory

Dialogue Coach

Linda Gregory

Financial Controller

Lee Grumett

3rd Assistant Director

Jean Charles Guilleminot

Stand-By Carpenter

Jean-louis Guirado

Drapesman

Kristin Harms

Executive Producer

Kevin Harris

Chief Studio Carpenter

Mike Harris

Additional Sound Mixer

Jennifer Harvey

Wardrobe Assistant

Martin Healey

Gaffer

Charles Heidet

Supervisor

Gerard Henry

Unit Driver

Annabel Hill

Assistant Makeup Artist

John Hill

Computer Graphics Designer

Mark Hodgkins

Cg Animation

Jan Hogevold

Compositing Artist (Digital Lab)

Mark Holmes

Wardrobe Master

Polly Hope

Assistant (To Ms. Seaward)

Polly Hope

Script Supervisor (2nd Unit)

Mark A. Horowitz

International Sales (Alliance Atlantis)

Philippe Houdart

Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Philippe Houdart

Additional Camera Operator

Jonathan Houlding

Draughtsman

Sebastien Houllier

Carpenter

Gerard Hubert

Assistant Location Manager

Catherine Ichou

Assistant Makeup Artist

Michel Iemolo

Rigger

Enzo Iovino

Gambling Advisor

Joel Iwataki

Additional Recording

Joel Iwataki

Additional Mixing

Tim Jefferies

Facilities Driver

Jean-pascal Jobert

Grip

Frank Johnson

Facilities Coordinator

Tom Johnson

Rerecording Mixer

Drew Jones

Visual Effects Executive Producer

Neil Jordan

Screenplay (Adaptation)

Neil Jordan

Executive Producer

Cyril Jourdain

Facilities Driver

Francois Journiac

Carpenter

Film Details

Also Known As
Bob the Gambler, Double Down, Good Thief, Honest Thief, The, homme de la Riviera
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Ardmore Sound, Ltd.; Company Of Wolves; Framestore Cfc; Jean Baptiste Michon; John Wells Productions; Le Studio Canal Plus; StudioCanal; The Creative Partnership; Useful Companies; Windmill Lane Studios
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 01 Distribuzione; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Distribution Company; Eco Filmes; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Gussi Films; Imagem Filmes; Italia Films; Les Films De L'Elysee; Myndform; Nordisk Film; Nu-Metro; Prooptiki Greece; Revolutionary; Shaw Organization; Shaw Organization; Tfm Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
France; Riviera Studios, Nice, France; Riviera Studios, Nice, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 2, 2003

Released in United States on Video August 19, 2003

Released in United States September 2002

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 19-28, 2002.

Remake of "Bob Le Flambeur" (France/1955), written and directed by Jean-Pierre Melville.

Project was originally in development at Warner Brothers Studios.

Fujicolor

Released in United States Spring April 2, 2003

Released in United States on Video August 19, 2003

Released in United States September 2002 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 19-28, 2002.)