Scott and Steve Harris are leaders of a gang
that plans to steal a billion dollars worth of jewelry
in a daring Beverly H:ills robbery.
premieres Wednesday, March 22, at 10 p.m. on NBC
to get ratings moving
By DONNA J. PLESH
Take a deep breath,
flip on NBC Wednesday night, and get ready for some bam-bam,
action in NBCs new midseason one-hour series Heist.
Taking over the time slot long occupied by Law & Order,
NBC is scheduled to give this great new entry 13 weeks to make
an impression. If the rest of the episodes are as good as the
first, the series definitely will make an impression. Simply
put, its the best drama the Peacock Network has put on
the air in quite some time.
Dougray Scott and Steve Harris lead a team of of professional
thieves planning a super heist. They plan to knock over three
top jewelry stores on Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive during
Oscar week and make off with a billion (yes, thats billion
with a B) dollars worth of baubles.
But before they make that heist, they tune up by knocking off
a small jewelry store and a bank. Scott , Harris and the others
on their team of pros (Seymour Cassel, Marika Dominczyk and David
Walton) make the heist look all rather easy.
Investigating the robberties are three L.A. detectives, led by
the hard-driving and smart Michele Hicks, and two opposites forced
to work together--Reno Wilson and Billy Gardell.
In the one-hour opener, we are introduced to the characters,
learn a little about their personal lives. Hicks character
has a penchant for shoplifting and Cassels wife is suffering
from what appears to be Alzheimers.
The series was Created by Mark and Robb Cullen (FXs Lucky)
and directed and executive produced by big screen director Doug
Liman (Mr. and Mrs. Smith and The Bourne Identity).
If you've seen and enjoyed either of those films, you have a
good idea of what you are going to see in Heist.
©2006 by Donna J.
Plesh. The photo is courtesy of NBC. This column first posted
on March 20, 2006.
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