DVD 124 mins IMDB 6.8 (19,660 votes)
The Score
Paramount Pictures (2001)
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(2002 )
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA  /  English

Robert De Niro Nick Wells
Edward Norton Jack Teller/Brian
Marlon Brando Max
Angela Bassett Diane
Gary Farmer Burt
Paul Soles Danny
Jamie Harrold Steven
Serge Houde Laurent
Jean-René Ouellet André
Martin Drainville Jean-Claude
Claude Despins Albert
Richard Waugh Sapperstein
Mark Camacho Eric, Sapperstein's Cousin
Christina Colburn Woman in Study (as Marie-Josée D'Amours)
Gavin Svensson Man in Study

Director Frank Oz; Robert De Niro
Producer Gary Foster; Lee Rich
Writer Daniel E. Taylor; Kario Salem; Lem Dobbs; Scott Marshall Smith
Cinematography Rob Hahn
Musician Howard Shore; Cassandra Wilson
User Credit 1 Richard Pearson
User Credit 2 Aude Bronson-Howard

Three generations of method acting giants unite for this crime thriller written by Kario Salem and directed by Frank Oz. Robert De Niro stars as Nick Wells, an aging thief whose specialty is safecracking and who is on the verge of retiring to a life of ease, running his jazz club and romancing his girlfriend Diane (Angela Bassett). But before he can ride off into the sunset, Nick is pressured to do one last job by his mentor and business partner, a flamboyant and extravagant upscale fence named Max (Marlon Brando). Max is plotting the heist of the Montreal Customs House, and he's got a man on the inside, Jackie Teller (Edward Norton), a talented but volatile crook who has managed to ingratiate himself with the facility's staff as a fellow employee suffering from cerebral palsy. Jackie bristles at Nick's interference in "his" score, however, and threatens violence when it seems he's going to be cut out of the action. In the meantime, Nick grows increasingly ill at ease about the operation, as it violates his two most important dictums in thievery: always work alone and never pull a job in your own city. The part of Max in The Score was written specifically for Brando by screenwriter Salem, although the improvisational star and his director Oz reportedly clashed during filming. — Karl Williams

Edition Details
Barcode 097363392149
Region Region 1
Chapters 15
Release Date 12/11/2001
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
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User Text 1 Language.
User Text 2 There are no partners in crime
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Trivia: In the film, Nick's (Robert De Niro) computer hacker buddy is stationed in his mother's basement. She yells downstairs at him, and he keeps yelling back at her to leave him alone. The same happens to De Niro's character Rupert Pupkin in his earlier film The King of Comedy (1983). (more)

Goofs: Errors in geography: The bus stop at which Brian gets off the bus on his way to the customs house does not exist. No buses run near the Montreal customs house. (more)

Quotes: Nick: When was it you started thinking you were better than me? (more)

Awards: 1 win (more)