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Masterminds is a 2016 comedy film directed by Jared Hess, starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, and Jason Sudeikis. Based on a true story, it recounts the 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery, one of the biggest bank heists in U.S. history.


This film contains examples of:

  • Bank Robbery: The plot centers around a plan to rob Loomis Fargo.
  • The Caper: In this case, the caper is to rob Loomis Fargo.
  • Flowers of Romance: David brings Kelly a pair of roses for what he thinks is a date.
  • Nice Guy: The film portrays David as a nice guy who got in way over his head.
  • Nouveau Riche: Steve and his family quickly become this after the Loomis Fargo heist, buying a lavish house and loading it up with gaudy crap.
  • Replacement Goldfish: When the film opens, David has resigned himself to being this for Jandice, who had fallen passionately in love with David's distant cousin only to lose him.
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  • Toxic Friend Influence: After getting fired from Loomis Fargo, Kelly falls in with childhood friend Steve, who's become a bank robber, and who soon recruits her for a scheme.

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