$uperthief Steals the Show at the 2013 Palm Beach International Film Festival

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The documentary, which provides a never-before seen look into the mind of the world-class burglar that pulled off the biggest bank heist in America’s history, is being featured at the 2013 Palm Beach International Film Festival.


MUVICO @ City Place 4/9/13 at 5:00pm

"...with $uperthief, we expose the audience to the intricate details about how the biggest bank burglary in the history of the United States went down and precisely how those burglars were caught.”

After the standing-room only crowds at the Cleveland International Film Festival, $uperthief will be spotlighted once again at the Palm Beach International Film Festival on Tuesday April 9th, 2013 at Muvico @ City Place at 5:00pm. Viewers rave that they have never been able to see the type of in-depth view into the mind of a burglar, such as what $uperthief permits.

$uperthief is a captivating firsthand look that exposes the details behind the planning and execution of the daring and record-setting 1972 United California Bank burglary in Orange County, California. Even the stash of President Richard Nixon is rumored to have been plundered.

$uperthief is another creation of Tommy Reid, the mind behind the classic documentary “Danny Greene, The Rise and Fall of The Irishman”, and the major motion picture, “Kill the Irishman” - starring Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken, and many other top stars of the big screen.

When talking about this new story, Tommy Reid provides some insight: “People love movies about the mafia. Obviously films such as The Godfather and Goodfellas come to mind. But with $uperthief, we expose the audience to the intricate details about how the biggest bank burglary in the history of the United States went down and precisely why those burglars were caught.”

A film viewer at the introductory presentation on Saturday, April 6th, exclaimed, “I have always been fascinated by the way crimes are planned and executed - I love the Oceans 11 and Oceans 12 movies, but those are just stories created by Hollywood. $uperthief actually gave us the facts from both the criminals and FBI agents. I couldn’t believe what came out of their mouths… Reality really is better than fiction.”

The documentary includes extensive interview footage of the $uperthief himself, Phil Christopher, his accomplices, and the local law and federal enforcement agents. This uncompromising film is an in-depth look into what went into the crime, and the errors they made. After spending nearly 30 years in prison for his crimes, Christopher now tells, in great detail, about how his growing up in the infamous Collinwood neighborhood led him to a life of crime. A real-life story, $uperthief takes you inside the minds of a group of men who made a living by living on the edge of the law.

Former Cleveland Police Chief Ed Kovacic stated, “If a Bank Burglar Hall of Fame is ever built, it has to be placed in Collinwood, Ohio.”

“People that have had the opportunity to see this film have told me that they were amazed by not only the innovation that went into the heist but also by the incompetence that led to the break that the FBI had been madly in search of finding,” continued Director Tommy Reid.
To purchase tickets for this ground-breaking documentary at the following link: Palm Beach Film Festival Features Superthief.

About $uperthief

Superthief: Inside America’s Biggest Bank Score documentary will be shown at 5:00 pm on April 9th at Muvico @ City Place at the Palm Beach International Film Festival. Produced by Kill the Irishman filmmaker Tommy Reid and based on the book, Superthief, this documentary tells the story of master burglar Phil Christopher and the notorious Laguna Niguel, CA bank heist. Superthief is a second place "Silver" winner in the True Crime category of ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards. The title was also a finalist in the Independent Publisher's "Ippy" Awards.

Kill the Irishman, a major film and starred Ray Stevenson and Vincent D'Onofrio along with Christopher Walken and Val Kilmer. Kill the Irishman chronicles the rise and fall of infamous Cleveland gangster Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson), who engaged in a power struggle with the Italian mob. Directed by Jonathan Hensleigh and produced by Code Entertainment and filmmaker Tommy Reid. After a successful national theatrical release, Kill the Irishman is now available on DVD and Netflix.

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