Thief (1981)

Tonight, his take home pay is $410,000... tax free.

  • Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
  • Release Date: 1981-03-27
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 626 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 3min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Mann/Caan Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Michael Mann
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Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he signs on with a top gangster for a big score.

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  • James Caan

    as Frank
  • Tuesday Weld

    as Jessie
  • Robert Prosky

    as Leo
  • Willie Nelson

    as Okla
  • Jim Belushi

    as Barry
  • Tom Signorelli

    as Attaglia
  • Dennis Farina

    as Carl
  • Nick Nickeas

    as Nick
  • W.R. Brown

    as Mitch
  • Norm Tobin

    as Guido
  • John Santucci

    as Urizzi
  • Gavin MacFadyen

    as Boreksco
  • Chuck Adamson

    as Ancell
  • Sam Cirone

    as Martello
  • Spero Anast

    as Bukowski
  • Walter Scott

    as Detective D. Simpson
  • Sam T. Louis

    as Large Detective in Suit
  • William LaValley

    as Joseph
  • Lora Staley

    as Paula
  • Hal Frank

    as Joe Gags
  • Del Close

    as Mechanic #1
  • Bruce A. Young

    as Mechanic #2
  • John Kapelos

    as Mechanic #3
  • Mike Genovese

    as Bartender at Green Mill
  • William Petersen

    as Katz & Jammer Bartender
  • Karen Berger

    as Ruthie
  • Joan Lazzerini

    as Attaglia's Receptionist
  • Beverly Somerman

    as Secretary with Cup
  • Enrico R. Cannataro

    as Salesman at L&A Plating
  • Mary Louise Wade

    as Waitress #1 at Deli
  • Donna J. Fenton

    as Waitress #2 at Deli
  • Thomas Giblin

    as Mighty Joe Young Band
  • Willie Hayes

    as Mighty Joe Young Band
  • Conrad Mocarski

    as Mighty Joe Young Band
  • Benny Turner

    as Mighty Joe Young Band
  • Steve Randolph

    as Bouncer at Katz & Jammer
  • Nancy Santucci

    as Hojo Waitress
  • Nathan Davis

    as Grossman
  • Thomas O. Erhart Jr.

    as Judge
  • Fredric Stone

    as Attorney Garner
  • Robert J. Kuper

    as Bailiff
  • Joene Hanhardt

    as Court Recorder
  • Marge Kotlisky

    as Mrs. Knowles
  • J. Jay Saunders

    as Doctor
  • Susan McCormick

    as Nurse
  • Michael Paul Chan

    as Waiter at Chinese Restaurant
  • Tom Howard

    as Jewelry Salesman #1
  • Richard Karie

    as Jewelry Salesmen #2
  • Oscar DiLorenzo

    as Customer at Green Mill
  • Patty Ross

    as Marie
  • Margot Charlior

    as Rosa
Directing Michael Mann Director
Writing Michael Mann Screenplay
Production Michael Mann Executive Producer
Writing Frank Hohimer Novel
Production Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Production Ronnie Caan Producer
Camera Donald E. Thorin Director of Photography
Editing Dov Hoenig Editor
Production Richard Brams Associate Producer
Production Vic Ramos Casting
Art Mel Bourne Production Design
Art Mary Dodson Art Direction
Writing Michael Mann Screenstory
Art John M. Dwyer Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Frank Griffin Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Edie Panda Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Kathe Swanson Hairstylist
Production Gene Levy Unit Production Manager
Directing Peter Bogart First Assistant Director
Directing Richard Graves Second Assistant Director
Sound Edgar Froese Original Music Composer
Sound Christopher Franke Original Music Composer
Sound Johannes Schmölling Original Music Composer
Art Michael Molly Assistant Art Director
Sound Larry Carow Sound Effects Editor
Sound David B. Cohn Sound Effects Editor
Sound Samuel C. Crutcher Sound Effects Editor
Sound Robert Glass Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Scott A. Hecker Sound Effects Editor
Sound Chris Jenkins Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Robert Knudson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Don MacDougall Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Jerry Stanford Sound Effects Editor
Costume & Make-Up Jodie Lynn Tillen Costume Supervisor
Directing Scott Maitland First Assistant Director
Art Joe Acord Construction Coordinator
Art Johnny Lattanzio Paint Coordinator
Art Bill MacSems Property Master
Art Barton M. Susman Leadman
Sound Gary A. Hecker Foley Artist
Sound David M. Ronne Sound Mixer
Sound Robert R. Rutledge Supervising Sound Effects Editor
Sound John B. Schuyler Boom Operator
Sound Craig S. Jaeger Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Joseph A. Ippolito Assistant Sound Editor
Sound George H. Anderson Assistant Sound Editor
Crew Russel Hessey Special Effects
Crew Norman Blankenship Stunts
Crew H.P. Evetts Stunts
Camera Craig Denault Camera Operator
Camera Alan R. Disler Assistant Camera
Camera Jack Lee Gary Assistant Camera
Camera Michael Genne Assistant Camera
Camera Daniel R. Jordan Key Grip
Camera James Zenk Still Photographer
Production Lisa Clarkson Extras Casting
Production Stanzi Stokes Additional Casting
Costume & Make-Up Paula Cain Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Dennis Fill Costumer
Editing Donah Bassett Negative Cutter
Editing Dick Bernstein Assistant Editor
Editing Aubrey Head Color Timer
Production Patrick Markey Location Manager
Production Michael J. Maschio Location Manager
Production Larry Rapaport Location Manager
Sound Bob Badami Music Editor
Crew Craig Safan Additional Music
Directing Sandy King Script Supervisor
Crew Bo Falck Transportation Coordinator
Crew Chuck Adamson Technical Advisor
Crew Sam Cirone Security
Art Arnold Goodwin Title Designer
Crew Wilbur Hopp Craft Service
Crew John Santucci Technical Advisor
Production Art Schaefer Production Accountant
Production Florian Schereck Assistant Accountant
Crew Robert Werden Unit Publicist
Production Lisbeth Wynn-Owen Production Coordinator
Crew Sidney Beckerman Thanks
Crew Walter Scott Stunt Coordinator