Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Overlooked Movies: The Hurricane Heist (2018)
I'd never heard of this one and suspect it went straight to video, but I still found it to be entertaining. The title gives away the whole plot: a crew of thieves takes advantage of an impending hurricane to loot a federal facility where 600 million dollars of old money is due to be shredded. Opposing them are a disgraced Treasury agent seeking redemption (Maggie Grace), a two-fisted meteorologist (Toby Kebbell), and the meteorologist's redneck brother (Ryan Kwanten). The action is ridiculously over the top, of course, and there are a lot of stunts with big trucks, as you'd expect from director Rob Cohen, the guy who created the Fast and the Furious franchise. But silly or not, I had a good time watching it. My editor and I actually talked about doing a book with a similar plot a few years ago but never got around to it.