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Grand Slam (1967)

Ad ogni costo (original title)
After retirement, Professor James Anders presents criminal Mark Milford an elaborate plan to rob a diamond company in Brazil with a crew of professionals. The men assemble in Rio de Janeiro... See full summary »

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Mary Ann
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Jean-Paul Audry
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Erich Weiss
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Agostino Rossi
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Gregg
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Mark Milford
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Prof. James Anders
Jussara ...
Stetuaka
Miguel del Castillo ...
Manager
Luciana Angiolillo
Valentino Macchi ...
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Anny Degli Uberti
Aldo Bonamano
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After retirement, Professor James Anders presents criminal Mark Milford an elaborate plan to rob a diamond company in Brazil with a crew of professionals. The men assemble in Rio de Janeiro and run in to an unanticipated problem: a new alarm system called Grand Slam 70. Written by FV

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It Took 30 Years to Plan...30 Hours to Execute...and 30 Seconds to Explode! See more »

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28 September 1967 (Italy)  »

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When Professor Anders is reading the labels on the card index in Milford's office, he says "......tipsters, unions, uranium, Vatican....". The names on the files are clearly visible and there is no file labelled 'unions'. See more »

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Referenced in Vibrations (1968) See more »

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He and I
sung by Maysa Matarazzo
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It's a Slam Dunk of a Whopper!
13 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Janet Leigh, Edward G. Robinson, and Adolpho Celi, known to American audiences as a Bond villain, star in this fascinating heist film. Robinson is the mastermind after he's been fired and he goes to a long-standing friend for the right key-men needed for the job: an expert safe-cracker, a demolitions man for the right TNT needed, etc. Despite its slow, meticulous pace, it manages to keep the viewers interest. But what really blows the viewers' mind, isn't so much what inevitably becomes to each of the gang, but the very last minute's twist ending. It's a shocker and leaves you all up in knots. You're sitting there, wondering if they were followed or was this some spontaneous action. If you love heist films, then find this one first. Then all others will suffer in comparison.


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