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* RealityEnsues: The guys have a daydream fantasy of them pulling off the heist with the casual expertise of typical Hollywood thieves. The actual theft goes about as wrong as possible despite still getting the loot, from scheduling mishaps to misjudging the escape route to the difficulties of "neutralizing" an innocent bystander (both physically and morally) and, above all, not accounting for the idea that the bigger the theft [[spoiler: appraisal firms will be more suspicious of valuable items showing up]].


The cast includes Creator/EvanPeters as Warren Lipka, Creator/BarryKeoghan as Spencer Reinhard, Creator/BlakeJenner as Chas Allen, and Creator/JaredAbrahamson as Eric Borsuk.



* GenreSavvy: Warren and Spencer take points from several heist films in order to plan their own heist.



* LifeImitatesArt: [[invoked]] Warren and Spencer bone up on heist films to plan their theft. They use the color-themed naming convention from ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' and even have the same argument about the usage of the codename "Mr. Pink" found in the film. Chas points out that the purpose of the aliases in ''Reservoir Dogs'' is to prevent the perpetrators from knowing each other's real names so that they couldn't inform on each other, which isn't applicable to ''this'' crime. Warren counters that they're just codenames for the robbery itself to avoid saying each other's names.

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* LifeImitatesArt: [[invoked]] InUniverse. Warren and Spencer bone up on heist films to plan their theft. They use the color-themed naming convention from ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' and even have the same argument about the usage of the codename "Mr. Pink" found in the film. Chas points out that the purpose of the aliases in ''Reservoir Dogs'' is to prevent the perpetrators from knowing each other's real names so that they couldn't inform on each other, which isn't applicable to ''this'' crime. Warren counters that they're just codenames for the robbery itself to avoid saying each other's names.

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* IndulgentFantasySegue: At one point, the movie appears to move into TheHeist, which goes off flawlessly with Warren displaying James Bond levels of badass-ness. However, this turns out to be Warren envisioning how the heist will go. The actual robbery runs a lot less smoothly.


* ASimplePlan: Millions of dollars worth of rare books with only an elderly librarian guarding them. What could go wrong?


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* ASimplePlan: Millions of dollars worth of rare books with only an elderly librarian guarding them. What could go wrong?

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* SpannerInTheWorks: The first attempt at the robbery gets abandoned because there are multiple librarians in the rare book room, and the gang has no contingency for dealing with this.


* LifeImitatesArt: [[invoked]] Warren and Spencer bone up on heist films to plan their theft. They use the color-themed naming convention from ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' and even have the same argument about the usage of the codename "Mr. Pink" found in the film. Chas points out that the purpose of the aliases in the film is to prevent the perpetrators from knowing each other's real names so that they couldn't inform on each other, which isn't applicable to ''this'' crime. Warren counters that they're just codenames for the robbery itself to avoid saying each other's names.

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* LifeImitatesArt: [[invoked]] Warren and Spencer bone up on heist films to plan their theft. They use the color-themed naming convention from ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' and even have the same argument about the usage of the codename "Mr. Pink" found in the film. Chas points out that the purpose of the aliases in the film ''Reservoir Dogs'' is to prevent the perpetrators from knowing each other's real names so that they couldn't inform on each other, which isn't applicable to ''this'' crime. Warren counters that they're just codenames for the robbery itself to avoid saying each other's names.


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* GoToAlias: At several points in the film, Warren uses the alias 'Walter Beckman'.

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* GoToAlias: At several points in the film, Warren uses the alias 'Walter Beckman'."Walter Beckman."

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* ASimplePlan: Millions of dollars worth of rare books with only an elderly librarian guarding them. What could go wrong?

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* GoToAlias: At several points in the film, Warren uses the alias 'Walter Beckman'.


* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Title cards at the end reveal that all four perpetrators are now free and living quiet, modest lives.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Title cards at the end reveal that all four perpetrators are now free and living quiet, modest lives.lives.
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* ShoppingCartAntics: Spencer and Warren are sitting in Warren's car in a parking lot, smoking weed and talking about how their lives are going nowhere. They are watching a bunch of people just hanging out in the empty parking lot; two of whom are pushing each other around in a shopping cart. Just before they leave, they see the now empty shopping cart rolling down the hill on fire.

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* ShoppingCartAntics: Spencer and Warren are sitting in Warren's car in a parking lot, smoking weed and talking about how their lives are going nowhere. They are watching a bunch of people just hanging out in the empty parking lot; lot, two of whom are pushing each other around in a shopping cart. Just before they leave, they see the now empty shopping cart rolling down the hill on fire.


* MommasBoy: Warren is implied to be one. He's the only one to ask if everything is alright when he hears his mother drop some pans in the kitchen. The real Warren also says that he selected his alias "Mr. Yellow" because he's his mother's sunshine.
* {{Motif}}: Birds, referencing ''The Birds of America''


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* MommasBoy: Warren is implied to be one. He's the only one to ask if everything is alright when he hears his mother drop some pans in the kitchen. The real Warren also says that he selected his alias "Mr. Yellow" because he's his mother's sunshine.
* {{Motif}}: Birds, referencing ''The Birds of America''


* ShoppingCartAntics: Spencer and Warren are sitting in Warren's car in a parking lot, smoking weed and talking about how their lives are going nowhere. They are watching a bunch of people just hanging out in the empty parking lot,; two of whom are pushing each other around in a shopping cart. Just before they leave, they see the now empty shopping cart rolling down the hill on fire.

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* ShoppingCartAntics: Spencer and Warren are sitting in Warren's car in a parking lot, smoking weed and talking about how their lives are going nowhere. They are watching a bunch of people just hanging out in the empty parking lot,; lot; two of whom are pushing each other around in a shopping cart. Just before they leave, they see the now empty shopping cart rolling down the hill on fire.

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* ShoppingCartAntics: Spencer and Warren are sitting in Warren's car in a parking lot, smoking weed and talking about how their lives are going nowhere. They are watching a bunch of people just hanging out in the empty parking lot,; two of whom are pushing each other around in a shopping cart. Just before they leave, they see the now empty shopping cart rolling down the hill on fire.

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