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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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Ellen 'Ellie' Kennedy
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Gladys
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Harry Kifka
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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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No wonder they're happy. They just stole a half-million dollars in front of a hundred-thousand witnesses... But watch what happens when it's time for The Split! See more »

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4 November 1968 (USA)  »

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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 »

Quotes

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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Music and Lyrics by Quincy Jones and Sheb Wooley
Sung by Sheb Wooley
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THE SPLIT is a surprise hit
1 March 2004 | by (Belgrade, Serbia) – See all my reviews

Star and a half Maltin review is a bit discouraging for watching THE SPLIT. And yet it`s great to say that Maltin is horribly wrong in his case, sibce THE SPLIT delivers loads of cool soft-noir.

Gordon Flemyng, the British film and TV veteran shapes a posh and groovy heist flick about a post robbery split gone bad. The cast is masterful, Jim Brown does a great Wastlake/Stark character up there with Lee Marvin in POINT BLANK and Mel Gibson in THE PAYBACK. The rest of the cast includes such hard-asses like Gene Hackman, Donald Sutherland, Warren Oates and Ernest Borgnine. So the movie emanates great energy on screen and Flemyng cuts it with typical British elegance, smart and sharp decisions.

Maybe THE SPLIT felt too calculated to Maltin, but to me, it represents the era when Hollywood entertainment still managed to assuredly deliver the authentic exploitation of a formula.


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