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The Doberman Gang (1972)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 1972 (USA)
After a failed bank robbery, an ex-con, an ex-waitress and a few of their friends train a pack of doberman dogs to rob a bank for them.

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(as Byron Ross Chudnow)

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(original story and screenplay), (original story and screenplay)
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Byron Mabe ...
Eddie
Hal Reed ...
Barney
Julie Parrish ...
June
Simmy Bow ...
Sammy
JoJo D'Amore ...
Jojo
John Tull ...
Pet Shop Owner
Jay Paxton ...
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John Strong ...
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Diane Prior ...
Sandy
Clyde Apperson ...
Real Estate Agent
John Hogan ...
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Charles Vincent ...
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After a failed bank robbery, an ex-con, an ex-waitress and a few of their friends train a pack of doberman dogs to rob a bank for them. Written by Anonymous

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Trained to commit the most incredible crime ever conceived!
20 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The doggonist gang that the world had ever seen..."

At dinner one night, my father-in-law saw a Doberman on TV and asked if I had ever seen the movie where Dobermans rob a bank. I hadn't...but knew from that description alone that I had to track it down.

It was released in 1972, directed by Byron Chudnow. Chudnow only directed four movies in his career...The Doberman Gang, The Daring Dobermans, The Amazing Dobermans, and Alex and the Doberman Gang. Pretty safe to say that this guy had an unhealthy obsession with these dogs. It stars TV journeyman actor Byron Mabe, Hal Reed and Julie Parrish, none of whom you've ever heard of.

The story revolves around an ex-con named Eddie and his desire to rob a bank without the element of 'human error' once a bank job goes wrong. To do this, he and a dog trainer snag a pack of Dobermans and train them to rob a bank using whistles. Sound crazy? It is. It really is.

The premise of this movie sounds a bit better than it actually is. What we actually get is about 10 minutes of set up, an hour of dog training, and a ten minute heist. A bunch of character decisions make no sense, none more than the fact that Eddie is about the least careful criminal one could be. He pulls a waitress that he's known for one night into the job because...well...sex, and when the dog trainer threatens to bolt, he basically lets him. He flat out deserves to get caught. At least the 70's music is 'groovy', featuring a song about the dogs that just classic(ly bad).

I cannot recommend seeing The Doberman Gang. The only thing redeeming about this thing is the music and watching a bulldog try to run the doberman course.

My final grade: D


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