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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)  »

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Fool's Gold  »

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This 1978 film was notable for featuring later talk-show host Jay Leno in the second of his first two ever cinema movie appearances. 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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Waste of Exposed Silver Nitrate
6 September 2005 | by (Bridgend, South Wales) – See all my reviews

Complicated-to-the-point-of-derisory goings on; set in the less-than-fascinating world of the silver shares market, Swiss banks, crooked syndicate bosses and their schemes and so on. And on. And on. For at 110 minutes, this painfully protracted, alleged 'comedy' becomes unbearable as its visual jokes are repeated ad infinitum. The humour itself, although not exactly in the 'Road Trip' class of vulgarity, is unlikely to appeal to anyone over the age of 7. Everyone acts superfluously silly under the impression they are doing a good job, oblivious to their director, who is busy making some sort of jet-set Jacqueline Susannesque melodrama. Cybill has her work cut out as she frequently has to play the scenery as well as her designated role. The sort of film you may at least be able to laugh at, as opposed to with, provided you can drum up the enthusiasm to keep your eyes on the screen.


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