Thief
Staff Pick
Showings
Film Info
Series:Staff Pick
Rating:R
Run Time:122 min
Release Year:1981
Country:US
Genre:Drama
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Mann
Cast Members:James Caan
Tuesday Weld
Dennis Farina
Robert Prosky
Willie Nelson
James Belushi
Description

Staff Pick is a monthly selection straight from one our own movie-loving staff members at The Roxy Theater.

The contemporary American auteur Michael Mann’s bold artistic sensibility was already fully formed when he burst out of the gate with Thief, his debut feature. James Caan stars, in one of his most riveting performances, as a no-nonsense ex-con safecracker planning to leave the criminal world behind after one final diamond heist—but he discovers that escape is not as simple as he’d hoped. Finding hypnotic beauty in neon and rain-slick streets, sparks and steel, Thief effortlessly established the moody stylishness and tactile approach to action that would also define such later iconic entertainments from Mann as Miami Vice, Manhunter, and Heat.