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Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966)

TV-PG  |   |  Crime, Comedy, Drama  |  25 December 1966 (Brazil)
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A paroled conman co-ordinates the robbery of an L. A. Airport bank with the arrival of the Russians Premier.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eli Kotch
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Inger Knudson
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Eddie Hart
Nina Wayne ...
Frieda Schmid
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Milo Stewart
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Margaret Kirby
Todd Armstrong ...
Alfred Morgan
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Dr. Marion Hague (as Marian Moses)
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Paul Feng
Severn Darden ...
Miles Fisher
James Westerfield ...
Jack Balter
Phillip Pine ...
George Logan (as Phillip E. Pine)
Simon Scott ...
William Anderson
Ben Astar ...
General Mailenkoff
Michael St. Angel ...
Captain William Yates
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Involved crime drama about an intricate plan to rob an airport bank. Watch for the surprise ending and look quickly for a barely-recognizable Harrison Ford in his film debut, playing a bellhop. Written by Brett England

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airport | robbery | bank | heist | prison | See All (64) »

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The slickest swingin'est con man who ever took the world for a ride!

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Crime | Comedy | Drama

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25 December 1966 (Brazil)  »

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Ladrón y amante  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Pre-release/working title was "Eli Kotch." See more »

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Jack Balter: You should have waited awhile. Cooled it! What's the damn rush?
Eli Kotch: Well, I tell you, Jack, you wait around, you get fat.
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Glossy, empty, pretentious exercise in style
29 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

"Dead Heat On A Merry-Go-Round" is a lot like its title: looks and sounds good, but means nothing and ultimately is of no real value. It's a glossy production with a fine music score by Stu Phillips, but it's neither funny enough, nor suspenseful enough, nor clear enough, to work as a heist comedy-thriller. It's made in an deliberately obscure style that is far too pretentious for what is essentially just another bank robbery yarn. James Coburn is ideal for these cocky, cynical roles, but this particular character invokes little sympathy or interest. In fact, the only character with any life here is the quirky, flaky girl played by Nina Wayne; I wouldn't mind it at all if the film abandoned all the other characters and told us her story instead. As it is, "Dead Heat On A Merry-Go-Round" is deadly boring and doesn't spin fast enough. * out of 4.


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