Bank Robber

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Bank Robber ★★ 1993 (R)

Billy (Dempsey) is a thief who will retire after one final bank heist, if only he hadn't for gotten to break that surveillance camera. Holed up in a New York hotel he's subject ed to extortion schemes and finds himself a new outlaw celebrity to newshounds. Bonet is a sweet hooker who falls in love with him. Satire on crooks and fame is too mildmannered for its own good but not without charm. Directorial debut of Mead. Unedited NC17 version also available. 94m/C VHS . Patrick Dempsey, Lisa Bonet, Olivia D'Abo, James Garde, Forest Whitaker, Judge Reinhold, Michael Jeter, Joe Alaskey, John Chap poulis; D: Nick Mead; W: Nick Mead; M: Stewart Copeland.