Small town crooks Dignan, Anthony and Bob (played by Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson and Robert Musgrave) have lined up a series of heists that will surely secure their way to an easier life. Having broken into Anthony's house as a practice run, the group's next target, a local bookshop, should be equally simple. And yet, from the second they approach the doors it descends into farce: Anthony- dressed very much like the traditional cat burglar - is thrown by the worker's line of questioning and so it falls to Dignan to push his way past with a pistol. Once inside, it becomes clear that a quick exit with the money is increasingly unlikely. The manager, forced to empty a drawer full of banknotes, objects to Dignan calling him an idiot and so his intruder finds a nicer way of asking him not to place the cash into such small bags: ''Do you have bigger bags, like for atlases or dictionaries, uh, sir?'' Despite the presence of two armed robbers (Bob waits outside as the getaway driver), the staff appear to be not so much afraid as slightly inconvenienced. Managing to be both tense and funny, this scene marks a clear and confident sign of things to come.
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