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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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Al G. Karp
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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
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Irving
Hank Stohl ...
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Liam Dunn ...
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Jackson
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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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31 July 1974 (USA)  »

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Goofs

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

Quotes

[Hearing the initial plan to rob the bank]
Walter Upjohn Ballentine: I'm going to get up from this table. I'm going to walk to the nearest police station, and I'm going to turn myself in. And they will take me back to Stryker's funny farm, where at least I was safe...
[He looks around at the others]
Walter Upjohn Ballentine: ...and sane. And I pity the poor schmuck who tries... to stop me.
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Miscast Maladaptation
24 March 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I do not understand why the movies cannot handle Donald Westlake's comic writing. They miscast them, based on who is hot. They cut out the scenes tat might be cinematically interesting. They miss the points of all the jokes and don't understand the characters. Only when Westlake does the script -- as in THE GRIFTERS or HOT STUFF -- does the point come through. Give this a miss.


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