Thief ★★★ Violent Streets 1981 (R)
A big-time professional thief likes working solo, but decides to sign up with the mob in order to make one more big score and retire. He finds out it's not that easy. Taut and atmospheric thriller is director Mann's feature film debut. 126m/C VHS, DVD . James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, James Belushi, Elizabeth Pena, Robert Prosky, Dennis Farina; D: Michael Mann; W: Michael Mann; C: Donald E. Thorin; M: Tangerine Dream.