Steal (film)

Steal (originally titled Riders) is a 2002 action film directed by Gérard Pirès and starring Stephen Dorff, Natasha Henstridge, Bruce Payne, and Steven Berkoff. It was written by Mark Ezra and Pirès.

Directed byGérard Pirès
Produced byÉric Altmayer
Nicolas Altmayer
Michael Cowan
Jason Piette
Written byMark Ezra
adapted by Gérard Pirès
StarringStephen Dorff
Natasha Henstridge
Bruce Payne
Steven Berkoff
Clé Bennett
Karen Cliche
Steven McCarthy
Alain Goulem
Music byAndy Gray
CinematographyTetsuo Nagata
Edited byVéronique Lange
Release date
  • 2002 (2002)
Running time
83 minutes
United Kingdom
Budget$15 million (est)


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. The group evades capture from the police, led by "hardboiled cop"[1] Lieutenant Macgruder (Bruce Payne), 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 Mob, 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 police detective who distrusts Macgruder, and to save her and his friends escape from the threat of the anonymous man and the Mob, Slim concocts a daring robbery.



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,[2] and received a 15 certificate by the British Board of Film Classification.[3]


The film has a rating of 29% on the film review website Rotten Tomatoes.[4] BBC's Neil Smith awarded the film 2 out of 5 stars, calling it "gloriously terrible"[3] and accusing it of trying to latch on to the popularity of xXx and Extreme Ops. He found an upside in fight choreography.[3]


  1. ^ Evans, Tim. "Steal Movie Review". Sky. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Steal (a.k.a. Riders)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Smith, Neil. "Steal (2003)". BBC. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Riders (Steal) (2002)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 31 August 2015.

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