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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 robbery nobody thought could happen by the guys nobody thought could pull it off. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | History

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R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

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

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 »

Goofs

The railroad tracks they walk across are not electrified. Subway tracks that utilize electric power have a third rail. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Neighborhood Kid: Hey Tony, you're the greatest! Nobody ever do what you did, Tony!
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with Universal's early 1940's logo and closes with the 1970's logo. See more »

Connections

References Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) See more »

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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A classic heist
1 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember when this movie was filmed back in 78. yeah its dating myself. The movie was filmed at MCI ( Massachusetts Correctional Facility) Concord, Concord Mass. My father while actually working there was an extra. I had a chance to meet Mr.Falk and a few others as a kid ( I was ten). We had free tickets to the opening. I thought it was an awesome movie about bungling thieves. Most folks expected a serious thief/heist movie. Although based on an actual event. I found the movie comical. Although it didn't have Mini coopers jumping through a European city. It did serve its purpose as a good funny movie. A good buy as a bargain.


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