This tragic crime thriller follows the dangerous sequence of events that unfold when six criminals, seemingly strangers to each other, are hired by a crime boss, Joe Cabot, to carry out a diamond robbery. Right at the outset, they are given false names with the intention that they won't get too close and will concentrate on the job instead. They are completely sure that the robbery is going to be a success.
The twist in the tale occurs when, to their utter shock and consternation the police show up right at the time and the site of the robbery. Panic spreads amongst the group members, and one of them is killed in the subsequent shootout, along with a few policemen and civilians.
When the remaining people assemble at the premeditated rendezvous point (a warehouse), they begin to suspect that one of them is an undercover cop. Does the group really comprise of strangers with no prior knowledge of each other's identity? Is there truly an informant in their midst? How will the heist turnout for them?
Did you know?
Michael Madsen had difficulty filming the torture scenes. He was particularly reluctant when he was required to hit actor Kirk Baltz. When the cop, pleading for his life, says that he has a child at home (a line not in the script), Madsen, himself a new father at the time, was so disturbed by the idea of leaving a child fatherless that he couldn't finish the scene. Read More