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This is an imaginative plot, yet one with which the viewer can readily identify. A bank teller is held up at gun point in his bank. Luckily for him he receives a clue that this is going to occur and diverts most of the cash into his own safety deposit box, leaving only a nominal amount for the crook. The ruse works well, but for the fact that the crook resents the fact that he has been outsmarted. There ensues a terrific battle of wits involving the clever but basically "moral" teller, and the cunning and totally uninhibited bank robber, which involves several other people in ways which cannot be revealed here. Written by
Geoff Jamieson <GJamieso@vitgnos1.telecom.com.au>
This movie was made and released about ten years after its source novel "Tænk på et tal" (which translates into English as "Think of a Number") by author Anders Bodelsen was first published in 1968. The film was made about nine years after the first filmed version of that novel, Think of a Number (1969) was made and released in 1969. This picture is the second and final (to date, April 2012) version of this novel. See more »
A razor-sharp suspense drama with plenty of nifty, nasty surprises.
Gould gives one of his top performances, and Christopher Plummer is a revelation: you'll never look on him as the stalwart Herr Von Trapp again as he turns in one of the most cold-blooded sociopathic performances ever committed to celluloid. (Yeah - right up there with Robert Mitchum's Max Cady in Cape Fear.)
And yes this does have some moments of honest-to-God, shockingly intense violence (it sure ain't no chick-flick ;-)
But for my money IF SOME CHOWDERHEADS WOULD RELEASE IT ON DVD, ANYWAY this is one of best suspense dramas in the past 30 years, much in the league of films like Point Blank and Charley Varrick.
Don't miss this one.
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