They took a bite out of crime

"I'm no genius, believe me, I'm no genius."

Ray

Small Time Crooks

Release Date: May 19, 2000

Ray and Frenchy Winkler's bank heist plans may have been a recipe for disaster, but the rise and fall of this half-baked batch of small-time crooks and bumbling burglars is a delectable treat for fans of one of the great writer-director-performers in modern film comedy.

Woody Allen wrote, directed and stars in this romantic farce that follows the misadventures of an ex-con dishwasher (Allen) and his manicurist wife (Tracey Ullman). Their get-rich-quick scheme to rob a bank leaves them rolling in the dough...but not the kind they had in mind. The ensemble cast of Small Time Crooks also includes Tony Darrow, Hugh Grant, George Grizzard, Jon Lovitz, Elaine May, Michael Rapaport and Elaine Stritch.

Jean Doumanian is the producer of Small Time Crooks, marking her eighth collaboration with Woody Allen. The film marked the first collaboration between Allen and DreamWorks Pictures, who distributed the film domestically.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • WOODY ALLEN,
  • TRACEY ULLMAN,
  • ELAINE MAY,
  • MICHAEL RAPAPORT,
  • TONY DARROW,
  • HUGH GRANT,
  • GEORGE GRIZZARD,
  • JON LOVITZ,
  • ELAINE STRITCH
DIRECTOR
  • WOODY ALLEN
SCREENWRITER
  • WOODY ALLEN
PRODUCERS
  • JEAN DOUMANIAN,
  • LETTY ARONSON,
  • CHARLES H. JOFFE,
  • JACK ROLLINS
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • ZHAO FEI
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • SANTO LOQUASTO
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • SUZANNE MCCABE
EDITOR
  • ALISA LEPSELTER