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Director:
Writers:
Curtis Hanson (screenplay)
Anders Bodelsen (novel)
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Release Date:
30 March 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A masterpiece of cunning and suspense... In a web of mounting tension, a beautiful girl is trapped and torn between two lovers, climaxing in a scene more terrifying than a nightmare! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Outstanding thriller, one of the best Canadian films ever See more (57 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Daryl Duke 
 
Writing credits
Curtis Hanson (screenplay)

Anders Bodelsen (novel "Think of a Number")

Produced by
Garth H. Drabinsky .... executive producer
Curtis Hanson .... associate producer
Joel B. Michaels .... producer
Stephen Young .... producer
 
Original Music by
Oscar Peterson (theme composer)
 
Cinematography by
Billy Williams 
 
Film Editing by
George Appleby 
 
Casting by
Karen Hazzard 
 
Production Design by
Trevor Williams 
 
Set Decoration by
Dave Deyell 
Gerry Holmes  (as Gerald Holmes)
 
Makeup Department
Ken Brooke .... makeup artist
Adrian Hoffman .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Brenda Bonner .... assistant production manager
Liz Butterfield .... production manager
Gary Flanagan .... assistant production manager
Marilyn Stonehouse .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rossie Grose .... second assistant director
Alan Simmonds .... first assistant director
Rudy Wrench .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Andres Bartels .... assistant art director
Denis Kirkham .... production laborer (as Dennis Kirkham)
Cy Langevin .... assistant props
Steve Shewchuk .... property master
 
Sound Department
David Appleby .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Michael Dandy .... assistant sound editor
Abe De Cesare .... boom swinger (as Abe de Cesare)
Glen Gauthier .... sound re-recording mixer
David Lee .... sound recordist
Bruce Nyznik .... sound editor
Peter Thillaye .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Bill Wood .... special effects (as Bill Woods)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Breeze .... gaffer
Tom Finnen .... assistant grip
Ron Gillham .... key grip
David Harcourt .... camera operator
Stephen M. Katz .... photography: second unit (as Stephen Katz)
David Lucas .... electrician
Joachim Martin .... second assistant camera (as Jock Martin)
Anthony R. Palmieri .... first assistant camera (as Anthony Palmieri)
John Russ .... dolly grip
Laszlo Szilvassy .... still photographer (as Laszlo Szilvassey)
Cliff West .... generator operator
Brian Woodroof .... electrician (as Brian Woodruff)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gayle Franklin .... assistant wardrobe (as Gayle Mcleod)
Debi Weldon .... wardrobe (as Deborah Weldon)
 
Editorial Department
Michael Clark .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Leonard A. Engel .... music recording supervisor (as Len Engel)
Kenneth Wannberg .... conductor (as Ken Wannberg)
Kenneth Wannberg .... music arranger (as Ken Wannberg)
Albert Woodbury .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
John Cocks .... driver captain
Bill Jackson .... driver captain
 
Other crew
Peter Cresswell .... production assistant (as Peter Creswell)
Cyril Drabinsky .... production assistant
Natalie Drache .... script supervisor
Alice Ferrier .... production coordinator
Hal Galli .... representative: Cine Guarantor
Hannah Hempstead .... associate to producers
Mario Kassar .... presenter
Margaret Livingston .... production secretary (as Margaret A. Livingston)
Heather McIntosh .... production accountant
Linda Shapiro .... unit publicist
Andrew G. Vajna .... presenter (as Andrew Vajna)
Lisa King .... production accounts (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality
Runtime:
106 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film was nominated for several Canadian Film Awards and won six: Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Musical Score, Best Sound Editing and Best Overall Sound.See more »
Quotes:
Miles Cullen:Sometimes it's better if you just like someone, nothing more than that.
Elaine:Like someone and have... a little something in common.
Miles Cullen:Like money?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Terror in the Aisles (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
C'mon DowntownSee more »

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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Outstanding thriller, one of the best Canadian films ever, 11 November 2001
Author: cfisanick from Western Pennsylvania

Anders Bodelson's Danish novel "Think of a Number" has been transplanted to Toronto, intelligently updated by screenwriter Curtis Hanson, and directed by Daryl Duke in brilliant fashion. What makes this film so special, I think, is that you wind up rooting for Elliot Gould, a bank teller turned thief, to best Christopher Plummer, a sadistic bank robbery, even though Gould's character is basically amoral. This is that rare thriller that works on every level. The plotting feels free of contrivance, Gould and Plummer have never been better, chilly Toronto looks spectacular, and there's a wonderfully evocative, jazzy soundtrack by pianist Oscar Peterson.

Coming as it did out of Canada in 1978, this film, despite its high quality, was almost immediately forgotten, but it is surely deserving of rediscovery. Check it out. It's one of the very best thrillers you'll ever see.

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