The Real McCoy (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Real McCoy1993

The Real McCoy (1993)




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Movie Info

Kim Basinger plays a burglar ex-con who's just been released from a 10-year stint and intends to go straight, when a big-time Atlanta crime boss kidnaps her six-year-old son and forces her to pull one last heist. She concocts an elaborate bank job but goes one step further and outwits both the bank and the mobster.


Kim Basinger
as Karen McCoy
Zach English
as Patrick
Deborah Hobart
as Cheryl Sweeney
Andy Stahl
as Mr. Kroll
Nick Searcy
as Roy Sweeney
Robert Glover
as Prison Guard
Claude File
as Prison Guard
David Hart
as Businessman
Stephanie Astalos Jones
as Woman at Laundry
Henry Stram
as Cashier
Larry Black
as Parole Officer
Rebecca Wackler
as Personnel Woman
Rebecca Koon
as Beautician
Stephanie Astalos-Jones
as Woman at Laundry
Joe Washington
as Newscaster
Megan Hughes
as Schmidt's Girlfriend
Jack Wilkes
as Accountant
Tom Even
as Salesperson
Afemo Omilami
as Cab Dispatcher
Al Hamacher
as Mr. Katanich
Alex Van
as Radly
Edith Ivey
as Neighbor
Eric Ware
as Bank Guard
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Critic Reviews for The Real McCoy

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

The film's one redeeming merit is Kim Basinger, a good actress who has a sweet presence here. I cared about her character more than the character deserved to be cared about -- and more, I suspect, than the filmmakers did.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

...a just-good-enough caper film...

May 22, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Too much of this bankrupt film...comes up empty.

April 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It's all too mechanical for us much to care.

December 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Basinger's still got it!

March 10, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

A good heist, but otherwise a dull drama

August 14, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for The Real McCoy


The Real McCoy has one of the most impossible storylines around. Kim Basinger doing her best while Val Kilmer farts through the bad script.

Steven Vincent Gee
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