R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
A thief, Quint, is hired by the Justice Department to steal incriminating tapes from a corrupt corporation. The tapes vanish when Quint hides them in the back of a hydrodynamic powered racing car that is stolen by a hot car ring.
A lot of Tommy Lee Jones' wisecracks were improvised by the actor himself.
Kid at Grocery Store: Alright freeze! One move and you're both dead! You here me asshole?
Quint: This something new for you son?
Kid at Grocery Store: Shut your goddamn mouth!
Quint: Hey fine, no problem. There's the cash register. And right up there's the television camera. And there's a nice full ...
Kid at Grocery Store: ...
At around the 63:03 mark, in the long shot just before Quint is pulled out from under a car, someone can be seen walking at the top right corner of the set.
The director's cut is 15 minutes longer.
$2,775,388 12 January 1986