The Real Thing

Their plan was simple. Get the cash.

Genres: Crime, Action
Their plan was simple...Get the Cash. As Rupert, an ex-con, tries to go straight, his younger brother James pursues a life of delinquency. Days after being released from jail, James is gunned down and lies waiting in a hospital for a liver transplant. In a desperate attempt to save his brother's life, Rupert decides to execute a heist at a downtown club on New Year's Eve that will give him the money he needs. Rupert assembles an eclectic crew of ex-cons, including his best friend and his ex-girlfriend. Rupert and his gang converge on the nightclub for a climax that spins out of control. New Year's Eve has never been so explosive!
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1996-01-01
Run time: 89 minute / 1:29
Director: James Merendino
Writer: James Merendino
Production Companies : LACCP, LAC, LP
Production Country: United States of America


James Russo
as Rupert Little
Jeremy Piven
as John
Fabrizio Bentivoglio
as Alfredo Donati
Robert LaSardo
as Eric Fidel
Ashley Laurence
as Carla
Emily Lloyd
as Lisa Tuttle
Rod Steiger
as Victor
Esai Morales
as Collin
Gary Busey
as Foreman
Max Perlich
as Tom
James Merendino Director

James Merendino Screenplay
Rustam Branaman Story

Peter Leinheiser Original Music Composer

Greg Littlewood Director of Photography
Bernard Salzmann Director of Photography

Esther P. Russell Editor

Roe Baker Casting
Geno Havens Casting

Charlotte Malmlöf Production Design
Sandra Grass Art Direction
Jacqui Knapp Art Direction
Segolen Koschu Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Megan Heath Costume Design

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