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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | History

Certificate:

PG | 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

During production, a Boston resident was paid to remove the air conditioner from his window so they could film on that particular street for a shot. The next day when they arrived to continue filming, every window on the street had an air conditioner. See more »

Goofs

While Pino and driver Banfield remained in the getaway car, seven other men entered the building at 6:55 PM. 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?
[cackles]
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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 »


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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I enjoyed it!
21 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A neat little crime caper, and I wonder why we never see it on any of the cable networks. Falk was great, as were Peter Boyle and Warren Oates, and believe or not, Paul Sorvinio was in this one too! Realistic, and pretty honest.


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