smart heist film that’s actually about 95% post-heist. features the line “They’re gonna strip you naked and go to work on you with a pair of pliers and a blowtorch” which was later used in pulp fiction as “I’ma call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin’ niggers, who’ll go to work on the homes here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch. You hear me talkin’, hillbilly boy? I ain’t through with you by a damn sight. I’ma get medieval on your ass.” besides that it’s a good film. was unsure with the intro credits sequence, but it heated up pretty quickly and never really lets up. varrick is a smart guy who’s always one step ahead of the mob and the audience. good film with a good performance from matthau. matthau was also in fail-safe which i watched a couple weeks ago. he’s done some good stuff.