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
Wolfgang Kieling ...
Granich
Bob Herron ...
Bodyguard (as Robert Herron)
Christiane Maybach ...
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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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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17 December 1971 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The Hamburg, Germany wharves, warehouses on the docks, railroad station, churches, the Atlantic Hotel, the streets, the police radio and television rooms, the airport and other points of interest serve as locations and backgrounds for the film. 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

Granich: Can you gets these bottles into Copenhagan?
Candy Man: What is it?
Granich: Pure, consentrated, acid. From one ounce, they will make 300,000 capsules of LSD. If you put one of these into the water supply, all of Hamburg takes the trip!
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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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Money Is
Written by Quincy Jones (uncredited)
Sung by Little Richard
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Decent Heist Movie
31 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like heist movies. This one is a bit different.

I liked the style of the movie a lot. The music and the camera work were pretty interesting.

I noticed some reviewers were confused by the plot. It's the viewers job to fill in some blanks. Some people will dislike that, others will appreciate that their intelligence is not being insulted.

The movie consists of three main sections. The intro, the heist and the getaway. Goldie Hawn is adorable in the intro section. Beatty does a nice job during the heist section. The getaway is the weak part of the movie, if only because it challenges my ability to suspend my disbelief. Some parts of it were cool though.

I think Beatty was convincing both as a security expert and thief. Hawn, as mentioned above is adorable (I admit I have always found her attractive.) Reasons to watch the movie - you like Beatty, you like Hawn, you like heist movies (though there are better,) or you like quirky 70s movies. The last item should not be overlooked, because there's a distinctive style in certain 70s movies that's no longer seen

  • for example the implication that sex and drugs and alcohol is simply


a lifestyle, rather than a problem that needs to be addressed.


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