Two If by Sea

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Two If by Sea
Two if by sea poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Bill Bennett
Produced by James G. Robinson
Screenplay by Denis Leary
Mike Armstrong
Story by Denis Leary
Mike Armstrong
Ann Lembeck
Starring Sandra Bullock
Denis Leary
Stephen Dillane
Yaphet Kotto
Mike Starr
Music by Nick Glennie-Smith
Paddy Moloney
Cinematography Andrew Lesnie
Edited by Bruce Green
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
January 12, 1996
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $10.7 million

Two If by Sea (also known in the UK as Stolen Hearts) is a 1996 romantic comedy film directed by Bill Bennett, and starring Sandra Bullock and Denis Leary. The screenplay, written by Leary and Mike Armstrong, is based on a story by Leary, Armstrong and Ann Lembeck.


Leary plays the role of a petty thief who steals a $4,000,000 masterpiece painting. Bullock plays his girlfriend who works as a cashier. She befriends the potential buyer of the painting played by Dillane on an island. After being captured by FBI Agent O'Malley played by Kotto at the fish factory she discovers her new friend is actually an art thief.



The film was shot in locales including Chester, Lunenburg and Mahone Bay and Riverport, Nova Scotia.


Two If by Sea received negative reviews from critics, as it currently holds an 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 23 reviews. The paintings, however, got a great review in The New York Times.[citation needed]

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