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4th Nov '16 5:02:26 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Bandits''''' is a 2001 romantic crime comedy caper directed by Barry Levinson and starring Creator/BruceWillis, Creator/BillyBobThornton and Creator/CateBlanchett.

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'''''Bandits''''' ''Bandits'' is a 2001 romantic crime comedy caper directed by Barry Levinson and starring Creator/BruceWillis, Creator/BillyBobThornton and Creator/CateBlanchett.
4th Nov '16 5:02:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Joe. The guy knocks over a bank with ''a Magic Marker''.
14th May '16 8:51:56 PM meanmetalmario
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* {{Gasshole}}: The daughter of the first bank manager the Bandits spend the night with rips a huge belch at the dinner table after offering to show the Bandits "something cool". [[ActorInspiredElement Also applies to the actress]], who is Bruce Willis's daughter, and according to him, no special effects were used in that scene.
8th May '16 12:49:43 PM PF_Fan
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'''''Bandits''''' is a 2001 romantic crime comedy caper directed by Barry Levinson and starring Creator/BruceWillis, Creator/BillyBobThornton and Creator/CateBlanchett. [[ActionGenreHeroGuy Tough guy]] with hidden depths Joe Blake (Willis) one day decides to escape from prison on a whim and takes with him super intelligent but [[SicklyNeuroticGeek highly neurotic]] Terry Collins (Thornton). Joe robs a bank to fund their life on the run, which turns out to be surprisingly easy and the two cohorts then hatch a master plan to rob banks across the country to amass enough money to flee south to Mexico, buy a bar and live out the rest of their days in comfort. Their modus operandi is to show up at the Bank Manager's home the night before the heist in a various array of disguises, spend the night and then force their captive to open the vault in the morning before the bank opens (effectively avoiding a hold-up situation), earning them the moniker, ''The Sleepover Bandits''.

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'''''Bandits''''' is a 2001 romantic crime comedy caper directed by Barry Levinson and starring Creator/BruceWillis, Creator/BillyBobThornton and Creator/CateBlanchett.

[[ActionGenreHeroGuy Tough guy]] with hidden depths Joe Blake (Willis) one day decides to escape from prison on a whim and takes with him super intelligent but [[SicklyNeuroticGeek highly neurotic]] Terry Collins (Thornton). Joe robs a bank to fund their life on the run, which turns out to be surprisingly easy and the two cohorts then hatch a master plan to rob banks across the country to amass enough money to flee south to Mexico, buy a bar and live out the rest of their days in comfort. Their modus operandi is to show up at the Bank Manager's home the night before the heist in a various array of disguises, spend the night and then force their captive to open the vault in the morning before the bank opens (effectively avoiding a hold-up situation), earning them the moniker, ''The Sleepover Bandits''.



* HeroesWantRedheads: Both the [[AntiHero 'heroes']] are in love with red-headed Kate.



* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Kate, oh so much. Let's see... Stunningly attractive? Check. High on life? Check, once she gets away from her uncaring husband, that is. Full of wacky quirks and idiosyncrasies? ''Check.'' Tendency towards petty crime? Check... well, if you can call bank robberies petty crime... She especially embodies the trope towards Terry as her off-beat and talkative nature ends up bringing him out of his neurotic, hypochondriac shell considerably.
-->'''Joe:''' What'd you bring her here for?
-->'''Terry:''' One, I had no choice, two, I may have suffered a slight concussion and three, she is mentally imbalanced to a spectacular degree.
-->'''Kate:''' I can ''hear'' you!



* TheSmartGuy: Terry.
* ThreesomeSubtext: Kate refuses to choose between the two and in the end [[spoiler:she's standing with both of them at Harvey's wedding.]]

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* TheSmartGuy: Terry.
Terry. He's the guy that came up with their modus operandi in the first place, and does all of the strategic planning.
* ThreesomeSubtext: Kate refuses to choose between the two Joe and Terry [[spoiler:and in the end [[spoiler:she's it's made pretty clear that they're in some kind of three way relationship as she is standing with both of them at Harvey's wedding.]]wedding and she kisses each of them passionately in turn.]]
** [[spoiler:It's also fairly easy to miss, but if you look closely Kate is clearly pregnant, begging the question, [[WhosYourDaddy who's the daddy?]]]]
8th May '16 12:42:49 PM PF_Fan
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'''''Bandits''''' is a romantic crime comedy released in 2001. Joe Blake (Creator/BruceWillis) decides to escape from prison on a whim and takes with him Terry Collins (Creator/BillyBobThornton). To fund their escape, they rob a bank, which turns out to be pretty easy. The two start hatching a plan to rob banks all across the country to save enough money to flee to Mexico and buy a bar to live out their days in ease.

However, a woman (Creator/CateBlanchett) gets involved and things become complicated...

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[[caption-width-right:310:Two's company. Three's a crime. [[OneTrueThreesome
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-->'''Bank Teller:''' ''Is this a joke?''
-->'''Joe:''' ''No ma'am. This is a bank robbery.''

'''''Bandits''''' is a 2001 romantic crime comedy released in 2001. caper directed by Barry Levinson and starring Creator/BruceWillis, Creator/BillyBobThornton and Creator/CateBlanchett. [[ActionGenreHeroGuy Tough guy]] with hidden depths Joe Blake (Creator/BruceWillis) (Willis) one day decides to escape from prison on a whim and takes with him super intelligent but [[SicklyNeuroticGeek highly neurotic]] Terry Collins (Creator/BillyBobThornton). To (Thornton). Joe robs a bank to fund their escape, they rob a bank, life on the run, which turns out to be pretty easy. The surprisingly easy and the two start hatching cohorts then hatch a master plan to rob banks all across the country to save amass enough money to flee south to Mexico and Mexico, buy a bar to and live out the rest of their days in ease.

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comfort. Their modus operandi is to show up at the Bank Manager's home the night before the heist in a various array of disguises, spend the night and then force their captive to open the vault in the morning before the bank opens (effectively avoiding a hold-up situation), earning them the moniker, ''The Sleepover Bandits''.

The plan runs smoothly until Terry ''literally'' runs into
a woman (Creator/CateBlanchett) gets involved called Kate Wheeler (Blanchett), an ignored and things become complicated...
depressed trophy wife who is desperate for some adventure and romance in her sterile, suburban life. Joe, instantly attracted to her, decides to take Kate on as their hostage (she actually stays with them of her own free will and is, in fact, an accomplice), much to Terry's initial displeasure. Things take a turn for the worse when both men inevitably end up falling head over heels in love with their 'hostage' and she seems unable to choose between them, [[CockFight causing a serious fracture in their criminal partnership]] at a time when they're planning their biggest heist to date, one that will end their legendary crime spree in style...






* {{Adorkable}}: Terry and Kate. They're both a little... [[CloudCuckooLander odd]] and socially awkward, but in very different and endearing ways.
* AntiHero: All the main characters fall under this trope, being criminals but also protagonists who the audience are expected to root for. Joe and Terry differ from most bank robbers, fictional or otherwise, being famous for their lack of the use of violence and the general 'courtesy' they show towards their captives.



* BankRobbery

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* BankRobberyBankRobbery: Lots of them, being the the main characters' crime of choice.



* ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler:Harvey is learning how to use special effects to set himself on fire when Joe and Terry first meet him.]]
* TheChick: Kate.

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* TheCaper: The Sleepover Bandits' final heist is on a much larger scale than their previous robberies, and ingenious and multi-layered in nature.
* ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler:Harvey is learning how to use special effects to set himself on fire when Joe and Terry first meet him. His skills come in essential as the 'special effects guy' during the gang's big final heist.]]
* TheChick: Kate.Kate, being the emotional core and the only woman in the gang. [[spoiler: Well, up until Claire ('Pink Boots') helps them out with their final heist, that is.]]
* CockFight: The latter half of the film is this trope, with Joe and Terry constantly bickering and trying to trick and one-up each other to win Kate's affection, culminating in a prolonged physical fight involving guns and plate glass windows.



* GeniusDitz: Harvey.

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* GeniusDitz: Harvey. He's a genius when it comes to elaborate special effects and stunts, but a complete ditz in every other area. In one scene, he's wearing a hilariously garish cowboy-style outfit and the following dialogue occurs:
-->'''Terry:''' Harvey?
-->'''Harvey:''' Yeah?
-->'''Terry:''' Do you remember what I said about conspicuous behavior?
-->'''Harvey:''' Keep it low profile.
-->'''Terry:''' Are you achieving it do you think?
-->'''Harvey:''' Yep.
-->'''Terry:''' Good boy.
16th Jul '15 6:39:18 AM CheeseDogX
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** In case anyone's wondering, the movie Joe is taking about is ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight''
31st Mar '15 11:05:09 PM maxwellsilver
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* ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler:Harvey is learning how to do special effects when Joe and Terry first meet him.]]

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* ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler:Harvey is learning how to do use special effects to set himself on fire when Joe and Terry first meet him.]]
14th Mar '15 11:44:49 PM tropeminer
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''Bandits'' is a romantic crime comedy released in 2001. Joe Blake (Creator/BruceWillis) decides to escape from prison on a whim and takes with him Terry Collins (Creator/BillyBobThornton). To fund their escape, they rob a bank, which turns out to be pretty easy. The two start hatching a plan to rob banks all across the country to save enough money to flee to Mexico and buy a bar to live out their days in ease.

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''Bandits'' '''''Bandits''''' is a romantic crime comedy released in 2001. Joe Blake (Creator/BruceWillis) decides to escape from prison on a whim and takes with him Terry Collins (Creator/BillyBobThornton). To fund their escape, they rob a bank, which turns out to be pretty easy. The two start hatching a plan to rob banks all across the country to save enough money to flee to Mexico and buy a bar to live out their days in ease.
8th Mar '15 3:02:37 AM maxwellsilver
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For the 1997 German film, see: ''Film/{{Bandits1997}}''.

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For the 1997 German film, see: ''Film/{{Bandits1997}}''.
''Film/{{Bandits 1997}}''.
2nd Feb '15 12:23:29 AM maxwellsilver
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* OddCouple: Joe and Terry. Terry being a neurotic hypochondriac and Joe being... BruceWillis.

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* OddCouple: Joe and Terry. Terry being a neurotic hypochondriac and Joe being... BruceWillis.Creator/BruceWillis.
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