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 ...
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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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8 December 1978 (USA)  »

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Big Stickup at Brink's  »

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In August 1978, fifteen unedited reels of the film were stolen at gunpoint from a Boston studio in a bizarre movie heist ironic to the film's heist plot. However, the stolen film was mostly outtakes and dailies that could be easily replaced. The positive prints of negatives of the film's footage were actually held by Technicolor in New York City. The robbers demanded a US $600,000 ransom. The money was never paid and the film completed without the missing footage and without any detrimental delays. When the robbers called to demand their ransom, director William Friedkin told them, "Get a projector and enjoy the film. It's all yours!". See more »


When they are looking for the candy company safe, they have a scene in the room with tumblers full of different color gum balls. The gum balls in each tumbler should all be the same color, because the color is added in these tumblers, a different color for each tumbler. See more »


Tony Pino: Joe, you need some underwear.
Joe McGinnis: Maybe later.
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Referenced in The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »


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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pretty weak
4 May 2002 | by (GEORGIA U>S>A>) – See all my reviews

As far as HEIST movies go, this one is pretty weak. Continuity is pretty lousy, there isn't enough character continuity to really feel like you understand any of the characters. Peter Falk is great, and he is one of the reasons its worth watching. Falk has some great lines, like "he'll be right back, he goin' buy to some saugages" or something like that... there are a few nice scenes, although they are entirely due to the efforts of the actors. Direction, script, and editing is pretty lousy.

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