The Opportunists (2000)

The Opportunists (2000)

The Opportunists



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A young Irish immigrant from Dublin, now settled in Sunnyside, Queens, New York, tries to seduce a former gangster who's now a struggling family man back into a life of crime by declaring he's his cousin.

Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Myles Connell
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as Victor Kelly

as Michael Lawler

as Sally Mahon

as Miriam Kelly

as Pat Duffy

as Mort Stein

as Aunt Diedre

as Jesus

as Ted Walikaki

as Arnon Morris

as Rest Home Sister

as Rest Home Priest

as Tom Hansome

as Ismail Espinoza

as Kevin's Partner
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Critic Reviews for The Opportunists

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (14)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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May 10, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Full Review… | August 11, 2000
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Audience Reviews for The Opportunists

Christopher Walken plays the role of Vic, a reformed criminal whos luck seems to have run out of him. Before he spent time in the slammer, his specialty was cracking safes, now hes just trying to live an honest life, working as an automechanic. --- Vic is in a rut, he cant make ends meet, hes in debt and although tries to make things right, everything seems to be working against him.Cyndi Lauper pops in every now and then throughout the movie as Vics girlfriend. She tries to offer Vic some help and advice but always gets turned down.-----------------------------------------------------------------A low key flick through and through, watching this reminded me of "The Savages" mainly because of the pace and mood of some of the scenes. Theres an ordinary feel about the whole set, but I guess thats what makes this film beautiful.Im very suprised that Cyndi Lauper can actually act, she looks so mersmerizing too.Directed by: Myles ConnellGenre: Drama

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A character-driven crime drama featuring Christopher Walken in one of his more subtle roles. The performances are great but the story is on a mild side.

Gabriel Knight

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