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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 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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Brink's  »

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Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on an actual 1950 Brink's robbery in Boston where US $ 2,700,000 was stolen. A few of the actual robbers worked as advisers on the film. See more »

Goofs

In reality the gang surprised, bound and gaged five Brinks employees who were counting and storing money. They also took four revolvers from the Brinks employees. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Gusciora: Your Honor, I can't do no 20 years.
Judge: Well do as much as you can, son.
[bangs gavel]
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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

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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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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