The Gentleman Bandit

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The Gentleman Bandit
Directed byJordan Alan
Produced byDouglas Hunter
Meta Puttkammer
Charlie Mattera
Jordan Alan
Written byCharlie Mattera
Mark Petracca.
StarringCharlie Mattera
Peter Greene
Ed Lauter
Ryan O'Neal
Music byLawrence Nash Groupe
CinematographyJordan Alan
Edited byPaul O'Brien
Brett Smith
Production
  company
Terminal Bliss Pictures
47 Productions
Distributed byPathfinder Pictures
Release date(s)February 22, 2002 (Los Angeles)[1]
Running time87[1] or 93 minutes[2]
 
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The Gentleman Bandit
Directed byJordan Alan
Produced byDouglas Hunter
Meta Puttkammer
Charlie Mattera
Jordan Alan
Written byCharlie Mattera
Mark Petracca.
StarringCharlie Mattera
Peter Greene
Ed Lauter
Ryan O'Neal
Music byLawrence Nash Groupe
CinematographyJordan Alan
Edited byPaul O'Brien
Brett Smith
Production
  company
Terminal Bliss Pictures
47 Productions
Distributed byPathfinder Pictures
Release date(s)February 22, 2002 (Los Angeles)[1]
Running time87[1] or 93 minutes[2]

The Gentleman Bandit[1][2] retitled after theatrical release as Gentleman B.,[3] is a crime-drama film by producer-director Jordan Alan released in 2002. It was based on the life story of real-life reformed thief Charles Mattera.[4]

Plot[edit]

Brooklynite Nick and his childhood friend Manny grow up to become petty criminals. After Manny betrays him during a holdup, Nick goes to prison. Upon release, he visits his ex-girlfriend Maria in Los Angeles, where he learns the brutal, violent Manny has joined the police force and is divorced from Maria. Nick moves in with her and her 8-year-old daughter, Ally, and falls in with Maria's grandfatherly, ex-con landlord, Harry, who tries to groom Nick from his gruff ways. The two men come under police surveillance following a series of Beverly Hills bank robberies where the "gentleman bandit", as the press dubs him is a handsome, well-dressed man with a bandage on his nose.

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Reception[edit]

The film received generally negative reviews, with Variety saying it "plays implausibly on screen, especially since Jordan Alan has no feel for authentic texture or volatility within the crime genre",[2] The Hollywood Reporter calling it "minimal entertainment with nothing to recommend it,"[5] and New Times finding it "[t]edious, poorly acted and predictable."[5] The Los Angeles Times, however, called it "[a] very good, satisfying B picture with a lot of A virtues."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Gentleman Bandit". Phase9 Entertainment. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Koehler, Robert (March 1, 2002). "Also Playing: The Gentleman Bandit". Variety. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gentleman B.". Bliss Sinema. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Thomas, Kevin (March 1, 2002). "'Gentleman Bandit': Thief Has a Big Heart". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Gentleman Bandit [sic] at Rotten Tomatoes

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