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Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966)

A paroled conman co-ordinates the robbery of an L. A. Airport bank with the arrival of the Soviet premier.

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Cast

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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
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Alfred Morgan
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Dr. Marion Hague (as Marian Moses)
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Paul Feng
Severn Darden ...
Miles Fisher
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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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Storyline

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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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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25 December 1966 (Brazil)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The final sequence of the film was cut from the film by the studio. It was a scene of the gang preparing for another heist 5 years later. See more »

Quotes

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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James Coburn was Outstanding
10 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film deals with a con-man named Eli Kotch, (James Coburn) who just gets out of prison and decides to lay out his ground work for a large bank robbery at the Los Angeles, California airport. Eli also knows that a Russian Prime Minister will be visiting Los Angeles and flying into the same airport which will distract the police force away from a bank holdup. Eli also meets up with a very sexy blonde named Inger Knudson, (Camilla Spary) who works for very rich people and cons her into doing all kinds of things, Eli even marries her with a fake ID. There is plenty of comedy and some tense moments in a police station. You will never be able to figure out how this picture will end. It will definitely surprise you. Enjoy.


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