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The Split (1968)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  4 November 1968 (USA)
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Thieves fall out when over a half million dollars goes missing after the daring and carefully planned robbery of the Los Angeles Coliseum during a football game, each one accusing the other... See full summary »

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Thieves fall out when over a half million dollars goes missing after the daring and carefully planned robbery of the Los Angeles Coliseum during a football game, each one accusing the other of having the money. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Three cast members, Jim Brown, Ernest Borgnine, and Donald Sutherland, had all appeared the previous year in "The Dirty Dozen." See more »

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Dave Negli: Listen, Marty, the last man I killed I did it for $5000. For $85,000 I'd kill you 17 times.
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It's Just A Game, Love
Music by Quincy Jones
Lyrics by Ernie Shelby
Sung by Arthur Prysock
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Twisty yarn.
5 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Near the beginning of this film, there is a fistfight, but it's not exciting because we don't know why the two men are fighting. A little later, there is a car chase, but it's not exciting either, because we don't know who's chasing whom or why. Later still, we find out the answers to those questions, but two potentially good action scenes have been wasted. And then the movie turns into a standard heist flick....thankfully only for a while. The focus here is not on the actual heist, but more on the aftermath. And it's there that the movie finally goes in unexpected directions.

There is, for example, the bizarre scene in which a man gets off on shooting someone with a machine-gun. There is the memorable image of a white sheet that gradually "absorbs" the blood of the body that's underneath it, and red spots start appearing on it. And there some neat plot twists along the way, mostly involving a character (I won't say which) that enters the picture when you least expect him to.

If the whole movie was as good as its final 30 minutes, I'd give it one more star, but for now this gets a ** rating.


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