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The Silent Partner (1978)

 -  Drama | Crime | Thriller  -  30 March 1979 (USA)
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A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he's been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash.

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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>

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"The Silent Partner" begins with a crime of sheer genius and builds to a climax of sheer terror! See more »

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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30 March 1979 (USA)  »

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L'argent de la banque  »

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CAD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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The DVD sleeve notes declare that the movie "features John Candy in an early film role". See more »

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Julie Carver: I don't understand you, Miles.
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Julie Carver: And I'm not sure I want to.
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Clever story with a great bad guy!
19 May 2000 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

If you like your bad guys evil and believable, see Christopher Plummer do his thing in this entertaining film. The plot is very well conceived and the setting in Toronto is perfect. A word of warning to the sensitive -- watch out for a very attractive woman's encounter with a fish tank.


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