American Heist

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American Heist
American Heist Poster.jpg
US theatrical poster
Directed by Sarik Andreasyan
Produced by Tove Christensen
Georgy Malkov
Sarik Andreasyan
Gevond Andreasyn
Written by Raul Inglis
Based on The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery film
by Charles Guggenheim
Starring Hayden Christensen
Adrien Brody
Jordana Brewster
Tory Kittles
Music by Roman Vishnevsky
Alim Zairov
Akon (original music tracks)
Cinematography Antonio Calvache
Edited by Kirill Kozlov
Kiran Pallegadda
Distributed by Saban Films
Films Glacier
Release date
  • October 22, 2014 (2014-10-22) (New Orleans)
  • January 22, 2015 (2015-01-22) (Russia)
  • July 24, 2015 (2015-07-24) (United States)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $10 million

American Heist is a 2014 American independent action film directed by Russian director Sarik Andreasyan, based on the 1959 film The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery directed by Charles Guggenheim and John Stix.[1] The film stars Hayden Christensen, Jordana Brewster, Adrien Brody and Akon. It was screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2014.[2]


James (Hayden Christensen), a man with nothing to lose, owes his life to his older brother Frankie (Adrien Brody), who took the rap for a crime they did together. While Frankie served time, James worked to turn his life around, He manages to get a job and begins courting his girlfriend Emily (Jordana Brewster). Now, Frankie is released and back on the streets with no money and no place to go. All that's left is for him and James to commit a heist unlike any other.



Glacier Films produced the film within $10 million range.[1]

Principal photography of the film began in June 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.[4][5]

Box office

American Heist was only screened in 10 theaters in the U.S.[6] and grossed a very small sum: $251, according to The Numbers[7] or $5,800, according to Movie City News,[8] with additional $1,760,247 grossed from home video sales.[7] In Russia and ex-Soviet countries, the movie had a wider release and grossed more than $2 million,[9] still below the movie's budget of $10,000,000,[7] and is considered a box office bomb.


American Heist received negative reviews; on Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 13% rating based on 15 reviews.[10] According to Metacritic, the film's average critical rating was 23 out of 100.[11] Reception in Russian media was also predominantly negative; according to Kritikanstvo[12] and Megacritic[13] aggregators, Russian critics ranked the movie 3.5 out of 10 on average.


  1. ^ a b "Glacier Films Launches With 11-Film Slate Starting With 'American Heist'". 16 May 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Toronto Film Festival Lineup". Variety. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster Join 'American Heist'". 24 June 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Akon Joins Cast Of Indie Thriller 'American Heist' - A Remake Of 1959 Steve McQueen Film". 24 June 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Hayden Christensen's 'American Heist' starts shooting today in New Orleans". 18 June 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Режиссер «Ограбления по-американски» отреагировал на новость о провале фильма: Кино: Культура:
  7. ^ a b c American Heist (2015) - Financial Information
  8. ^ The Weekend Report « Movie City News
  9. ^
  10. ^ American Heist (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes
  11. ^ American Heist Reviews - Metacritic
  12. ^ Рецензии на фильм Ограбление по-американски / American Heist (2015), отзывы
  13. ^ Ограбление по-американски - отзывы о фильме — Мегакритик

External links

  • American Heist on IMDb
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