The Doberman Gang (1972)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  1972 (USA)
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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.


(as Byron Ross Chudnow)


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Complete credited cast:
Byron Mabe ...
Hal Reed ...
Julie Parrish ...
Simmy Bow ...
JoJo D'Amore ...
John Tull ...
Pet Shop Owner
Jay Paxton ...
Bank Manager
John Strong ...
Assistant Manager
Diane Prior ...
Clyde Apperson ...
Real Estate Agent
John Hogan ...
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 Caper Ever Conceived


Action | Comedy | Crime


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1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Gang dos Doberman  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


The name of the bulldog that the gang had was "J. Edgar Hoover". See more »


Referenced in Tower Heist (2011) See more »


by Bradford Craig & Alan Silvestri
Sung by Mercedes Hall
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Amiable low-budget caper movie
4 October 2003 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Training 6 doberman dogs to rob a bank? Actually, this outlandish premise is executed with far more believability than you'd think. The criminals behind the dogs are not portrayed as buffoons or as totally unredeemable; in fact, they are pretty likable guys for the most part. (And - shock of all shocks - it's the Vietnam veteran character who comes across as the most sympathetic!) As well, we are taken through the plan step by step, seeing how they slowly train the dogs and deal with any potential problems that come up during the way. It's a little dry at times (the low budget doesn't exactly make it flashy), but never does it get really boring. The only thing I question about the movie is how it got a "G" rating, given a couple of (mild, admitedly) love scenes and a couple of *seriously* bloody sequences! Those bloody sequences really shatter the agreeably fluffy and light tone, and make it questionable as a family movie. Despite that, the movie was pretty successful, subsequently generating two theatrical sequels and one made-for-TV movie.

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