Over­drive

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - CINEMA -

Half-broth­ers An­drew and Gar­ret Fos­ter op­er­ate as in­ter­na­tional car thieves, tar­get­ing high-end cars. They steal a rare Bu­gatti in tran­sit af­ter it is pur­chased at auc­tion in France, un­aware that the car was pur­chased by Mar­seille crime boss Ja­como Morier. Morier’s men cap­ture them when they at­tempt to sell the car. They take them to Morier’s house, and Morier shows them his garage full of cars. He then at­tempts to shoot them, but to es­cape their pun­ish­ment, the broth­ers of­fer to help Morier com­plete his col­lec­tion of cars by steal­ing a rare Fer­rari owned by ruth­less ty­coon and ri­val, Max Klemp. Morier agrees but sets the con­di­tion that the theft must be car­ried out within one week.

The broth­ers hur­riedly re­cruit a team in Mar­seille to carry out the job, in­clud­ing An­drew’s girl­friend Stephanie and her pick­pocket friend Devin. An­drew tells Gar­ret that this will be his last job. They also have to cope with Morier’s cousin Lau­rent keep­ing tabs on their op­er­a­tion, as well as a pair of In­ter­pol agents. Gar­ret, who had re­cently been conned by a woman who pre­tended to fall in love with him, be­gins a re­la­tion­ship with Devin. For in­sur­ance, Morier’s men kid­nap Stephanie in the Mar­seille mar­ket­place. An­drew and Gar­ret ar­rive in their flat and Devin tells them Stephanie has been taken. They head to Morier’s house to find Stephanie bound and gagged un­der a spin­ning car wheel, which Lau­rent threat­ens to lower onto Stephanie’s face. An­drew and Gar­ret prom­ise to do the job in or­der to save Stephanie.

When the day of the rob­bery comes the broth­ers put their plan into ef­fect. Stephanie, locked in a room in Morier’s house, at­tempts to se­duce Lau­rent and fails, al­though she man­ages to steal his key to the door and es­capes. She sets off the house alarms and es­capes with a shot­gun to meet An­drew, Gar­ret and their team at the door. Morier re­alises that the events that led up to this point have been part of an elab­o­rate di­ver­sion to al­low them to steal the rest of his own car col­lec­tion. Morier re­alises what is hap­pen­ing as the gang are mak­ing their es­cape and he chases them to the docks. Dur­ing their chase, An­drew pro­poses to Stephanie and she agrees to marry him. In a fi­nal con­fronta­tion, Morier is killed when his car is rammed into the wa­ter by a coach driven by Devin. Devin leaves, promis­ing to call Gar­ret.

The gang are later seen in Paris, de­cid­ing to plot their next job. Clas­si­fi­ca­tion: PG

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