James Caan in Michael Mann's "Thief" (1981)

Thief (1981) Written and directed by Michael Mann. James Caan as Frank and Robert Prosky as Leo (not pictured)

Leo: I give you houses. I give you a car. You’re family. I thought you’d come around. What the hell is this? Where is gratitude?
Frank: Where is my end?
Leo: You can’t see day for night
Frank: I can see my money is still in your pocket which is from the yield of my labor. What gratitude? You’re making big profits from my work, my risk, my sweat. But that’s okay, because I elected to make that deal. But now the deal is over. I want my end and I am out.
Leo: Why don’t you join a labor union?
Frank: I am wearin’ it… My money in 24 hours or you will wear your ass for a hat.

2 Responses to “Thief (1981)”

  1. I’m not a big Michael Mann advocate, but I’d cite this as my favorite of his work.

  2. Yeah, I haven’t seen this in a long time but I remember liking it a lot. Another one I’ll need to revisit.

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