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The Squeeze (1978)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  3 August 1978 (Netherlands)
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A retired safe cracker is recruited by a young conman to return to the "business" for a million dollar heist.

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Complete credited cast:
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Chris Gretchko / Ray Sloan
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Clarisse Saunders
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Jeff Olafsen
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Sam
Robert Alda ...
Captain Donati
Angelo Infanti ...
Inspector
Antonella Murgia ...
Jessica
Peter Carsten ...
Van Stratten
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Hans (as Rudolf van Husen)
Dyane Silverstein ...
Cashier
Steven Burch ...
Fred (as Steve Burche)
Ron Van Clief ...
Duke
Bob Hevelone ...
Lieutenant (as Bob Avalone)
Roy Brocksmith ...
Warehouse Owner
Ewald G. Spader ...
Electrician
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Storyline

Lee Van Cleef is a safe cracker coming out of retirement to pull off one last caper. The Germans behind the theft are planning to steal $1,000,000. But unbeknownst to the safe cracker, they are planning to kill him afterward. When he learns of their intent, he begins plotting his revenge. Written by Yocke

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The place was New York City. The rip-off was worth six million in diamonds. The double-cross was worth more lives than you can count! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Release Date:

3 August 1978 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Diamond Thieves  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)
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The thug's hand alternates between Jeff's throat and shoulder between shots, right after Jeff is bailed out of jail. See more »

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22 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I fell asleep watching this movie but admittedly only for the last ten minutes. The storyline is not explained well, it was only today I discovered what the value of the theft was and the background. The start was terrible, I thought I had missed something. The parts where characters stare at each other for long periods does not improve the tension or the plot... just made me lose interest. Is worth a watch if you are drunk however as it provides plenty to laugh about. I have seen the end and it did not improve the movie for me. Having bought this for £5 in a box set of "20 Great Action Adventure Movies" I do not feel ripped off, I feel I have obtained A useful tool for entertaining myself and my friends... but not in the way the director intended. I will not advise people to avoid this. The story is good but the way it has been put across to the audience is poor and maybe some more time could have been taken. There is a hint that there was some talent behind this movie as the shots of New York are beautifully gritty and not all glossy. Do watch this, even if just for a quick laugh before moving onto something better.


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