Honest Thief is a 2020 American action-thriller film directed by Mark Williams, from a screenplay by Williams and Steve Allrich. The film stars Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh, Jai Courtney, Jeffrey Donovan, Anthony Ramos and Robert Patrick, and follows a former bank robber who decides to turn himself in to the FBI, only to be set up by corrupt agents.
Sneaking around Boston for years, Tom Dolan has become a master thief, earning the nickname the “In-and-Out Bandit” for his slick ways when it comes to stealing large amounts of money. He turns over a new leaf when he meets and falls in love with Annie Wilkins, a psychology graduate student working at a storage unit facility.
into their relationship, Tom attempts to turn himself in to the FBI in exchange for a short sentence so he can put his criminal past behind him. FBI Agent Sam Baker brushes him off, having received several false confessions in the past, and sends subordinates John Nivens and Ramon Hall to interview him. Tom directs them to the storage unit where his money is hidden, but Nivens convinces Hall to steal the money and keep it for themselves. Nivens and Hall confront Tom at gunpoint at his hotel, but Baker unexpectedly arrives; Nivens murders Baker, and Tom is forced to flee with Annie when she also arrives at the hotel.
Tom tells Annie everything and orders her to flee, fearing for her safety. However, she returns to the storage unit to get security camera evidence that shows Nivens and Hall stealing the money. Nivens and Hall show up and Nivens knocks Annie unconscious, but an increasingly reluctant Hall tricks him into thinking she is dead and takes the evidence, unbeknownst to Nivens. Tom finds Annie and races her to the hospital. He then escapes from police pursuit, defeats Baker’s partner Sean Meyers in a fistfight, and tells him what really happened before escaping. Nivens goes to the hospital to kill Annie, but can’t get near her because Agent Meyers is sitting in her room.
Tom ambushes Hall in his home and convinces him to give up the security footage at the storage company which would incriminate the agents and the location of the safe house where the money was kept. Tom gets Annie out of the hospital and leaves her in a safe place, then destroys Nivens’ house. Nivens flees to the safe house and meets up with Hall, where Tom confronts them. When Nivens discovers Hall turned over the security footage, he murders him in a rage, wounds Tom, and escapes. Anticipating his actions, Tom plants a dud bomb in Nivens’ car, forcing him to call in a bomb squad to disarm it. When the police discover the stolen money, Nivens is arrested.
Agent Meyers receives a voice recorder which recorded the conversation between Nivens and Hall before the gunfight at the safe house, proving Tom’s innocence in the death of Agent Baker. Tom turns himself in, and Meyers promises to try to get a lighter sentence for Tom.
Liam Neeson as Tom Dolan, an aging thief known as the “In-and-Out Bandit.”
Kate Walsh as Annie Wilkins, Tom’s love interest.
Jai Courtney as Agent John Nivens, a corrupt FBI agent.
Jeffrey Donovan as Agent Sean Meyers
Anthony Ramos as Agent Ramon Hall, a corrupt FBI agent and John’s partner.
Robert Patrick as Agent Sam Baker
Jasmine Cephas Jones as Beth Hall
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