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Eddie Pedak, a convicted criminal, has a steady job, a wife and daughter and he puts a down payment on a boat. He also has a police detective and brother after him, the first believes Eddie... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Eddie Pedak
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Kristine Pedak
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Inspector Mike Vido SFPD
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Walter Pedak
John Davis Chandler ...
James Arthur Sargatanas, Walter's Henchman
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Lt. Kebner SFPD
Steve Mitchell ...
Frank Kane
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Kathy Pedak
Tony Musante ...
Cleveland 'Cleve' Shoenstein
Zekial Marko ...
Luke
Russell Lee ...
Drummer
Yuki Shimoda ...
John Ling, Chinese Funeral Director
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Storyline

Eddie Pedak, a convicted criminal, has a steady job, a wife and daughter and he puts a down payment on a boat. He also has a police detective and brother after him, the first believes Eddie shot him, the second wants him for one last heist. Written by Jonathan <jrd@netvision.net.il>

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CAUGHT! . . right in the middle between the killers and the cops! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

8 September 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Scratch a Thief  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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The voice of Zekial Marko is dubbed by Paul Frees. See more »

Goofs

Although set in one of the least parking-friendly cities in the country, everyone in movie always manages to find a parking spot directly in front of wherever they are going in San Francisco. See more »

Connections

Referenced in No Way to Treat a Lady (1968) See more »

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Once A Thief
Written by Lalo Schifrin & Dorcas Cochran
Performed by Irene Reid
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OK. Quite boring till the climax

Swift opening sequence has nothing to do with the pace of the movie, and that's a shame. The movie is way too slow, not very original (ex-con drawn to one last crime, police detective off the case-still determined to get his guy; I for one, do not believe Jack Palance and Alain Delon are Italian brothers, does anyone?), some tolerable '60s cuts and point-of-views, but if you get to the heist you are rewarded -not by the crime itself, but the outcome. The finale is well put together. Alain does have better ones, preferable in French.


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