The Opportunists

2000

The Opportunists

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52%

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Total Count: 27

50%

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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.

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Cast

Christopher Walken
as Victor Kelly
Peter McDonald
as Michael Lawler
José Zúñiga
as Jesus Del Toro
Cyndi Lauper
as Sally Mahon
Vera Farmiga
as Miriam Kelly
Donal Logue
as Pat Duffy
Tom Noonan
as Mort Stein
Anne Pitoniak
as Aunt Diedre
Olek Krupa
as Ted Walikaki
Chuck Cooper
as Arnon Morris
Kate Burton
as Rest Home Sister
Jim Mayzie
as Rest Home Priest
Jerry Grayson
as Tom Hansome
John Ortiz
as Ismail Espinoza
Rosalyn Coleman
as Kevin's Partner
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Critic Reviews for The Opportunists

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Audience Reviews for The Opportunists

  • 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>
    Ginny   Super Reviewer

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