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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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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

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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

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

Soundtracks

Accentuate the Positive
Written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
Sung by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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A Classic Caper Movie
17 July 2002 | by (Albany, NY) – See all my reviews

Compared to the hyped up, over violent fare that passes for crime movies, this movie is no contender. But it's a warm, funny, well paced caper flick about some North Boston Italians who stumbled on to the fact that the great Brink's was a paper tiger.


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