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Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

PG | | Crime, Comedy | 19 August 1976 (UK)
Two hopelessly-out-of-their-class conmen attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the 19th 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

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

Two hopelessly-out-of-their-class conmen attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the 19th 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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All the Digby-Hill-Chestnut gang need is two breaks... out of jail... into a safe. [US one-sheet] See more »

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Crime | Comedy

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PG | See all certifications »
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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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(Metrocolor) (uncredited)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

James Caan, Michael Caine, and Elliott Gould all teamed up again in A Bridge Too Far (1977) a year later. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: 1892 SUDBURY, MASS. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #2.10 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Harry, I'm Walter
(uncredited)
Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
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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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