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Grand Slam (1967)

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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... 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 ...
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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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2.35 : 1
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Vibrations (1968) See more »

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Go Away Melancholy
sung by Maysa Matarazzo (TV prints only)
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Oh I really liked this movie!!
9 June 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

What a brilliant caper movie! Before I go on, though, I need to point out that this movie is a reworking of the movie Rififi (1954)--a French caper movie. While Rififi generally gets higher marks among critics, I also liked this one.

The movie is unusual in that it has such a multinational cast and quite a bit of the movie is dubbed because of this. This didn't matter to say the least. However, it was interesting to see Adolfo Celi in the movie. He was the lead villain in Bond's THUNDERBALL and in this movie his voice is dubbed with a totally different voice and so he sounds a lot different.

Now on to what I loved--the complicated and exciting plot. It just keeps you guessing again and again--even up until the last scene. Also, the acting was great and the characters were well-written--everyone seemed to be at the top of their form.

So, if you want a movie about a gang of thieves pulling the ultimate heist and want to see one that's among the best, give this film a try--if you can find it, as it's not exactly a well-known flick. Perhaps with so many films like it ("Topkapi", "The Killing""Bob le Flambeur" and many others) it just got lost in the process.,


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