fell flat and gradually fell apart in later stage. i think this movie had inspired lot of the newer movies later such as 'the inside man', 'chaos' and several others. it's an interesting undercover cop story but after the robbers got inside the bank, the screenplay just fell flat fast. the process of the bank robbery was at first quite tense but then the pace just slowed down and lost its direction. a screenplay tried to hard to cover everything: trying to be too noire, mixed with some hopeless romance, some last minute betrayal and conflict.
the arrangement of the bank manager and the manager's cast were both failed miserably; the final scene of the bank manager and the bank teller was also sucked big time; a twist came too embarrassingly stupid and simple, wrapped up very poorly. tom sizemore and sherilyn fenn both did a great job, if the screenplay could be tighter and faster, they might have turned out even greater. well, both actors now are aging, lost their great moment to be great. that's a shame, just like this movie.