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Vinnie Costa (as Allen Goorwitz)
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Mary Pino
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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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This film was made and released about two years after its source non-fiction novel "Big Stick-Up at Brink's!" by author Noel Behn was first published in 1977. Behn interviewed five of the actual Brink's Job robbers and his publisher maintained that almost one thousand hours of interviews were recorded on audio tape. See more »

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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 »

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Stanley Gusciora: [being interrogated] What do you want to hear first, I did the Lindbergh kidnapping, or I started the Korean War?
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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.
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pretty weak
4 May 2002 | by (GEORGIA U>S>A>) – See all my reviews

As far as HEIST movies go, this one is pretty weak. Continuity is pretty lousy, there isn't enough character continuity to really feel like you understand any of the characters. Peter Falk is great, and he is one of the reasons its worth watching. Falk has some great lines, like "he'll be right back, he goin' buy to some saugages" or something like that... there are a few nice scenes, although they are entirely due to the efforts of the actors. Direction, script, and editing is pretty lousy.


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