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The Brink's Job (1978)

Crime story based on the real armed robbery of the Brink's Building in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17th, 1950.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Cast

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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
Kevin O'Connor ...
Stanley Gusciora
Claudia Peluso ...
Gladys
Patrick Hines ...
H.H. Rightmire
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Mutt Murphy
Walter Klavun ...
Daniels
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John Brandon ...
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

8 December 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Big Stickup at Brink's  »

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Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The march that's used as a theme for the FBI is from Sergei Prokofiev's 1919 opera "The Love for Three Oranges". It had previously been used as the theme of the radio show "The FBI in Peace and War", which aired on CBS from 1944 to 1958. See more »

Goofs

When Tony is visiting Brink's headquarters, he is shown in a medium length shot standing next to a chute. Bags of money start coming down the chute and land on a table at its base but one of the bags lands on the floor. Next it cuts to a long shot but now all the money bags are on the table. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Gusciora: Your Honor, I can't do no 20 years.
Judge: Well do as much as you can, son.
[bangs gavel]
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Connections

References Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) See more »

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In the Mood
Written by Wingy Manone, Andy Razaf and Joe Garland
by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Courtesy of RCA Records
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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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