R | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.
The alias used by Bill in the bar is Danny Lloyd. Danny Lloyd is the name of the lead child actor in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980). Christopher Nolan is a fan of Kubrick and considers him to be one of his primary influences.
The following is my explanation. Well, more of an account of what happened. I'd been on my own for a while and getting kind of lonely... and bored... nothing to do all day. And that's when I started shadowing.
The Policeman: Shadowing?
Bill: Shadowing - Following. I ...
The Policeman: ...
During the safe robbery, Bill is clearly shown wearing gloves, most noticeably when he pulls the paper with the combination from his pocket. However, as he starts to open the safe, the gloves are gone and they never reappear.
The Criterion Collection DVD features an additional "Chronological Edit" of the film, which places the scenes in linear order.
$1,636 (USA) (4 April 1999)
$48,482 (USA) (14 October 1999)
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