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Money Movers (1978)

R | | Crime, Action, Thriller | 1979 (USA)
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.

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Terence Donovan ...
Eric Jackson
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Leo Bassett
Ed Devereaux ...
Dick Martin
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Jack Henderson
Candy Raymond ...
Mindel Seagers
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Dawn Jackson
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Alan Cassell ...
Sammy Ross
Lucky Grills ...
Robert Conway
Hu Pryce ...
David Griffiths
Gary Files ...
Ernest Sainsbury
Ray Marshall ...
Ed Gallagher
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Lionel Darcy
Tony Allison ...
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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 Jamie Skinner

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Before Chopper. Before Two Hands. Before Dirty Deeds. There was . . . Money Movers. See more »


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Asalto al camión blindado  »

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AUD 550,000 (estimated)
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Novelist Devon Minchin was the Founder of the Metropolitan Security Services company. Minchin sold this company to Mayne Nickless in 1970. See more »

Quotes

Brian Jackson: If one of your mob told me, "Good morning," I'd put on my pajamas and go to bed.
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Interesting older Australian heist flick.
11 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

A solid old Australian crime caper movie.

The plot keeps moving along and keeps you guessing as to how its going to play out. The acting and cinematography are decent and workmanlike but characteristic of the 1970s, which I personally enjoy for the period feel. I am very fond of good movies (and sometimes not so very good movies) from the 1970s, probably because they are what I grew up with. You may recognize a few actors (in particular, Bryan Brown) from before they became well- known.

In short, this is an entertaining film from back when a reasonable plot was pretty much taken for granted, as opposed to today when the shakiness of many plots is obfuscated with remarkable special effects. If you are into this kind of movie, I think it might be worthwhile to give this old one a try, since, while admittedly not a classic, it is still quite good.


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