Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he signs on with a top gangster for a big score.
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Jimmy Caan is a firecracker ace thief in this stylish crime thriller with a bad ass soundtrack from Tangerine Dream. Michael Mann proves early on in his career here he knows how to keep viewers invested. Robert Prosky is great as the boss Caan's master diamond snatcher comes to work for. But will Caan's fuck everyone attitude mesh with Prosky's sinister charm? Thief builds up the tension well on the road to answer that question even if it falters some in the third act. And Jesus if Caan's character isn't hard to like sometimes. All in all though, a good watch.