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Louis Garfinkle (original story and screenplay) and
Frank Ray Perilli (original story and screenplay)
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1972 (USA) See more »
Trained To Commit The Most Incredible Caper Ever Conceived
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. See more » | Add synopsis »
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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 ... Bank Manager
John Strong ... Assistant Manager
Diane Prior ... Sandy
Clyde Apperson ... Real Estate Agent
John Hogan ... Janitor
Charles Vincent ... Bank Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caesar ... Dillinger (uncredited)
Hans ... Clyde (uncredited)

Directed by
Byron Chudnow  (as Byron Ross Chudnow)
Writing credits
Louis Garfinkle (original story and screenplay) and
Frank Ray Perilli (original story and screenplay)

Produced by
David Chudnow .... producer
Irving Temaner .... associate producer
Original Music by
Bradford Craig 
Alan Silvestri 
Cinematography by
Robert Caramico (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Herman Freedman 
Set Decoration by
Bud Costello  (as Budd Costello)
Makeup Department
Tino Conti .... makeup artist
Production Management
Irving Temaner .... production manager
Sound Department
Tony Garber .... dialogue editor
Evelyn Rutledge .... sound effects editor
Stephen Burnette .... stunts (uncredited)
Duke .... stunts (uncredited)
Ron Veto .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Isenberg .... assistant camera
Eric Lidberg .... grip
F.A. Miller .... grip
Phil Miller .... gaffer
Randall Robinson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Terri Bond .... costumer
Music Department
John La Salandra .... music editor
Other crew
Karl Lewis Miller .... animal action director (as Karl Miller)
Lou Schumacher .... animal supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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This film received the first "No Animals Were Harmed" end credit ever issued to a movie by American Humane Society, the oversight organization responsible for monitoring animal actors during productions.See more »
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Trained to commit the most incredible crime ever conceived!, 20 January 2015
Author: Jason Kleeberg from United States

"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, 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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