James (Hayden Christensen) owes his life to his older brother, Frankie (Adrien Brody) after taking the rap for a crime they committed together. While Frankie served time, James worked to turn his life around, got a steady job and began courting his former girlfriend Emily (Jordana Brewster). Now, Frankie is released and back on the streets with no money and no place to go. He turns to his underworld connections (Akon) and convinces James to join him in hopes that one last job will be the solution to change both their lives.
American Heist is an American-Russian independent action film directed by Armenian Director Sarik Andreasyan, based on the 1959 film The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery directed by Charles Guggenheim and John Stix. Produced by Georgiy Malkov, Ghevond Andreassian, Tovey Christensen, Hayden Christensen and Vladimir Polyakov. The film stars Hayden Christensen, Jordana Brewster, Adrien Brody and Akon. It was screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2014.
Directed by: Sarik Andreasyan
Starring: Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster, Tory Kittles, Akon, Laura Cayouette, Elena Sanchez
Screenplay by: Raul Inglis
Production Design by: James A. Gelarden
Cinematography by: Antonio Calvache
Film Editing by: Kirill Kozlov, Kiran Pallegadda
Costume Design by: Liz Staub
Music by: Andreasyan
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexual material and brief drug use.
Studio: Lionsgate Films
Release Date: July 24, 2015