Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Westlake, Donald E
Nothing. Dortmunder meets an old acquaintance from prison who has become an artist. He asks John to steal some of his paintings from an art gallery to give him some 'ink', or publicity. Dortmunder cases out the gallery and ...
Jewellery. John hides a brooch in a ham sandwich and heads across town to see a new fence. On the way the train stops suddenly, and ...
Ancient coins. Dortmunder is visiting a fence, Arnie Albright, to unload the coins lifted at the hotel. When he gets there, he finds that two ...
Ancient coins. Escaping out a window on a rope of sheets, Dortmunder enters another room and is discovered. He becomes involved in ...
Jewellery. After burgling a jewellery store, John escapes across the rooftops and down a fire escape. Hearing pursuit, he enters an apartment through the window and hears ...
A Midsummer Night's Dream. John doesn't like the play, and, while waiting outside after intermission, sees a man in a donkey head walk by. After the play, he is accused of ...
Bank. Dortmunder and Kelp dig a tunnel to the wall of a bank vault. When they break through the wall, they find ...
Statue. Dortmunder is hired by a rich man to steal a fake Rodin from his ex-wife before she discovers it is a fake. He decides, because of the statue's weight, that it would be easier to cut the statue into pieces to make transportation easier. The ex-wife arrives home unexpectedly, and ...
|The reality show, now known as 'The Heist', is finally axed for good after instructions from above. What reason is given?||Donald E Westlake - 'Get Real'
Morally unacceptable. A moralistic executive much higher up the chain, pulls the plug because he believes the show glorifies criminals. The gang receives part payment, the crew is fired, and Babe and Doug move on to other positions.
The kitchen. Having removed a lot of cash from the safe, they leave the premises seemingly untouched, hoping to come back later to complete the job.
An Asian. Kelp goes in through the window and is caught by a strange Asian with a Glock. He overpowers him with a saucepan and lets the gang in.
Both of these reasons. First, the gang gave false details. This problem is overcome by paying them from an overseas company.
Second, cars are being stolen: by Stan, who has been replaced in the cast by Ray.
|'Combined Tool' being the floor in the building the gang is really interested in, they make elaborate plans to break in. When they return at night, they find the premises occupied by someone. Who?||Donald E Westlake - 'Get Real'
a German. Finding the premises heavily alarmed and protected by hand sensor locks, they plan entry through a window. When they see lights on, they climb their ladder and see a man eating cereal and reading 'Die Zeitung'.
Wall man. The actor, Ray Harbach, is brought in by Doug and Babe Tuck to keep an eye on the gang. He is accepted (suspiciously) because of his ability to climb walls. Stan is the driver, Andy the lock man and Tiny the muscle.
The headquarters of 'Get Real',. They choose the headquarters so that, if the police become involved, they can claim it was just a 'pretend' heist for the cameras.
She joins the gang cast.. Doug decides that Darlene Looper should join the gang as a 'gangster's moll'. The gang actually accepts this idea.
|Doug is currently producing a reality show, 'The Stand', in which the storyline requires the youngest son to marry at the end of the season. What problem prevents this?||Donald E Westlake - 'Get Real'
He is gay.. 'The Stand' is about a normal, rural family trying to make a living operating a roadside fruit and vegetable stand. Kirby, the gay brother, refuses to have anything to do with Darlene.
do a reality show. Stan Murch is one of the drivers for the gang. His mom drives cabs. Doug Fairkeep (the fare) wants to do a reality show around the gang committing a crime.