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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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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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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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In his film debut, Harrison Ford has a small, uncredited role as a bellhop. See more »

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Eli Kotch: I was driving all over L.A. today, trying to find "the city." But there's no city here. It's just a... a giant village.
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One can do a lot with an obscure movie.
28 May 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round" is probably mostly of interest to us nowadays due to Harrison Ford's bit part as a bellhop. Apparently, after the movie bombed, a producer told Ford: "Kid, you ain't got it." Of course, Ford went on to star in the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" trilogies, so he clearly had lots of "it".

Anyway, the movie casts James Coburn as ex-con Eli Kotch, plotting a heist in LAX while the Russian prime minister is visiting. Coburn seems to be mirroring his Derek Flint character, right down to being surrounded by hot babes (specifically Camilla Sparv and Nina Wayne). The good ol' Cold War, when the US and USSR could play all sorts of tricks on each other, and there were plenty of beauties to go around.

Overall, "DHOAMGR" isn't a great movie, but it's worth seeing. You may notice that playing Mrs. Kirby is Rose Marie, better known as Sally on "The Dick Van Dyke Show".

Nina Wayne. Hubba hubba...


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