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?
According to an interview on the DVD, Michael Madsen says that Kirk Baltz asked to ride in his trunk to experience what it was really like. Madsen agreed, but decided as he went along that this was time for his own character development. So he drove down a long alley with potholes, and then a Taco Bell drive-through before taking Baltz back to the parking lot and letting him out. The soda he ordered at said drive-through is the same one he can be seen drinking during his character's first appearance in the warehouse. Read More