Kevin Spacey stars in this Irish crime film as Michael Lynch, the leader and mastermind of a gang of Dublin thieves whose heists often double as unbelievable pranks. Though his inimitable style and generosity with have won him many admirers among the general population, his increasingly brazen robberies have provoked the ire of both the police and the IRA. Vehemently anti-establishment, Lynch refuses to placate either group, a move that complicates things when a stolen Carvaggio proves to be far too hot for him to sell. This misstep gives detective Noel Quigley, who has been after Lynch for years, the chance to catch Ireland's most famous criminal and forces Lynch to go on the run.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Ordinary Decent Criminal
Academy Award(R)-winner Kevin Spacey (Best Actor, 1999, AMERICAN BEAUTY) leads an all-star cast in this fast, fun, and suspenseful story of a clever crime boss and the lost art of the heist! Michael Lynch (Spacey) is Dublin's most notorious criminal, known for brazen robberies that perplex the police and inspire his fellow working-class Northsiders. When he's not playing family man with his children and two wives -- sisters Christine (Linda Fiorentino -- MEN IN BLACK) and Lisa (Helen Baxendale) -- Lynch is busy plotting elaborate larcenies that are as much about style and showmanship as the loot involved! But when the one cop (Stephen Dillane -- SPY GAME) sharp enough to catch Lynch gets on his case, our fun-loving criminal gets a run for his money! Also featuring Colin Farrell (MINOTIRY REPORT) as Lynch's loyal sidekick -- you're sure to get your money's worth from his highly original and endlessly entertaining movie treat!