The Split (1968)

R  |   |  Action, 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 of having the money.



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Complete credited cast:
Ellen 'Ellie' Kennedy
Bert Clinger
Detective Lt. Walter Brill
Harry Kifka
Marty Gough
Herb Sutro
Dave Negli
Harry Hickox ...
Jackie Joseph ...
Warren Vanders ...


A man McClain is tasked with planning the robbery of a sports coliseum after a big game. He recruits four men. They pull the job without a hitch. When they ponder on where to keep the money McClain suggests they leave it with Ellie, his girlfriend. When she is killed and the money is gone. Everyone wonders what happened. And they assume that McClain knows where the money is but he doesn't. They rough him up but McClain escapes and tries to find out what happened. He thinks the cop investigating the robbery and Ellie's death knows more than he is letting on. Written by

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Release Date:

4 November 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El atraco del estadio  »

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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 »


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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The Split
Music by Quincy Jones
Lyrics by Ernie Shelby
Sung by Billy Preston
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Don't let the great cast fool you, it's mediocre at best
25 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I looked at the excellent actors gathered together, I couldn't wait to see it. The premise of a robbery at the Colleseum during the Superbowl added to my high expectations. To my surprise, what I got was a dreary and routine melodrama in which none of the characters were interesting. Even the robbery itself was nothing that hadn't been done better elsewhere. A made for TV flick with a cast of unknowns could have it just as well. What happens after the robbery will surprise no one who hasn't seen this type of movie before, only it's not all that believable. As for the actors? Well, of course they perform well enough, but don't achieve the greatness they had in other roles. Watching this film is kind of like gathering The Beatles and having them perform "Chopsticks."

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