Small Time Crooks


Ray and Frenchy Winkler's bank heist plans may have been a recipe for disaster. But the rise and fall of this half-baked batch of SMALL TIME CROOKS proved a delectable experience for filmmaker Woody Allen and his entire cast.

The story of the Winklers' master plan combined with the opportunity to work with Allen were the key ingredients that enticed such world-class comedic stars as Tracey Ullman, Hugh Grant and Elaine May. The film marks Ullman's third teaming with Allen, while it was the first time May and Grant had collaborated with the multiple Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and actor.

Shooting in and around his usual Manhattan haunts, Allen relied on the talents of his longtime collaborators, including producer Jean Doumanian, co-producer Helen Robin, co-executive producers Jack ...

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