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Harry in Your Pocket (1973)

A would-be criminal is taken in by a professional in the game, who teaches him how pickpockets work in teams.



(as James David Buchanan),

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Giorgio ...
1st Detective
Michael Stearns ...
2nd Detective
Francine (as Sue Mullen)
Duane Bennett ...
Stanley Bolt ...
Barry Grimshaw ...
Wesley Uhlman
Robert Antrim
Dorothy Antrim
Jack Mitchell


In Seattle, aspiring pickpocket Ray is not very adept at his chosen profession. He thinks he's made it to the big time when he learns that a "cannon" - a pickpocket - is looking for an apprentice. The cannon is Harry, recently arrived in Seattle, with his older associate, Casey, a man with a penchant for cocaine. What Harry and Casey are really looking for is a "stall" - someone to act as the distractor. Harry thinks Sandy, Ray's girlfriend (and one of his former marks), is better suited to the job, but, Sandy will not do it unless Ray's included, as well. Ray appreciates what Harry can and does teach him and Sandy, but, Ray doesn't much like the romantic and sexual interest Harry' starts showing in Sandy. Harry's number one rule; Harry never holds, and after relocating their operation to stay one step ahead of the law, Ray's tired of being the 4th musketeer in the group, and itches to become a world-class cannon himself. This doesn't fit within Harry's grand scheme, and allegiances ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

18 October 1973 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Harry Never Holds  »

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Movie directorial debut for Bruce Geller. He was best known as a script writer and as the creator of the TV shows Mission Impossible and Mannix. Lalo Schifrin, who wrote this movie's soundtrack, also wrote the classic themes for the two TV shows. See more »


Harry: [to Ray] Are you retarded or something? I told you the law, right. Harry never holds. Not for a minute, not for thirty seconds.
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References Pickpocket (1959) See more »


Words by Bruce Geller
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Sung by Josh Adams
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11 January 2007 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

The upper class of the low-life, pickpockets, work Vancouver and then go on to Salt Lake City, two pretty locales that provide for some great shots. James Coburn and Walter Pidgeon play the two experienced pros, who teach rookies Trish Van Devere and Michael Sarrazin the ropes. Made in 1973, this fits in with other explorations into the long-hair hippie criminal confidence stories that arose from the ashes of the counter-culture. As such, it's an interesting analysis of two generations and a great and perhaps one of the only films about the inherently non-violent but dangerous crime, where in some societies they would chop off a hand. But in any case, it's quite embarrassing and dramatic to get caught.

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