R | | Comedy, Crime
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
If one looks closely at Cousin Avi's desk when he is on the phone with Franky Four Fingers, who's in a tailor, you can see that Avi's real name is Abraham Denovitz.
My name is Turkish. Funny name for an Englishman, I know. My parents to be were on the same plane when it crashed. That's how they met. They named me after the name of the plane. Not many people are named after a plane crash. That's Tommy. He tells ...
When Boris first talks to Sol about the job, he offers him £50,000. When he comes to pay Sol and Vinnie for the briefcase, the amount has lowered to only £10,000. However, when Boris hears that there wasn't much cash at the bookies, he offers them the £10,000 to HELP the situation. In other words, he realizes that he promised £50,000. As a shady character, it is normal for him to cheat in this way.
In the opening credits, the names are shown on the surveillance screens.
Before Sol, Vinny & Tyrone go into the bookies to rob it, there is some extended dialogue missing: Sol: "Pass my Chocolaté Au Pain" Tyrone: "Pain what?" Sol: "It's French for chocolate croissant" Tyrone: "But croissant is French!" Vinny (in back seat): "Here it is" (Passes it to Sol). This scene was taken out, because the screen-dog (called Bow) actually mounted Vinny in the backseat with hilarious consequences! Although not present in the final film, it is present on the 'Making Of' documentary.
£3,180,002 (UK) (3 September 2000)