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
John Brandon ...
FBI agent


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!


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8 December 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Big Stickup at Brink's  »

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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 »


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 »


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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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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