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The Brink's Job (1978)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe McGinnis
Vinnie Costa (as Allen Goorwitz)
Specs O'Keefe
Mary Pino
Jazz Maffie
Gerard Murphy ...
Sandy Richardson
Kevin O'Connor ...
Stanley Gusciora
Claudia Peluso ...
Patrick Hines ...
H.H. Rightmire
Mutt Murphy
Walter Klavun ...
Randy Jurgensen ...
FBI agent
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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 <>

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The greatest true comedy robbery of all time!


Comedy | Crime | Drama | History


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Release Date:

8 December 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Big Stickup at Brink's  »

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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 »


The first time the whole group enters Brinks, Tony is showing them around and at one point, for a joke, he tells them that they have to get down and crawl, "like John Wayne in Sands of Iwo Jima". The Brinks robbery took place in January 1950, The Sands of Iwo Jima was not released until march 1950. See more »


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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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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Worth The Fare
26 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been trying to pick up a VHS of this flick for 2 years and finally won it on an auction. It was on AMC a few years back and I caught about 30 minutes of it. I was so intrigued that I started to look for a chance to buy it.

I thoroughly enjoyed this film, a great cast with a young Peter Falk leading the way. Peter Boyle was realistic in his portrayal of the money launderer. Used VHS tapes are out there and although this robbery occurred in the 50's there is enough suspense and a ton of surprises for you. Sometimes a true story beats the best fiction a writer can come up with.

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