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The Brink's Job (1978)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  8 December 1978 (USA)
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After a long spate of bad luck, the little criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink's security transports, taking $30,000. Surprisingly their coup doesn't make the press. ... See full summary »

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Joe McGinnis
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Vinnie Costa (as Allen Goorwitz)
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Specs O'Keefe
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Mary Pino
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Jazz Maffie
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Gerard Murphy ...
Sandy Richardson
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Stanley Gusciora
Claudia Peluso ...
Gladys
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H.H. Rightmire
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Mutt Murphy
Walter Klavun ...
Daniels
Randy Jurgensen ...
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John Brandon ...
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After a long spate of bad luck, the little criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink's security transports, taking $30,000. Surprisingly their coup doesn't make the press. Curious Tony checks out their headquarters and finds out that their security standard is low beyond belief. Now a really big coup is prepared... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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The greatest true comedy robbery of all time!

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | History

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Big Stickup at Brink's  »

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In August 1978, fifteen unedited reels of the film were stolen at gunpoint from a Boston studio in a bizarre movie heist ironic to the film's heist plot. However, the stolen film was mostly outtakes and dailies that could be easily replaced. The positive prints of negatives of the film's footage were actually held by Technicolor in New York City. The robbers demanded a US $600,000 ransom. The money was never paid and the film completed without the missing footage and without any detrimental delays. When the robbers called to demand their ransom, director William Friedkin told them, "Get a projector and enjoy the film. It's all yours!". See more »

Goofs

According to information later gleaned from Joseph "Specs" O'Keefe, Joseph "Big Joe" McGinnis was the originator of the heist. He brought Atonia "Fat" Pino, and Stanley "Gus" Gusciora. See more »

Quotes

Tony Pino: Joe, you need some underwear.
Joe McGinnis: Maybe later.
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Referenced in Da Corleone a Brooklyn (1979) See more »

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Music by J.S. Zamecnik
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Character Actor Smorgesborg (smorgesbord?)
29 December 2004 | by (Vancouver, BC) – See all my reviews

Whatever that word is, this movie is it. A who's who of nineteen seventies character actors. Peter Boyle was churning them out like crazy in the seventies, appearing in Slither, Hardcore, Where the Buffalo Roam etc. Alan Garfield and Paul Sorvino in one movie together!? Alan Garfield who was in Mother, Jugs and Speed, Slither, Busting ... and Paul Sorvino who was in Where's Poppa, The Gambler etc. And then Warren Oates as well!? The most recognizable character actor of the decade!! Warren Oates was the Steve Buscemi of the 70s. Cockfighter, Race with the Devil, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, The Border, Dillinger etc. etc. etc. The Brink's Job is funny and tight, with a once in a life time cast for 70s movie buffs.


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