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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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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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FBI agent
John Brandon ...
FBI agent
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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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Comedy | Crime | Drama | History

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8 December 1978 (USA)  »

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Budget:

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

There is a brief view of a coffee shop that appears to be a parody of Edward Hopper's famous painting Nighthawks. 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

Tony Pino: Joe, you need some underwear.
Joe McGinnis: Maybe later.
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Soundtracks

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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I enjoyed it!
21 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A neat little crime caper, and I wonder why we never see it on any of the cable networks. Falk was great, as were Peter Boyle and Warren Oates, and believe or not, Paul Sorvinio was in this one too! Realistic, and pretty honest.


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