Robbing 36 banks was a breeze!! Watch what happens when they hit the 37th. Wonderfully directed by acclaimed director Robert Altman, Thieves Like Us delves into the lives of Depression-era on-the-lam bank robbers. In 1930s Mississippi, convicted murderer Bowie and his two buddies make a daring escape from prison. With jobs scarce, they turn to the only thing they will know: robbing banks. Armed and dangerous, they leave a trail of empty banks and gun smoke in their wake through the Midwest, as the newspapers report their exploits to a rapt public. While holed up in a rural farmhouse, Bowie finds love with a simple young woman named Keechie. Though they dream of a future together, Bowie knows it's only a matter of time before the authorities will move in - with their guns blazing!