the year: 2007
the genre: suspense
the cast: Michael Caine (Mr. Hobbs); Demi Moore (Laura Quinn); Lambert Wilson (Finch); Joss Ackland (Sir Milton Kendrick Ashtoncroft); Nathaniel Parker (Oliver Ashtoncroft)
the plot: Laura Quinn is a bright, driven and beautiful executive at the London Diamond Corporation who finds herself frustrated by a glass ceiling after years of faithful employment. Hobbs is the nighttime janitor at London Diamond who is virtually invisible to the executives that work there, but over the years has amassed a startling amount of knowledge about how the company runs. Hobbs has his own bone to pick with London Diamond. Observing Laura’s frustration, he convinces her to help him execute an ingenious plan to steal a hefty sum in diamonds. But unbeknownst to Laura, Hobbs plans go even farther than he’s let on, and together they set in motion a thrilling heist of dizzying proportions, the likes of which London has never seen.
check out: the high-tech security cameras that are installed the day before the heist.
don't miss: Hobbs' interrogation by Finch.
count: the difference between how many diamonds Hobbs agrees to steal and how many he actually steals.
also check out: Lambert Wilson as Finch (sigh.)
watch the movie in parts starting here. Quick heads up: there is some brief language and one f-bomb.
extra bonus points: (and a warm, fuzzy feeling) if you can name the song ACTUALLY playing on Laura’s apartment record player. I love it, but haven’t been able to find out what it is.
listen for: "May I give you some advice, Miss Quinn?" "Well, you are the one holding the gun."
did you know: the script was written with Michael Caine in mind for the part of Hobbs.