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>
The greatest true comedy robbery of all time!
Did You Know?
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
A guards uniform is visible in the diner basement during Pino's and McGinnis talk long before they decided to rob the trucks. See more
Your Honor, I can't do no 20 years.
Well do as much as you can, son.
References Sands of Iwo Jima
Accentuate the Positive
Written by Harold Arlen
and Johnny Mercer
Sung by Bing Crosby
and The Andrews Sisters
(as The Andrew Sisters)
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. See more