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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 security expert, she's a hooker. Together they made a dynamite combination at the box-office.


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17 December 1971 (USA) See more »
The BIG bank-heist is on! See more »
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 »
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  (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
Gregory Harris .... stunts (uncredited)
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
Crew verified as complete

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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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121 min
Color (Technicolor)
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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 »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Joe identifies the vault's door as being "eight inches of tempered steel", but the door is clearly a lot thicker than eight inches.See more »
[with the Candy Man and the Major looking on, Sarge is on the phone with Mr. Kessell trying to get Joe's home address]
Sarge:[into the phone; cheerful tone] So anyway, I go to the hotel to get my baggage and it isn't here.
Sarge:Yeah, those stupid mothers never put it on the connecting plane to Munich. Now get this, my address book is inside the missing suitcase. So here we are with no way to contact my old friend Joe without knowing where he lives.
Mr. Kessel:[into the phone] His number is not listed. I don't like to give out private numbers. But if you have his phone number anyway why...
Sarge:[into the phone; cutting Kessel off] No, no, I can't phone him because that way we can't suprise him.
Mr. Kessel:[into the phone] Surprise him?
Sarge:[into the phone] Yeah, it's sort of a... going away party. Didn't Joe tell you anything?
Mr. Kessel:[into the phone] I only know that tomorrow is his last day at the bank. All right.
Sarge:[into the phone as he writes down the address] Yeah, go ahead. Fifty-six, what? Uh... yeah, I got it. Well, thanks a million pal. Good bye.
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Best part of this movie..., 13 January 2013
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is when each of the crooks get the big surprise in the vault! This movie is one of my favorites. I really liked the pacing, the direction and the plot concept. While Goldie Hawn doesn't really seem quite like a prostitute, she really carries the movie. One particular memorable moment comes when she bathes her hands with money and asks herself if there is some connection between crime and sex. Warren Beatty is also good. I particularly liked Scott Brady's perfect caricature of American chauvinism. Arthur Brauss is haunting and memorable as the sociopath drug dealer. I personally found the long chase scenes in last part of the movie to be out of sync with the rest of the film.

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