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Writer:
Richard Brooks (written by)
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Release Date:
17 December 1971 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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:
Decent Heist Movie See more (21 total) »

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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121 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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This movie is one of few films where its title is represented by one only character [i.e. $].See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
[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.
[pause]
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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Soundtrack:
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Decent Heist Movie, 31 December 2009
Author: (imdb@michaelbauers.com) from United States

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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