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Gambit (1966)

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An English cat burglar needs a Eurasian dancer's help to pull off the perfect heist, but even the most foolproof schemes have a way of backfiring.

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Cockney cat burglar Harry Dean needs Hong Kong dancer Nicole Chang's help to pull off the perfect heist. With a simple makeover and a new wardrobe; Nicole's resemblance to wealthy recluse Mr. Shahbandar's late wife is uncanny. While Shahbandar is distracted by the mesmerizing Nicole, Harry takes steps to swipe a priceless artifact from under the tycoon's nose. But even the most foolproof schemes have a way of backfiring... Written by L. Hamre

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Go ahead - tell the ending - it's too hilarious to keep secret - but please don't tell the beginning! See more »

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Listen closely to the restaurant scene at about 1 hour 15 and you'll hear Strangers in the Night which was first released that year in a different film. See more »

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When Caine's character is unscrewing the bolts on the lattice he turns the pliers to the right instead of the left. See more »

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Harry: I suppose this is the end of a beautiful friendship.
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Plot twist after plot twist
15 April 2001 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

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One of my favourite genres - the caper movie! In most caper movies, the plan goes perfectly, at least until the heist is over. However, this one is probably unique as the careful plans of our chief thief, Michael Caine, keep going horribly horribly wrong, and right from the beginning to boot. Shirley MacLaine as his female accomplice and Herbert Lom as the "unwitting" victim are allowed their full range of intelligence and emotion as move follows countermove and bad descends to worse. The final plot twist at the end preserves a happy ending for everyone. Definitely worth a look, if you can find a copy or its playing late night.


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