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Actors: Alicia Silverstone, Woody Harrelson, John Cleese, Rachael Leigh Cook, Paulo Costanzo, David Krumholtz, Joshua Leonard, Marcus Thomas

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Doleman (Marcus Thomas) needs a job. The only problem is, he doesn't interview well and he doesn't look like someone you would want to hire. So his roommate, Schmally (Rachael Leigh Cook) gives him a makeover and drives him to an interview at the local bank, where he is actually hired! Doleman is very excited and cannot wait to start the next week, but, in the meantime, the bank's tellers have plans of their own...
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There is the assistant manager, Woods (Woody Harrelson), a nature nut who lives with a duck whose mother was murdered. He makes a lousy $0.55 more per hour than the other tellers and feels that the bank owes him for his years of service. His plan is to steal the money out of a safe deposit box in the bank. The box belongs to Mr. Merchant (John Cleese), the richest man in town who made a fortune with his infomercial selling a get-rich-quick video tape that tells you how to become wealthy by selling real estate. Woods has one key, but the other key is strapped to Merchant's little yippy dog's collar. Now all Woods has to do is get the key from the dog and he is in!

Sheila (Alicia Silverstone), another teller, has just been dumped by her louse of a boyfriend, Rick (Joshua Leonard), who just happens to be the bank manager. Sheila is furious that she wasted all of her time on this jerk and she is even more upset that she paid for Rick's education and tutoring - including the tutor that Rick was now involved with! Sheila knows that Rick will be fired if the ATM machines are robbed one more time at the bank, so she comes up with a plan to do just that...

Stuart (Paulo Costanzo) is a genius who is always talking his broke, loser friend Max (David Krumholtz) out of hair-brained schemes. Who knew that one day Max might actually have a good idea? All Stuart has to do is get the $250,000 out of the mini-vault behind the tellers on a Friday night. Then they can take the money to Vegas, bet it all on one turn of the roulette wheel and his life would be changed forever! If Stuart wins, he will replace the money in the vault, if Stuart loses, he will be on the run for the rest of his life...

Three tellers with three plans to rob the bank all on the same night. None of the three know about any of the other plans and Doleman is still happily getting ready for work - until Schmally drags him out to egg Mr. Merchant's house for the poor video that she shelled out her hard earned money for...


The review of this Movie prepared by Debbie



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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Desert?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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