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Release Date:
28 September 1967 (Italy) See more »
These men are in... for the crime of their lives. See more »
After retirement, Professor James Anders presents criminal Mark Milford an elaborate plan to rob a diamond... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Janet Leigh ... Mary Ann
Robert Hoffmann ... Jean-Paul Audry

Klaus Kinski ... Erich Weiss
Riccardo Cucciolla ... Agostino Rossi
George Rigaud ... Gregg

Adolfo Celi ... Mark Milford

Edward G. Robinson ... Prof. James Anders
Jussara ... Stetuaka
Miguel del Castillo ... Manager
Luciana Angiolillo
Valentino Macchi ... (credit only)
Anny Degli Uberti
Aldo Bonamano
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fulvio Mingozzi ... Milford's Thug (uncredited)

Directed by
Giuliano Montaldo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paolo Bianchini  story
Augusto Caminito  story
Marcello Coscia 
José Antonio de la Loma 
Marcello Fondato 
Mino Roli  screenplay
Mino Roli  story

Produced by
Arrigo Colombo .... producer (as Harry Colombo)
Zeljko Kunkera .... producer
Giorgio Papi .... producer (as George Papi)
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Cinematography by
Antonio Macasoli 
Film Editing by
Nino Baragli 
Art Direction by
Alberto Boccianti 
Costume Design by
Giorgio Desideri 
Makeup Department
Adrián Jaramillo .... makeup artist: Spain
Mario Van Riel .... makeup artist
Luciano Vito .... hair stylist
Production Management
Raul Araujo .... unit manager: Rio De Janeiro
Franco Cuccu .... assistant unit manager
Massimo Dallamano .... production manager
Roberto Machado .... production manager: Rio De Janeiro
Jose Malla .... assistant unit manager: Spain
Genis Rodriquez .... unit manager: Spain
Valentín Sallent .... production manager: Spain
Franco Serino .... production manager
Lucio Trentini .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
María José Bassi .... assistant director: New York
Federico Canudas .... assistant director: Spain
Carlos Do Conto .... assistant director (as Carlos Luiz Conto)
Mauro Sacripanti .... assistant director
Art Department
Giorgio Pes .... set dresser
Juan Alberto Soler .... art director: Spain
Roberto Velocchio .... assistant art director: London
Sound Department
Alvaro Orsini .... boom operator
Umberto Picistrelli .... sound engineer
Special Effects by
Armando Grilli .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlo Fiore .... camera operator
Giuseppe Gatti .... assistant camera
Ricardo Gonzáles .... camera operator
Alberto Marrama .... assistant camera
Santiago Rodríguez .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Enrique Garriga .... costume designer: Spain
Editorial Department
Ilse Petersen .... assistant editor
Elvira Tonini .... assistant editor
Music Department
Sergio Bardotti .... composer: songs "Vai via malincolia" and "Tu"
Ennio Morricone .... composer: songs "Vai via malincolia" and "Tu"
Bruno Nicolai .... conductor
Other crew
Almeidinha .... carnival sequence consultant
Lewis E. Ciannelli .... dialogue supervisor
Massimo Dallamano .... general administrator
Hilde Petermann .... production secretary

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Also Known As:
"Ad ogni costo" - Italy (original title)
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121 min | Spain:114 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:M | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (re-rating) (uncut) | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1968) | Sweden:15 | West Germany:16 (cut)

Did You Know?

Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Vibrations (1968)See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Sensational Italian heist flick!, 6 May 2008
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Rififi is a great movie, and like most great movies; it's often imitated, although unlike films such as The Exorcist, Jaws and Alien; the Rififi imitations are usually quite good. The field is lead by Jean-Pierre Melville's masterpiece 'The Red Circle', but following hot on its heels is this excellent little Italian thriller. Grand Slam mixes an intricate plot, interesting characters and a bucket load of style and the result is a film that constantly thrills and entertains. The plot follows the fortunes of a varied group of criminals brought together to carry out a daring robbery. Schoolteacher James Anders notices a chance in Rio de Janeiro to steal ten million dollars in diamonds and contacts his friend who gets in touch with several specialists to carry out the job. Aside from the obvious safe crackers, they also recruit a tried and tested womaniser to steal a key from a secretary. Everything is put into place for the robbery to go to plan, but naturally there are more twists and turns in store for thieves to deal with.

Grand Slam is an Italian film but features a host of international talent, including Hollywood performers Edward G. Robinson and Janet Leigh acting alongside cult stars such as Klaus Kinski, Robert Hoffmann and Adolfo Celi. The cast comes together very well and it's thanks to the great performances that this film works so well. Director Giuliano Montaldo keeps things ticking over nicely and the build up to the heist is always interesting. Naturally given the film's influences; the heist itself is a timed and careful (also wordless of course) affair that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. The Rio de Janeiro setting provides some lovely locations and the film does look very nice on the whole. With the focus being on the plot, you can expect some twists in the tale and Grand Slam certainly does no disappoint in that respect as the film features a great twisted ending that fits what went before it very well indeed. Overall, Grand Slam is an excellent heist flick that more than does the classic French film that influenced it justice. Recommended!

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