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A Man, a Woman and a Bank (1979)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  19 November 1979 (Denmark)
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The two least likely bank robbers in the known universe plan and execute... kind of... the ultimate heist.



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Allan Kolman ...
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Citation Cop (as Cam Lane)
Terence Kelly ...
Bank Manager (as Terry Kelly)
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The Push-Button Gang... it was their first and last job.


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Release Date:

19 November 1979 (Denmark)  »

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This is the typical heist movie made during the seventies. A comedy one, romance mixed up with thriller. Don't expect the unexpected. No surprise at all. But Donald Sutherland is wonderful, as usual. The heist itself is too rapidly executed. Too easily. I expected much more from this movie. And it seems that the director was not only Noel Black but also Jack Cardiff himself. I don't understand what that means...

Cardiff is not credited but the dictionaries and IMDb notes indicate that the great director of photography of so many masterpieces made this feature. So...

It is nevertheless a rare movie. It's hard to catch it. But I think it is now available on DVD, in department stores.

Up to you, if you like this kind of movies.

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