Despite its title, THE REAL THING is yet another Quentin Tarantino clone, an exercise in fatalistic cinema stripped of surprise and power, but loaded with shoot-'em-ups, numbingly slangy repartee, and freeze-dried acting.
While stuck in a holding cell, smartass punk James (Dave Buzzotta) overhears a heist plan concocted by vicious career criminal Dexter (Pat Gallagher) and his outside man Collin (Esai Morales). Resisting efforts by his ex-con brother Rupert (James Russo) to reform him, released James brags all over
town about usurping Dexter's plan to rob a trendy disco on New Year's Eve. On that busy night, club owner Victor (Rod Steiger) will carry two suitcas...