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The Anderson Tapes -- When Duke Anderson (Sean Connery) gets out of the cooler, he discovers the mother lode in his rich girlfriend's (Dyan Cannon) ritzy apartment building. With help from a safecracker (Christopher Walken), a decorator, and a thug, Duke might be able to pull off the greatest heist yet. What he doesn't know is that someone is watching his every move and beating him at his own game.

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Director:
Writers:
Lawrence Sanders (novel)
Frank Pierson (screenplay)
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Release Date:
2 September 1971 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Crime of the Century! See more »
Plot:
After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years for taking the rap for a scion of a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honor with the mob to bankroll a caper. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Terrific caper movie. Extremely underrated! See more (61 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Connery ... Anderson

Dyan Cannon ... Ingrid

Martin Balsam ... Tommy Haskins

Ralph Meeker ... Delaney

Alan King ... Angelo

Christopher Walken ... The Kid

Val Avery ... Parelli

Dick Anthony Williams ... Spencer (as Dick Williams)

Garrett Morris ... Everson
Stan Gottlieb ... Pop
Paul Benjamin ... Jimmy
Anthony Holland ... Psychologist
Richard B. Shull ... Werner (as Richard B. Schull)

Conrad Bain ... Dr. Rubicoff

Margaret Hamilton ... Miss Kaler
Judith Lowry ... Mrs. Hathaway

Max Showalter ... Bingham
Janet Ward ... Mrs. Bingham

Scott Jacoby ... Jerry Bingham
Norman Rose ... Longene
Meg Myles ... Mrs. Longene (as Meg Miles)
John Call ... O'Leary
Raoul Kraushaar ... D'Medico (as Ralph Stanley)
John Braden ... Vanessi
Paula Trueman ... Nurse
Michael B. Miller ... First Agent (as Michael Miller)
Michael Prince ... Johnson
Frank Macetta ... Papa Angelo
Jack Doroshow ... Eric
Michael Clary ... Eric's Friend
Hildy Brooks ... Receptionist
Robert Dagny ... Doctor
Bradford English ... T.V. Watcher
Reid Cruickshanks ... Judge (as Reid Cruckshanks)
Tom Signorelli ... Sync Man
Carmine Caridi ... Detective A

Michael Fairman ... Sergeant Claire
George Patelis ... Detective B
William J. Daprato ... Detective C (as William Daprato)

Sam Coppola ... Private Detective
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Boylan ... Bus Station Lady (uncredited)
Bruce Brown ... Policeman (uncredited)
Charles Frank ... Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
Al Kirk ... Thief (uncredited)

Helen Martin ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Tom Nobles ... Police Lt. (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney Lumet 
 
Writing credits
Lawrence Sanders (novel "The Anderson Tapes")

Frank Pierson (screenplay) (as Frank R. Pierson)

Produced by
George Justin .... associate producer
Robert Weitman .... producer (as Robert M. Weitman)
 
Original Music by
Quincy Jones 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur J. Ornitz (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joanne Burke 
 
Casting by
Marion Dougherty 
 
Production Design by
Ben Kasazkow  (as Benjamin J. Kasazkow)
 
Art Direction by
Philip Rosenberg 
 
Set Decoration by
Alan Hicks 
 
Costume Design by
Gene Coffin 
 
Makeup Department
Betty DeStefano .... hair stylist (as Betty Destefano)
Ian Forest .... hair stylist (as Ian Forrest)
Saul Meth .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Hopkins .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jack Fitzstephens .... sound editor
Al Gramaglia .... mixer
Dennis Maitland .... production sound
James Perdue .... sound (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Fred J. Lincoln .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Kolb .... grip
Willie Meyerhoff .... gaffer (as William Meyerhoff)
Albert Taffet .... camera operator (uncredited)
Felix Trimboli .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Vic Ramos .... extra casting
 
Editorial Department
Peter Genung .... assistant editor
Janet Lauretano .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Quincy Jones .... conductor
 
Other crew
Roger G. Battie .... technical consultant: of The William J. Burns International Detective Agency Inc.
Harve Brosten .... assistant to producer
Nicholas Sgarro .... script supervisor (as Nick Sgarro)
 
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99 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Germany:12 (re-rating) (2013) | Iceland:12 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1971) | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) (1993) (2002) | USA:PG | USA:GP (original rating) | West Germany:16 (original rating)

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Trivia:
Final feature film of Margaret Hamilton.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When the Mayflower moving van is leaving the parking lot to head for the rendezvous at the crime scene, several crew members (one of whom is holding a large reflector) are visibly reflected on the side of the van.See more »
Quotes:
The Kid:America, man! You know, it's so beautiful I wanta eat it!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Lumet: Film Maker (1975)See more »

FAQ

How does the movie end?
I'm lost. Who was surveilling whom?
What is 'The Anderson Tapes' about?
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36 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Terrific caper movie. Extremely underrated!, 11 November 2002
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

It's taken me a while to track down a copy of 'The Anderson Tapes', but I'm sure glad I did. I was knocked out by this consistently interesting caper movie. Sean Connery, post-Bond, pre-Zardoz, plays Duke Anderson, a recently released criminal who decides to rob the luxury apartment block his high class hooker girlfriend (Dyan Cannon) resides in. He assembles a team which includes "The Kid" (an unbelievably young and cool Christopher Walken in his first major movie role), his flamboyant art loving buddy Tommy ('Psycho's Martin Balsam camping it up outrageously), the super cool Everson (Garrett Morris), and (against his will) Mafia goon Socks (Val Avery). Duke however doesn't realize that he, and just about everyone else involved in the plan, are under surveillance by a multitude of government agencies who are following their every move. 'The Anderson Tapes' is an entertaining and tough little thriller full of humour and originality, and with an almost 'Conversation'-like feel to it - a movie it predated by three years incidentally. While nowhere near as well known as Sidney Lumet's other Seventies crime dramas 'Serpico' and 'Dog Day Afternoon' it is equally as good. An extremely underrated movie that deserves a lot more attention.

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