Ben Affleck’s 'The Town' Inspires Real-Life Bank Robbery

"Chicago has been known for its criminal history. Organized crime, dangerous neighborhoods, and the kidnapping of the NBA for all of the 90s; the city knows a thing or two about doing bad. It does not, however, know how to be creative with its recent robberies," writes The A.V. Club Chicago.

"Last week, a man and woman robbed a Palos Heights bank dressed up in nun costumes. This may sound very familiar to movie buffs, probably because Ben Affleck did the exact same thing in The Town, which co-stars the recently maybe nude Blake Lively."

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  1. It's sad to know that news. This proves that films have great influence to viewers of all ages.Two armed bandits in nun costumes robbed a financial institution Sunday, jumping a teller countertop and running away with an undisclosed sum of money. The robbery closely echoed a scenario in last year's critically commended film, "The Town," with Ben Affleck. If Affleck isn’t careful, he may end up paying personal loans for a lawsuit.

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