For the 2008 British crime film, see The Crew (2008 film). For the 2014 video game, see The Crew (video game).
Four retired mobsters Bobby (Richard Dreyfuss) - the straight man leader, Bats (Burt Reynolds) - a cantankerous man with a short fuse and a pacemaker, Mouth (Seymour Cassel) - a silent ladies man many years past his prime, and Brick (Dan Hedaya) - a nice but dimwitted man plan one last crime to save their apartment at a retirement home (the owners are forcing them out with a rent increase so that the apartments can be rented to young, affluent South Beach couples). The four steal a corpse from the mortuary to use as the "victim" in a staged murder scene. Unknown to them, the body was that of Luis Ventanna, the head of a Colombian drug smuggling ring. As a result of the "murder", many of the young renters leave and the four men are given cash and a rent discount by the complex to keep living there. Much of this money is spent on high living and women, which causes a young stripper, Ferris (Jennifer Tilly) to discover that the four men staged the murder - while spending time with the normally-silent "Mouth," he reveals that his mouth is loosened by intimacy with women.
|contentLocation||Miami Miami metropolitan area|
|editor||Nicholas C. Smith|
|keywords||apartment complex cuban cigar cuban cigars down on their luck drug lord drug smuggle drug smuggling female police officer kidnap long lost daughter lost daughter police officer retire retirement home smuggling ring south beach track down young woman|
|publisher||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|theme||black comedy crime comedy|