Outsourced by Dave Zeltserman

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Hard economic times sometimes drive otherwise honest, dependable men to do drastic, dishonest things, often with dire and far reaching consequences that could never have been foreseen. This is one of those stories. It reminded me of a cross between a Robin Hood type sentiment with the folk hero-ship of Pretty Boy Floyd, John Dillinger or Bonnie and Clyde.
Dan Wilson is an outsourced software engineer who, unbeknownst to his family, is slowly going blind. His last job was to develop a security program for a local bank. While doing the work, he discovers a flaw in a program used for the bank's alarm system that was developed by a company in India.
Desperate times bring desperate measures and Dan, along with a few other unemployed friends, decides to exploit the programming flaw and rob the bank. Things, of course, do not go as planned and a young woman is killed during the robbery. To add to the bad vibes, they steal the contents of some safety deposit boxes that belong to a powerful Russian mob boss. Trouble with a capital T.
This gripping, exciting bank caper reminded me of a mix between Dog Day Afternoon and Fargo, where peaceful, but despondent men get caught up in something bigger then themselves.

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