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Murph the Surf (1975)

PG  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Crime  |  21 April 1976 (France)
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Based on a true story, details the daring 1964 theft of the J.P. Morgan jewel collection from New York's American Museum of Natural History. Called the "Greatest Jewel Heist of the 20th ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Allan Kuhn
Jack Murphy
Ginny Eaton
Robyn Millan ...
Sharon Kagel
Max 'The Eye'
Arnie Holcomb
Ben Frank ...
Hopper Magee
Sgt. Bernasconi
Pepper Martin ...
Sgt. Terwilliger
Don Matheson ...
Lindsay Crosby ...
S.A. Thomas
Mimi Saffian ...
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Based on a true story, details the daring 1964 theft of the J.P. Morgan jewel collection from New York's American Museum of Natural History. Called the "Greatest Jewel Heist of the 20th Century," the robbers took 22 precious gems, including the Star of India, the 100.32-carat de Long Ruby and the 16.25-carat Eagle Diamond, stones so famous they would be impossible to sell. Written by Anonymous

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21 April 1976 (France)  »

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Live a Little, Steal a Lot  »

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would have been better if a strict docu-drama
23 June 2004 | by (melbourne florida) – See all my reviews

Murph has always said the movie didn't follow his recommendations for the script. Instead of trying to make it a comedy the director Marvin Chomsky should have kept it as an action docu-drama..playing more faithfully to the actual life events of Murph and his partner Allan Kuhn. Having known him personally for 18 years I can say they(Hollywood) need to do a Murph the Surf Part show the rest of the story which in many ways is more riveting and moving than the first half of his life. As a full time minister the work Murph has been doing in the jails and prisons of this country and around the world are in my book far more significant events than the escapades of a gifted but misdirected youth.

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