William Friedkin’s rollicking crime caper plays like a parody of a heist movie—swap the master criminals with a band of bumbling petty crooks, and the impenetrable bank vault with a comically easy-to-crack safe—but it’s based on a true story. Peter Falk leads a gaggle of mugshot-ready character actors as a two-bit hood in 1950s Boston who stumbles into the crime of the century when he discovers a cool $1.5 million sitting in a barely guarded Brink’s warehouse just begging to be pilfered. Oates supplies the dramatic gravitas as a wiggy World War II vet who gets drawn into the scheme.