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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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Karl
Monica Stender ...
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Horst Hesslein ...
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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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They're taking on the mob, organized crime, the syndicate and the world smuggling ring...but... See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Also Known As:

Dollars  »

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Trivia

The film's $ (1971) title is pronounced "Dollars" which was the film's subtitle in parentheses on American movie posters. The picture is also known in some territories as "The Heist". 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

Sarge: I can't believe this. You're a heavyweight to pull off a million dollar caper, but foolish enough to get caught by a lightweight hustler like me?
Joe Collins: Million-and-a-half, Sarge. One million and a half. That's how much that Dawn and I took from yours and the two other bank boxes.
Sarge: Where is Dawn? Where is she?
Joe Collins: Now?
Sarge: Right now!
Joe Collins: Gee, it looks like... she's where the money is!
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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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Money Is
Written by Quincy Jones (uncredited)
Sung by Little Richard
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world's most exhausting chase scene
16 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

"$" from 1971 stars Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn, Scott Brady, Gert Frobe, and Robert Webber. Filmed in Europe, the story is about a bank security expert (Beatty) who plans on robbing said bank -- but only the safe deposit boxes belonging to thieves who can't go to the police. He's helped by a prostitute (Hawn) who has entertained these guys.

Very good heist film, with the world's longest and most exhausting chase scene I've ever seen. You'll be ready for bed by the time it's over. Warren Beatty is terrific as the cool, self-assured security man who somehow remains calm in the face of adversity. Hawn is a riot as a former Las Vegas showgirl who is a nervous wreck about her part in the heist.

I would only say, at 2 hours plus, it's a little long for what it is. They could have cut as much as a half an hour and been fine.


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