Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

PG  |   |  Crime, Comedy  |  19 August 1976 (UK)
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Two hoplessly out of their class con-men attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the l9th century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank Robber in the world and the affection ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Dighby
Walter Hill
Adam Worth
Lissa Chestnut
Rufus T. Crisp
Gloria Fontaine
Kathryn Grody ...
Billy Gallagher
Warden Durgom
Guard O'Meara


Two hoplessly out of their class con-men attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the l9th century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank Robber in the world and the affection of a crusading newspaperwoman. Written by Don Devlin <ddevlin@loop.com>

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19 August 1976 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Balordi e Co. - Società per losche azioni capitale interamente rubato $1.000.000  »

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The film went massively overbudget and caused such a major cash crisis that Columbia Pictures nearly went out of business until a fund of German dentists, Cinerenta, agreed to help co-finance the studio's other films. See more »


Chatsworth: Adam, where'd you find those two oafs?
Adam Worth: Oh, they're not oafs, Jack. They would require practice to become oafs.
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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #2.10 (2003) See more »


Music by François-Joseph Gossec
Arranged by Carmine Coppola
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good clean fun
19 March 2004 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it was first released, then again on television sometime in the Eighties. Why this film is largely forgotten is beyond me. For that matter, why are some of the most entertaining films of the Seventies collecting dust, while the critics continue to insist that we bow and scrape to pretentious self-absorbed WoodyBogdanovichMazurskyAltman? Anyhoo, this film is funny -- maybe not side-splitting, but certainly a lot more entertaining than many films calling themselves comedies. It's atmospheric, with that yellow/sepia look Coppola first introduced in Godfather II. It's well-acted: James Caan is a great comic actor -- let's face it, a great actor, period. Michael Caine is especially good as the kid glove villain. Almost nothing here to offend anybody, (but kids under age 10 might have trouble following it). And after all these years, I still remember the "owls who" joke.

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