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Bank Shot (1974)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 31 July 1974 (USA)
A bank, temporarily housed in a mobile home while a new building is built, looks like an easy target. On the other hand, why not steal the whole bank and rob it in a safer location?

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Eleonora
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Andrew Constable
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Streiger
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Victor Karp
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Mums Gornik
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Hermann X
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Stosh Gornik
Harvey Evans ...
Irving
Hank Stohl ...
Johnson
Liam Dunn ...
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Jackson
Pat Zurica ...
Man in Privy
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A bank, temporarily housed in a mobile home while a new building is built, looks like an easy target. On the other hand, why not steal the whole bank and rob it in a safer location? Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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The Biggest "Withdrawal" In Banking History! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Trivia

Most of character names have been changed from the original novel; only Hermann X's name is unchanged. See more »

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When Ballentine goes to the drugstore to purchase saltpeter, he requests Potassium Sulfate, rather than Potassium Nitrate. See more »

Quotes

Streiger: [Last lines] You won't get away with it. I'm learning how to swim, and I'm coming after you. You hear that, Walter? *Nobody* gets away from Bulldog Streiger!
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Followed by What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001) See more »

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Lightweight fun with a good cast
28 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Bank Shot" is a pleasant enough little film with a decent cast that you've seen in many other movies and television episodes. George C. Scott is a terrific actor. Three distinct movies that show his broad acting range (in my opinion) are "Anatomy Of A Murder", "Patton", and "The Bank Shot." I felt he handled the comedy in this movie very well. The novel that this was taken from (by Donald Westlake) is quite funny as are most of his books. Two other films based on Westlake's novels, "The Hot Rock" & "Cops And Robbers" were filmed in the same era and are equally funny. Joanna Cassidy was bubbly and bright and very attractive (still is, too!). Sorrell Booke was a treat and got to ham it up the most as Ballentine's "lawyer", Al G. Karp. By the way, speaking of ham, did anyone else catch that the character name Hermann X (portrayed by Frank McRae) sounds an awful lot like "ham & eggs?" Clifton James narration was quite humorous especially during the opening scenes. G. Wood was very good in M.A.S.H (and M*A*S*H--television) and plays Streiger's assistant quite ably. Overall, an innocuous flick with humor, slapstick and hardly any cursing so watch it with the family. Most enjoyable and worth viewing for all the actors you know and love.


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