DirectorGerard Pires Music directorAndy Gray CountryCanada
Release date2002 (2002) WriterMark Ezra (adaptation), Mark Ezra, Gerard Pires (adaptation) ProducersMichael Lionello Cowan, Nicolas Altmayer CastStephen Dorff (Slim), Natasha Henstridge (Karen), Bruce Payne (Lt. Macgruder), Steven Berkoff (Surtayne) Similar moviesThe Flying Frenchies - Retour au Fjords, Petit Bus Rouge, Choose Your Adventure, Skiing Everest, Smitten, The Tangerine Dream
TaglineAn Extreme Team of Cons is Our For The Most Dangerous Heist of Them All
Steal aka raiders 2002 trailer
Steal (originally titled Riders) is a 2002 action film starring Stephen Dorff, Natasha Henstridge, Bruce Payne and Steven Berkoff. It was directed by Gérard Pirès and written by Mark Ezra and Gérard Pirès.
Slim (Stephen Dorff), Frank (Steven McCarthy), Otis (Cle Bennett) and Alex (Karen Cliche) are a group of youthful bank robbers who commit their crimes anonymously and in innovative ways involving extreme sports such as skating and snowboarding. Led by Lieutenant Macgruder (Bruce Payne) The group evades capture from the police, but an anonymous individual seems to know who they are and threatens to inform the police unless they undertake a robbery for him. Enter the Mafia, represented by underworld enforcer Surtayne (Steven Berkoff), who instructs the group to work for them also or they will all be killed. Slim becomes romantically involved with Karen (Natasha Henstridge), a detective who distrusts Macgruder, and to save her and his friends escape from the threat of the anonymous man and the Mafia, Slim concocts a daring robbery.
Stephen Dorff as Slim
Natasha Henstridge as Karen
Bruce Payne as Lt Macgruder
Steven Berkoff as Surtayne
Cle Bennett as Otis
Karen Cliche as Alex
Alain Goulem as Pandelis
Andreas Apergis as Nixdorfer
Tom McCamus as Jerry
Anderson Chet Bradshaw as Sargeant Garret
David Gow as Charlie / Brinks
Jamie Orchard as Newsreader
Stephen Spreekmeester as Eddie / Brinks
Mariusz Sibiga as Police officer
Steal received a limited release in the United States on 25 April 2003, grossing $220,994. It went on to gross a total of $7,622,383 worldwide. It was not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America, and received a 15 certificate by the British Board of Film Classification.
The film has a rating of 29% on the film review website Rotten Tomatoes. BBC's Neil Smith awarded the film 2 out of 5 stars, calling it "gloriously terrible" and accusing it of trying to latch on to the popularity of xXx and Extreme Ops. He found an upside in fight choreography.