Rip It Off is a crime thriller from 2001 about two Russian criminals, Sergie (Brian McCardie) and Yuri (Alexis Desinof), who plan a casino robbery with Troy (Steve Harris), an employee of the place. With the addition of two crooked cops (Todd Field and Michael Cole), the plan looks to be flawless except for one problem. The ex-girlfriends of the two Russians, Misha (Nastassja Kinski) and Lexi (Alyson Hannigan), know about the plan and decide they want the money for themselves. They enlist the help of their friend Helena (Jennifer Esposito), whose detective boyfriend has just kicked her out of their apartment, forcing her to live above the salon where she works. In fact, all three women are living in financially precarious situations caused by the men in their life, motivating them to stay one step ahead of them and pull off the daring heist. Rip It Off is directed by Gigi Gaston, from a story by Christian Gudegast.