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A 2003 criminal comedy film directed by Gavin Grazer that has several bank tellers (Alicia Silverstone, Paulo Costanzo, Woody Harrelson) all planning to rob their bank at the same time on the same day.

The film also stars Rachael Leigh Cook, David Krumholtz, and Joshua Leonard.

It was released on July 25, 2003 in the United States.

Tropes for the film:

  • Hiccup Hijinks: The beginning of the film starts with a firefighter getting hiccups while his friend tries telling a story. They try some cures such as drinking water until he suggests scaring them. He's eventually cured when Sheila takes out her frustration on him when she's dumped by Rick.
  • In-Universe Catharsis: Carter gets this when he pelts his obnoxious boss in the head with a huge ice cream snowball. it got him fired, obviously, but he admits it felt great to go out on such a high note.
  • Jerkass: Charles Merchant, a rich conman who made his fortune selling worthless get-rich-quick schemes, who lives in a gated mansion, hunts ducks for the pleasure of brutally killing them (his approach is to empty the shotgun on them, and when one falls, to crush it to death with the butt stock), and scares away a girl scout selling cookies.
  • Gambit Pileup: Surprisingly averted. The main plot is about several characters all planning some kind of crime, and they're all connected with the bank in some way, yet none of them really cross paths or cause problems for each other during their respective escapades.
  • Imagine Spot: Shmally has a couple with her appearing as her D&D character enacting some violent "justice" on tiresome workplace bosses.
  • Inside Job: The film shows three different plots to rob a bank, with the robbers being the bank tellers, each one planning their own approach to a different score.
  • Large Ham: Shmally during her Imagine Spot really embodies her vicious barbarian character.
  • One-Word Title: Scorched.
  • Where Are They Now: In the film's ending, it is revealed that Carter now works as a assistant manager in the bank, Max and Stu moved to Las Vegas, Jason went to the South and has not been seen since, and Sheila is now enrolled in college.