The Opportunists

2000, Drama, 1h 29m

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All Victor Kelly (Christopher Walken) really wants is to be a responsible man, earn an honest living, and in so doing, redeem himself for the lifetime of trouble he has brought down on his small, fractured family. But Vic's skills as an auto mechanic are not nearly as marketable as his safe-cracking skills, and he soon finds himself risking everything for a chance to make an easy score.

Cast & Crew

Peter McDonald
Michael Lawler
Cyndi Lauper
Sally Mahon
Vera Farmiga
Miriam Kelly
José Zúñiga
Jesus Del Toro
Anne Pitoniak
Aunt Diedre
Tom Noonan
Mort Stein
John Ortiz
Ismail Espinoza
Steve Nuke
Thug #1 (uncredited)
Joey Perillo
Precinct Desk Officer (uncredited)
Marilyn Torres
Amanda Del Toro (uncredited)
Brandon Vega
Tony Del Toro
Jerry Grayson
Tom Ransome
Chuck Cooper
Arnon Morris
Martin Fink
Co-Producer
Teodoro Maniaci
Cinematographer
Andy Keir
Film Editor
Debbie DeVilla
Production Design
Kasia Walicka-Maimone
Costume Designer
Aida Rodgers
Assistant Director
Amanda Slater
Assistant Director
Thomas Varga
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  • May 05, 2014
    Not bad. Anything with Christopher Walken is usually well-produced and worth a watch. He plays such an interesting creep. This film is more about the characters than action, and it's about what happens when you agree to commit a crime with morons.
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • Dec 04, 2008
    <center><img src="http://content8.flixster.com/photo/11/41/08/11410842_gal.jpg" width=200><br></center><br>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.<br><br><center><img src="http://content6.flixster.com/photo/11/41/08/11410840_gal.jpg" width=200></center><br>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.<br><br>-----------------------------------------------------------------<br>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.<br><br><font size=1>Im very suprised that Cyndi Lauper can actually act, she looks so mersmerizing too.</font><br><br><b>Directed by: Myles Connell<br>Genre: Drama</b>
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