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The Brink's Job (1978)

 -  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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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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Sandy Richardson
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Stanley Gusciora
Claudia Peluso ...
Gladys
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H.H. Rightmire
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Mutt Murphy
Walter Klavun ...
Daniels
Randy Jurgensen ...
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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 <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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Big Stickup at Brink's  »

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Trivia

The Brink's of the film's title and the place where the robbery takes place is an abbreviated short form of Brinks Incorporated. The final credits declare that Brink's is a registered trademark of Brinks Incorporated. The end credits give special thanks to Brink's Incorporated for their co-operation in making this movie and state that "Since 1859 nobody has ever lost a penny entrusting their valuables to Brink's". See more »

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According to information later gleaned from Joseph "Specs" O'Keefe, Joseph "Big Joe" McGinnis was the originator of the heist. He brought Atonia "Fat" Pino, and Stanley "Gus" Gusciora. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Da Corleone a Brooklyn (1979) See more »

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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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Falk's Foul Mouth Ruins This
5 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When you look at this now and hear all the language in here, it's amazing this was rated "PG," but that's the 1970s rating system for you. Peter Falk spews out the Lord's name in vain six times in the first ten minutes alone in this movie! Yet, few people consider that offensive, and certainly not the scumbags who make movies nor the people who "rate" them.

The cast is a clue to how profane this film can be: Falk, Peter Boyle, Allen Garfield, Warren Oates, Gena Rowlands and Paul Sorvino aren't exactly actors you wouldn't find in "The Sound Of Music."

I like heist movies, and a lot of films by director William Friedkin, but this script doesn't deliver and it just has way too much of the "Sleazy '70s" feel to it, visually and audibly. For those who loved Falk in TV's "Columbo" it must come as a shock to hear him use as much profanity as he did in films. This is far from the only case.


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