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Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

PG | | Crime, Comedy | 19 August 1976 (UK)
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

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 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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See CAAN, GOULD, KEATON and CAINE fulfill their craving for high living - through means illegal, immoral and ultimately explosive. [US half-sheet] See more »

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Crime | Comedy

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Release Date:

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

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 »

Quotes

Adam Worth: I need a favor, Mr. Durgom. I want these two clods assigned to the nitro detail, as soon as possible.
Warden Durgom: You mean permanently, sir?
Adam Worth: No, Mr. Durgom. Not permanently. Just until they die!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: 1892 SUDBURY, MASS. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Eric Idle/Neil Innes (1977) 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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did they say HELLO to DOLLY?
23 September 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Made on the HELLO DOLLY set, this bumbling farce looks sensational and in some ways is actually as lush as DOLLY itself. With a spectacular cast and some very funny lines - and especially the genuinely hilarious NOBODY'S PERFECT song - H&W somehow just misses being really really good. Any opportunity to see Carol Kane on screen is a must. Barely released in 1976 this film is worth seeing in glorious widescreen, just for the visuals around the DOLLY set. It actually looks as though you will see Streisand singing somewhere in the background. It is probably the only two million dollar film with a three million dollar set. Deserving of a lavish DVD release it could easily become a collectors item for many reasons...if only the comedy was genuinely one of them. The ideas are all there and the cast and the lushness, but you just fell it is all a bit forced.


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