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Harry in Your Pocket (1973)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  18 October 1973 (Netherlands)
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A would-be criminal is taken in by a professional pickpocket, who teaches him how pickpockets work in teams.

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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. That cannon is Harry, recently arrived in Seattle, who has an aging 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 that Sandy, Ray's girlfriend and one of his former marks, is better suited to the job, but Sandy will not do it unless Ray is included in the deal. Ray appreciates what Harry can and does teach him and Sandy, but Ray doesn't much like the romantic and sexual interest Harry is showing in Sandy. After relocating their operation to stay one step ahead of the law, Ray, tired of being the fourth banana in the group, itches to become a world class cannon himself, which does not fit within Harry's grand scheme. The allegiances between each of the individuals within the ... Written by Huggo

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Walter Pidgeon was to reprise his role as a pickpocket three years later in his penultimate film Two-Minute Warning. See more »

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Harry: Harry to Sandy: We travel first class, best rooms, best clothes, best food. Everything strictly the best.
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References The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) See more »

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DAY BY DAY BY DAY
Words by Bruce Geller
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Sung by Josh Adams
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Better than it's rated
20 September 2009 | by (Belgrade, Serbia) – See all my reviews

Harry in your pocket is not a lost masterpiece but more of a lost movie of the decade that was famous for it's crime genre cinema. It's one of the better Coburn films of the 70's and pretty decent all around. All four principal characters take the equal burden of the story, which never becomes boring, predictable or tedious. There are some great scenes that show us the tricks of the trade, but every bit of it remains interesting to the end. Walter Pigeon and James Coburn lead the way in a story of life on a day to day basis, never looking beyond tomorrow, and doing a job that might just take you down in flames, so enjoy it while you can. And they do, best clothes, best hotels, best food and coke, but never in one place for more than a week. Michael Sarrazin and lovely Trish Van Devere are great as well as a no future lovers who immerse themselves in Harry's combustible world of fast money and quick pleasures. The job is risky and takes it's toll, that's how it goes and the ending serves the story. I don't know why this movie wasn't released on DVD but it surely deserves the attention of all fans of 70's cinema. Find and enjoy.


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