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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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Erich Weiss
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Prof. James Anders
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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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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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Go Away Melancholy
sung by Maysa Matarazzo (TV prints only)
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Meticulous heist of diamonds in Rio sets the stage for surprises
5 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Grand Slam" affords many pleasures. It's a well-done heist movie, on the serious side. It grows more and more serious as it proceeds, culminating in more violence than at the outset and also more surprises.

Edward G. Robinson plans a diamond heist in Rio, coinciding with Carnival. With the help of Adolfo Celi, he recruits a team of four men to do the robbery. Robert Hoffman is to seduce a bank clerk, Janet Leigh, in order to obtain a key. Klaus Kinski will be the gang boss and muscle. Riccardo Cucciolla will handle the defeat of the alarm systems and George Rigaud will crack the safe. Hoffman and Kinski do not get along. All of these actors are more than capable and famous. Robinson is a legend. Kinski, it must be admitted, is quite often in a class by himself. Still, every one here holds his or her own.

At 2 hours in length, the movie is able to show every part of the operation from initial planning, meetings, preparations before the job, the job itself and the unexpected events that occur, and the aftermath of the job. It holds one's attention every step of the way.

This is very simply a smoothly done and entertaining movie.


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