Four college buddies enjoy a night at a Reno casino and overhear a cop saying that robbing the casino "cannot be done." That gets the brainiest rich kid among them thinking up a plan for the perfect robbery. He convinces the others to join in when they hear that it will only be a college hoax, his plan being to let the police know where the money is afterwards. The thing is, one of his friends has a head injury from the war, and has no intention of returning a dime. Written by
Rone Barton Lokarr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In the convertible on the way back to college from Reno, Roy comments that they are "in Kansas somewhere" (with "300 miles to go") but the mountains in the projected background are too way close for that. See more »
Well, that's the trouble with liquor. You take one drink, and it makes a new man out of you. Then the new man has to have a drink too - quote and unquote.
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This is a casino heist movie set in Reno. Apparently they didn't realize back then that any decent casino heist film must be set in Vegas. The fact that it was perhaps the first casino heist film ever is no excuse. Reno was apparently so uninteresting that they had to open the film with a five minute scene of the automated pigeonhole parking garage. Pigeonhole parking lots saw a small boom in the 50s but quickly faded as people didn't like waiting around for their cars on a good day, let alone when the elevators often broke down. Seriously, seeing what the casinos looked like back then is interesting, but unfortunately the heist itself was a bit of a disappointment, it doesn't account for much screen-time and is logistically ridiculous.
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