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Silver Bears (1978)

 -  Crime | Comedy  -  24 June 1978 (Denmark)
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Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, ... See full summary »

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Doc Fletcher
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Debbie Luckman
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Prince Gianfranco di Siracusa
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Shireen Firdausi
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Agha Firdausi
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Donald Luckman
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Joe Fiore
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Albert Fiore
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Marvin Skinner
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Charles Cook
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Henry Foreman
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Nick Topping
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Signore Bendetti
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Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, Fletcher finds that the bank, acquired by his associate Prince di Siracusa (Louis Jourdan), consists of some shabby offices above a restaurant. To make up for this, the Prince suggests that Fletcher invests in a silver mine owned by Shireen and Agha Firdausi (Stéphane Audran and David Warner). This solves one problem, but the mine also attracts the attention of some of the most powerful people in the silver business. Fletcher must pull out all his wheeler-dealing skills in order to keep hold of everything he's worked for, in the process romancing a banker's discontented wife (Cybill Shepherd). Written by marktreut

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They were after silver and they struck gold.

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Crime | Comedy

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24 June 1978 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Fool's Gold  »

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Trivia

The movie's Silver Bears (1978) title dropped the word "The" from Paul Erdman's source novel title of "The Silver Bears". See more »

Goofs

When Luckman (Tom Smothers) offers to buy the bank his hands alternate, between shots, from being in his pockets, to hanging loose by his sides. See more »

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Music by Franco Pisano
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Not Bad Caper Movie
3 April 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie in ages but I remember liking it a great deal. The plot is one of those twisty turny types thats no where near as clever as it think it is. The film is a mindless time killer but not in a bad way.

The real curiosity is the fact that it stars Jay Leno in what is actually the third largest part in the film. Leno is good in his role, certainly much better than you'd expect from one of the current kings of late night TV. Certainly had this film been made now Leno would be billed near the top instead of eighth or ninth in the cast list. If you're dying to be able to one up your friends in useless trivia and to be able to see a film that they probably haven;t seen, but might want to for the curiosity factor, give it a shot.


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