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Silver Bears (1977)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 3 June 1977 (UK)
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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Comedy | Crime

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3 June 1977 (UK)  »

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Trivia

The movie title dropped the word "The" from the 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 »

Crazy Credits

The final credits play over a scene of Donald Luckman writing his story of the events whilst in gaol. See more »

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Referenced in Yes Man (2008) See more »

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Music by Franco Pisano
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A Clever caper in the tradition of 'The Sting' & 'Matchstick Men'
4 October 2011 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

'Silver Bears' is an enjoyable Clever caper in the tradition of 'The Sting' & 'Matchstick Men' Sir Michael Caine plays "Doc" Fletcher a Financial wizard who is sent by Mafia boss Joe Fiore Martin Balsam to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to launder their profits. Caine purchases a premises which is rather shabby and located above a pizzeria. Jourdan suggests that Caine invests in a silver mine owned by strange persian siblings Stéphane Audran and David Warner. the Silver mine attracts the attention of some of the most powerful people in the silver business. all is not what it seems as everyone is out to swindle Caine and company 'Silver Bears' also stars a fresh faced Jay Leno and kooky Cybill Shepherd.


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