Under the Radar?: “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”

“May you be in heaven half an hour before the Devil knows you’re dead.”

“Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” is a 2007 film about a pair of brothers who decide to rob their parents’ Jewelry Store, to disastrous consequences.

It stars Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marissa Tormei and Albert Finney.

Hoffman stars as an accounting executive with a drug problem who has been embezzling money from the company he works for. In anticipation of an upcoming audit, he proposes the robbery to his brother, who is also financially strapped. Their plan is to go at a time when they know the part time help will be working the counter, and not their parents. They won’t even have to use a real gun. Their parents have insurance, so they’ll be compensated for their losses. No one loses….

At least in theory.

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