An armoured car company is the target of repeated heists. Company leadership is enforcing new measures in order to tighten the security. However, the biggest danger of a new heist lies within the company's own ranks.
Filmed in Adelaide, South Australia, Bruce Beresford's adaptation of Devon Minchin's novel is a raw fast-paced independent feature with an all star Australian cast including Bryan Brown, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, 'Terry Donovan' and Tony Bonner. Story has a group of crooks plan a heist to steal twenty million dollars from a Security Firm counting house only to have the scam overtaken by a crime boss due to a corrupt police detective and the plot foiled by a wily ex-cop. Written by
This movie represents an instance where a character in the film has the same name of a real life celebrity. Ed Devereaux plays security officer Dick Martin in this movie and Dick Martin was the name of a famous real life American TV comedian and television director, mostly well known for co-hosting Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967). See more »
If one of your mob told me, "Good morning," I'd put on my pajamas and go to bed.
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Tense, violent, well made Australian crime thriller
The story of an armored car robbery, apparently based on a true case. The acting is solid and the action, especially for a small budget film, is deftly handled, There are a number of good twists and turns along the way.
On the other hand, there's a bit of a feeling something's missing, like a unifying theme or underlying ideas. Or even character development.
Unlike (for example) Ben Affleck's recent The Town", this is a pretty simple film, just telling you an exciting story as solid B movie entertainment, and not aiming for much more. But there's certainly room for that alongside more 'thoughtful' or character orientated crime flicks.
Well shot, well directed by a young Bruce Beresford, and worth seeing if you're a fan of the genre.
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