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 overview, first billed only:
Mr. Kessel
Arthur Brauss ...
Candy Man
Robert Stiles ...
Wolfgang Kieling ...
Bob Herron ...
Bodyguard (as Robert Herron)
Hans Hutter ...
Monica Stender ...
Horst Hesslein ...
Wolfgang Kuhlman ...
Klaus Schichan ...
Knifeman (as Klaus Tschichan)


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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1972 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Dollars  »

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"The Candy Man" is an obvious reference to the notorious and then-currently-infamous young-boy-sodomist-and-murderer Dean Corll, whose practice of handing out sweets to teenage boys and children to gain their trust gave him this morbidly-charming nickname. See more »


If the pick-lock key had fallen into Joe's pant-cuff instead of the floor, it would not have made a clink. See more »


Sarge: [seeing that Miss Devine is exiting the booth that he was planning to go into] Hey - - what're you doing in there?
Dawn Divine: [flashing a bright mischievous smile and replying in a pretend furtive whisper] Robbing a bank!
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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 »


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Written by Quincy Jones (uncredited)
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Groovy heist flick...but what happened to the ending?
21 January 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

American banking engineer, orchestrating the opening of a high-tech new bank in Germany, conspires to rip-off a gang of crooks and low-lifes who keep their loot in private boxes at the branch. There is quite a long set-up to the protracted chase in this film; luckily it involves a daffy, wonderful Goldie Hawn as a hooker/accomplice to thief Warren Beatty. Hawn is a living, breathing cliffhanger, you never know what she's going to do next. In the middle of the hysteria, there's a beautifully modulated moment where she tells Beatty about a screen-test she did for the movies ("First take, nothing. Second take, I dunno know...tears. Third take, I forgot my own name. And I made it up myself!"). The chase takes up about two entire reels, and it's been edited with hairbreadth timing. I also loved what first appeared to be a twist ending: someone dupes someone else, and then in turn gets duped. It would've been an awesome climax, but there's a weird tag at the very end of the picture (ostensibly to wrap it up with a bow) which is sort of a letdown. It seems to involve none of the participants--only their props!--which leads me to believe this was a post-production/last minute decision. Still, "$" (pronounced "Dollars") is funny, smart, and filmed in a cool, jazzy style that is no longer fashionable but certainly memorable. ***1/2 from ****

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