Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017

Superthief: Inside America's Biggest Bank Score


Year: 2012
Country: USA
Run Time: 83 minutes

Superthief: Inside America's Biggest Bank Score

If a Bank Burglar Hall of Fame is ever built, it has to be placed in Collinwood, OH. The Cleveland neighborhood is home to some of the U.S.'s most prolific and daring bank robbers of all time—the most famous of whom is Phil Christopher, who pulled off a bank job in Laguna Niguel, California for a record-setting $30 million in 1972. SUPERTHIEF is a documentary about the men who put together one of the most enterprising and remarkable bank burglaries of all time, as well as the men tasked with bringing the crooks to justice. Including interviews with Christopher, his accomplices, and the local law and federal enforcement agents, this uncompromising film is an in-depth look into what went into the crime, and how the criminals were caught. After spending nearly 30 years in prison for his crimes, Christopher now tells, in great detail, about how his growing up in the infamous Collinwood neighborhood led him to a life of crime. A real-life story of a modern-day, Cleveland-bred James Gang, SUPERTHIEF takes you inside the minds of a group of men who made a living by living on the edge of the law. – T.W.

CIFF36 Screenings

Friday, March 23, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Local Heroes Competition

Tommy Reid

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Mathieu Vadepied

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
An Ohio State University and New York Film Academy grad, Tommy Reid has been producing, writing, and directing films for nearly 15 years.

Select Filmography
"7-10 Split" (2007), "Danny Greene: The Rise and Fall of the Irishman" (2009) - 35th CIFF, "Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story" (2010), SUPERTHIEF: INSIDE AMERICA'S BIGGEST BANK SCORE (2012)

Print Source

Dundee Entertainment, LLC


Media Partner

Omni Media

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