Crime drama series Heist told of professional thief Mickey O’Neil (Dougray Scott) who assembles an expert team of career criminals to attempt one of the biggest heists in history. Their plan: Simultaneously rob three of the most renowned jewellery stores on Beverly Hills’ famed Rodeo Drive during Academy Awards week. As this intricate web of deceit unfolds, we learn that there is more than mere monetary gain fueling Mickey’s actions.
Meanwhile, Amy Sykes, lead detective for LAPD’s robbery/homicide division, heads up the task force investigating a series of thefts pulled off by this new crew. Under incredible pressure from her superiors, she must figure out not only who is behind the crimes but also what larger job they are leading up to.
The twist – as Mickey sizes up Detective Sykes, the two unexpectedly fall in love.
The series failed to find traction and was quickly cancelled after five episodes. 7 had been filmed in total but the final two remained unaired.
USA / NBC – Universal – Hypnotic – Sony Pictures TV – Cullen Brothers – Dutch Oven / 7×45 minutes / 22 March – 19 April 2006
Creators: Doug Liman, Mark Cullen, Rob Cullen
Dougray Scott as Mickey O’Neil
Michele Hicks as Amy Sykes
Steve Harris as James Johnson
Seymour Cassel as Pops
Marika Dominczyk as Lola
Billy Gardell as Detective Billy O’Brien
David Walton as Ricky
Reno Wilson as Detective Tyrese Evans
Zac Efron as Pizza Delivery Boy
Chloe Chaidez as Katie
1. PILOT (22 Mar 06)
2. SEX, LIES, AND VINNY MOMO (29 Mar 06)
3. STRIFE (5 Apr 06)
4. HOW BILLY GOT HIS GROOVE BACK (12 Apr 06)
5. BURY THE LEAD (19 Apr 06)
6. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… SWEATY DYNAMITE (Unaired)
7. HOT DIGGITY (Unaired)