Thriller - Completed 2011

A small-time British crook trapped in Fargo, North Dakota launches an absurd crime spree, aided by his dimwitted Scottish buddy and a dangerous femme fatale.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Crime, Black comedy
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dan GLASER
    • Writer(s)
    • Dan GLASER
    • Producer(s)
    • Paul MEYERS, Dan GLASER
    • Synopsis
    • Alex (Steven Molony—The Joker Blogs), a small-time British crook, is trapped in Fargo, North Dakota, where his compulsive spending addiction spirals out of control and sends him on an absurd crime spree. Together with his dim-witted Scottish pal Murphy, Alex tries to support his habit with robberies and home invasions, until one ill-fated caper brings them face-to-face with Teddi, a femme fatale who can get Murphy to do anything she wants. It’s Teddi’s idea to up the boys’ game to kidnapping. But when the trio tries to ransom Penny, a rich attorney’s feisty daughter, you just know that, as Alex says, “This will not end well.”
      Acclaimed by critics as a “punch to the gut crime caper,” this fast-paced crime thriller takes you on a dizzying roller coaster ride of danger, compulsion and depravity. Reminiscent of early works by Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers, Pinching Penny is destined to become a cult classic.