Thieves Like Us

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Set during the 1930s, this film focuses on three escapees from a Midwestern prison camp who go on a crime spree throughout the South. The film is a remake of They Live By Night, yet it is distinguished by Robert Altman's's distinctive, detailed characterizations.

Cast

John Schuck
as Chicamaw
Tom Skerritt
as Dee Mobley
Al Scott
as Capt. Stammers
Joan Tewkesbury
as Lady in Train Station
Edward Fisher
as Bank Hostage
Josephine Bennett
as Bank Hostage
Howard Warner
as Bank Hostage
Rodney Lee Jr.
as James Mattingly
Eleanor Matthews
as Mrs. Stammers
Pam Warner
as Woman in Accident
Suzanne Majure
as Coca-Cola Girl
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Critic Reviews for Thieves Like Us

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (3)

Audience Reviews for Thieves Like Us

  • Feb 12, 2018
    Weird. But good! The Bowie character is especially enjoyable.
    Ed K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 27, 2011
    A minor work for Altman but still another exceptional film in his genre experimentation period.
    Graham J Super Reviewer
  • Oct 13, 2009
    Great gangster flick
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • May 25, 2008
    Based on the same book that 'They Live By Night' was, but I enjoyed this version a little more. Both Carradine and Duvall are very likeable. Great overlooked Altman.
    Grifty G Super Reviewer

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