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Once a Thief
Once a Thief
Actors: Sandrine Holt, Ivan Sergei, Nicholas Lea, Jennifer Dale, Howard Dell
Director: John Paizs
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
R     1998     1hr 37min

John Woo directed this surprisingly lighthearted caper tale for TV as a pilot for a series that never materialized. The forgettable leads--Ivan Sergei, Sandrine Holt, and Michael Wong--play adoptive siblings who have been ...  more »


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Actors: Sandrine Holt, Ivan Sergei, Nicholas Lea, Jennifer Dale, Howard Dell
Director: John Paizs
Creators: Glenn Davis, John Woo, Larry Lalonde, Terence Chang, Gabriel David Tick, Peter Mitchell, Steven Barwin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, John Woo, Love & Romance, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Simitar Ent.
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/10/1998
Release Year: 1998
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Actor/Story review
(4 out of 5 stars)

"John Woo's Once A Thief was made as a Television movie but succedes as a feature film. With BRILLIANT performances from the main cast, Once A Thief is a treat for action fans and for John Woo fans alike. It has all you would expect from a Woo film and more. I would like to Mention the outstanding performance of Nicholas Lea as Victor Mansfield(He should win an emmy)and Micheal Wong as one of the Tang Family. Thier Performances as well as the action make John Woo's Once A Thief a must see for all the family."
John Woo does it again!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I personally *loved* this movie. It combines thrilling adventure with romance and a ton of comedy. There's just something about two grown men swinging from a chandalear that makes me laugh. Ivan Sergei is hilarious, and as a Nick Lea fan I absolutely loved it! No wonder it was made into a tv series! The tape quality was lacking, but I was thoroughly satisfied."
When will they release the whole series on DVD?
Melanie | Northern California | 05/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"They SO need to release the whole TV series on DVD. Hurry up John Woo some of us were disappointed that the series got cancelled!"
Actually, pretty good
C While | Scotland | 09/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Okay, so it's not the usual JW fare. On the other hand, it IS a fun, light action-comedy with aesthetic leads and some good lines. Heat and tension run throughout, as do enough stunts to keep me interested. I totally enjoyed it, and came back for more. It won't provide DVD-esque blood splattering over the screen, but then, if that's all you're after, why bother reading this far?"