The Real Thing (1996)

01/01/1996 (US) CrimeAction 1h 29m

Their plan was simple. Get the cash.


Their plan was simple...Get the Cash. As Rupert, an ex-con, tries to go straight, his younger brother James pursues a life of delinquency. Days after being released from jail, James is gunned down and lies waiting in a hospital for a liver transplant. In a desperate attempt to save his brother's life, Rupert decides to execute a heist at a downtown club on New Year's Eve that will give him the money he needs. Rupert assembles an eclectic crew of ex-cons, including his best friend and his ex-girlfriend. Rupert and his gang converge on the nightclub for a climax that spins out of control. New Year's Eve has never been so explosive!

  1. James Merendino

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Rustam Branaman


Top Billed Cast

  1. James Russo

    James Russo

    Rupert Little

  2. Jeremy Piven

    Jeremy Piven


  3. Fabrizio Bentivoglio

    Fabrizio Bentivoglio

    Alfredo Donati

  4. Robert LaSardo

    Robert LaSardo

    Eric Fidel

  5. Ashley Laurence

    Ashley Laurence


  6. Emily Lloyd

    Emily Lloyd

    Lisa Tuttle

  7. Dave Buzzotta

    Dave Buzzotta

    James Little

  8. Rod Steiger

    Rod Steiger


  9. Patrick F. Gallagher

    Dexter (as Pat Gallagher)

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The Real Thing

Status Released

Original Language English

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