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$ -- Superstars Warren Beatty and Goldie Hawn both took on the mantle of Robin Hood as they set out to fleece the criminally over-privileged (drug dealers, racketeers, gamblers, etc.) of $1 million from a safe-deposit vault in Hamburg. He's a hooker. Together they made a dynamite combination at the box-office.

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Writer:
Richard Brooks (written by)
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Release Date:
17 December 1971 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The BIG bank-heist is on! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Warren Beatty ... Joe Collins

Goldie Hawn ... Dawn Divine

Gert Fröbe ... Mr. Kessel

Robert Webber ... Attorney
Scott Brady ... 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)
Tove Platon ... Customs
Kirsten Lahman ... Customs
Françoise Blanc ... $ Stripper (as Francoise Blanc)
Darrell Armstrong ... Associated Press
Walt Trott ... Stars and Stripes

Directed by
Richard Brooks 
 
Writing credits
Richard Brooks (written by)

Produced by
M.J. Frankovich .... producer
 
Original Music by
Quincy Jones 
 
Cinematography by
Petrus R. Schlömp (photography) (as Petrus Schloemp)
 
Film Editing by
George Grenville 
 
Makeup Department
Robert Jiras .... makeup artist (as Bob Jiras)
Barry Richardson .... hairdresser
Ernst Schmekel .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Frank Winterstein .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Shaw .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Olaf Ivens .... scenic designer
Joe LaBella .... props (as Joe La Bella)
Guy Sheppard .... scenic designer
 
Sound Department
Jack Haynes .... sound re-recordist
Vince Melandri .... sound editor
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound re-recordist (as Arthur R. Piantadosi)
Nancy Sammons .... assistant sound editor
Jerry Stanford .... sound editor
Richard Tyler .... sound re-recordist
Jan van der Eerden .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Karl Petri .... gaffer
Phil Stern .... stillman
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Johannes Kohner .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Murray Jordan .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ralph James Hall .... music editor (as Ralph Hall)
 
Other crew
Elsa De Bruycker .... technical advisor
Don Elliott .... the human instrument
Al Horwits .... public relations
Gene Levy .... auditor
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Heist" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK
"Bank Jack" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
121 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Gert Fröbe appears in this movie as a bank manager. His character and casting is designed to connect with his screen persona from the James Bond film Goldfinger (1964). As Auric Goldfinger in that movie, he was a villain who loved gold, had it as part of his personal artifacts and his scheme was to rob it from Fort Knox. In this movie, as Mr. Kessel, he is seen handling gold bars and his bank is the film's equivalent to Fort Knox.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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:
Dawn Divine:He could have killed me too, you know?
Joe Collins:That's right.
Dawn Divine:I hate him!
Joe Collins:Waste of time!
Dawn Divine:I don't care! I could kill him!
Joe Collins:Hey, stealing's a business, not a crusade.
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Soundtrack:
When You're SmilingSee more »

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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Groovy heist flick...but what happened to the ending?, 21 January 2001
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

American bank employee in Germany conspires to rip-off a gang of low-lifes who keep their loot in the private boxes at that 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 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."). The chase takes up about two entire reels, and it has 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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