- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: June 23, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Millennium
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas co-star in this heist film directed by Mimi Leder (DEEP IMPACT, THE PEACEMAKER). Also known as THICK AS THIEVES, the direct-to-video crime-drama centers around a master thief, Keith (Freeman), who recruits a small-time hood, Gabriel (Banderas), to help him steal a pair of Faberge eggs in order to pay off a debt to a Russian mobster (Rade Serbedzija, 24). But things aren't always what they seem in the criminal underworld, especially when Gabriel becomes involved with Keith's goddaughter (Radha Mitchell, SILENT HILL) and a persistent cop (Robert Forster, JACKIE BROWN) begins trailing the thieves' every move.
From acclaimed director Mimi Leder (Deep Impact), with an all-star action cast led by Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas and Radha Mitchell, THE CODE is full of deceit, thievery and twists at every turn. While pulling a down-and-dirty jewelry heist on a subway train, Gabriel (Banderas) encounters Ripley (Freeman), a legendary thief who was casing the same job. In spite of Gabriel's initial reluctance, Ripley manages to rope him into an impossible job: the theft of two priceless Faberge Imperial Eggs from the heavily guarded vault of a New York diamond wholesaler. The stakes rise for Gabriel and Ripley when Ripley's goddaughter (Mitchell) is kidnapped by the KGB. Staying one step ahead of the NYPD, the FBI, the diamond merchants and the vicious Russian KGB crime boss determined to have the priceless eggs for himself, Gabriel and Ripley must find a way to pull off the heist and make it out alive.