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(1971)

R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1972 (UK)
A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob three safety deposit boxes containing $1.5 million in cash belonging to three very different criminals from a high-tech security bank in Hamburg, Germany.

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Cast

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Mr. Kessel
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Attorney
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Sarge
Arthur Brauss ...
Candy Man
Robert Stiles ...
Major
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Granich
Bob Herron ...
Bodyguard (as Robert Herron)
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Helga
Hans Hutter ...
Karl
Monica Stender ...
Berta
Horst Hesslein ...
Bruno
Wolfgang Kuhlman ...
Furcoat
Klaus Schichan ...
Knifeman (as Klaus Tschichan)
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Storyline

Several criminals use safe deposit boxes in a German bank to store large amounts of illicit cash. An employee of the bank learns who they are by means of a prostitute they all patronize, and devises a clever plan with her to steal the money. Now the criminals can't go to the police, but they can try to steal the money back... Written by Anonymous

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The title is "$". That's right "$". Everybody wishes they had more "$" WARREN BEATTY & GOLDIE HAWN do something about it as two modern day Robin hoods...stealing "$" from the rich (the bad guys) to give to the poor (themselves). Suspense, comedy, chase scenes...Try It! You'll Like It! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Also Known As:

Dollars  »

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Trivia

Andrea Passafiume at the TCMDb Turner Classics Movie website states: "During the course of filming, Warren Beatty suffered a serious injury during a particular scene involving a train. According to Peter Biskind [in his book 'Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America' (2010)], Beatty was nearly killed when he slipped from the train and fell onto the tracks below, leaving barely enough time to move out of the way of an oncoming freight train. Beatty's ankle was badly hurt as a result of the accident, and his recovery delayed the production two full days". See more »

Goofs

It appears that there was an error in Sarge's calculation of how much the Candy Man's heroin-filled baseballs were worth: if "one baseball is worth $19,000, and the Candy Man has prepared 24 of them", then $19,000 multiplied by 24 is only $456,000, not $470,000. Each baseball would have to be worth $19,583.33&1/3 for 24 balls to be worth $470,000. See more »

Quotes

[on the telephone]
Sarge: Yeah, I know the line is busy. Find out if Miss Divine is talking, or if the phone is out of order. Hello? Operator?
[hangs up]
Sarge: Damn, Hamburg operators. Why the hell don't they learn English?
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Crazy Credits

The title (that is, the original title "$") appears only in the form of a giant character, as would be used in a sign, being transported by a crane while the other opening credits are displayed in the usual way. See more »


Soundtracks

Do It To It
Written by Quincy Jones (uncredited)
Sung by Little Richard
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Longest Chase Scene Ever?
7 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A two-hour bank heist flick with the final 20 minutes featuring one of the longest chase scenes I've ever seen on film. In fact, Warren Beatty and the two guys chasing him must have been Olympic marathon runners to keep up that pace for so long, racing through Hamburg, Germany.

This is a mixture of lighthearted and gritty material about an international robbery.

Joining Beatty ("Joe Collins") in the hijinks is a young Goldie Hawn ("Dawn Divine") and "Goldfinger" of James Bond fame, Gerte Frobe. Scott Brady and Robert Webber also give shorter-but- memorable performances. In all, entertaining but not real heavy in the brains department.

Nice to see this has finally been issued on DVD, and has a nice transfer.


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