MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 36,792 this week

Blood Money (1980)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  23 October 1980 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 11 users  
Reviews: 2 user

A dying criminal takes his younger brother on one final job so that when the final hour comes, his brother and his brother's wife and daughter who he himself may have fathered, will be financially secured.

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

Australian thriller adds two key cast
| IF.com.au
Fitchett tackles The Fear of Darkness
| IF.com.au

Related Items

Search for "Blood Money" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Blood Money (1980)

Blood Money (1980) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Blood Money.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When a womanizing bookshop owner hears about the suicide of his former girlfriend, he tries to find out more and meets her friend, a prostitute. They hook up, but when she finds her friends... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan
Stars: Judy Davis, Bryan Brown, Cathy Downes
F/X (1986)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A movie special effects man is hired to fake a real-life mob killing for a witness protection plan, but finds his own life in danger.

Director: Robert Mandel
Stars: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora
Stir (1980)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Filmed in the Clare Valley, Gladstone and the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, this prison movie was inspired by the true life prison riot at Bathurst Jail in 1974 and its subsequent Royal Commission into New South Wales Prisons.

Director: Stephen Wallace
Stars: Bryan Brown, Max Phipps, Dennis Miller
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Paul McCartney's recording of his new album is complicated by the fact that the master tapes of his recordings are missing.

Director: Peter Webb
Stars: Paul McCartney, Bryan Brown, Ringo Starr
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters
Newsfront (1978)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In post war Australia the men and women of Cinetone struggle to produce the weekly news reels for the movie going public.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Bill Hunter, Gerard Kennedy, Wendy Hughes
Rebel (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

This drama is set in World War II Australia, where an American Marine, Rebel is recuperating from wounds suffered in battle. He is weary of war and is intent on going AWOL and escaping from... See full summary »

Director: Michael Jenkins
Stars: Matt Dillon, Debra Byrne, Bryan Brown
Cocktail (1988)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A talented New York bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love.

Director: Roger Donaldson
Stars: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: James Ricketson
Stars: Bryan Brown, Margaret Cameron, George Shevtsov
Cathy's Child (1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Donald Crombie
Stars: Michele Fawdon, Alan Cassell, Bryan Brown
Money Movers (1978)
Crime | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An armoured car company is the target of repeated heists. Company leadership is enforcing new measures in order to tighten the security. However, the biggest danger of a new heist lies within the company's own ranks.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Terence Donovan, Tony Bonner, Ed Devereaux
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Tom Jeffrey
Stars: John Waters, Wyn Roberts, Graham Rouse
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Flaus ...
Pete Shields
Chrissie James ...
Jeannie
...
Brian Shields
Sophie Murphy ...
Kathy
John Proper ...
Jack (as Jack Proper)
Peter Curtin ...
Dan
Sue Jones ...
Doctor
Jay Mannering ...
Jim
Peter Stratford ...
Curtis
Caroline Cassidy ...
Lisa Curtis
Garry Metcalf ...
Anderson
Nigel Broadbridge ...
Tony
Joanne Baker ...
Sales girl
Peter Tammer ...
Laurie
Peggy Nicholls ...
Lady
Edit

Storyline

A dying criminal takes his younger brother on one final job so that when the final hour comes, his brother and his brother's wife and daughter who he himself may have fathered, will be financially secured.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Peter Shields had to die -- his only choice was HOW.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 October 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Snatch  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First film for Christopher Fitchett as a director. Desolation Angels (1982) was Fitchett's second. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Although Overmuch Cleanup Is Performed Upon The Script, Effective Pacing By The Director Wins Out Over The Cutting Room Floor.
28 August 2007 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

A screen-printed inscription leads off this small-budgeted Australian production:

"At birth a man is offered only one choice -- the time and place of his own death. But if this choice is without motive his life will never have been more than meaningless." For good reason, attribution is lacking for this irrational bit of philosophy, but it must have at the time of filming impressed the work's director, and indeed does after a fashion reflect upon much of the storyline. Action opens with a tense and well-directed scene depicting Pete Shields (John Flaus) along with two confederates as they rob a Sydney bank, following which event Pete is informed that he has an incurable form of cancer, a diagnosis that effectively thwarts his criminal career, and he journeys to Melbourne (where the film is shot) in hopes of finding some safety there while visiting with younger brother Brian (Bryan Brown) and the latter's wife and daughter. Unfortunately, Pete's fraternal sojourn misfires in its entirety, because Bryan harbours ill feelings toward his older brother caused by their shared amourous history with Brian's spouse Jeannie (Chrissie James) that includes uncertainty as to which of the brothers fathered Chrissie's five-year-old daughter. To ensure that Brian and his family will receive a slice of Pete's criminally obtained savings, the elder Shields involves both siblings with one final paper, a kidnapping for ransom of an organized crime chieftain's daughter. This work is the first of but two that Melbourne native Chris Fitchett directed, and is a more than tolerable crime tinctured thriller, offering a few fresh angles. It was shot in 16mm. and largely financed with a subsidy tendered by Creative Development Branch of the Australian Film Commission, somewhat ironic in the event, since Fitchett was appointed director of the identical organization a quarter of a century after this picture was shown in Melbourne theatres. Flaus performs well as a veteran criminal attempting to redeem the closing segment of his life, while Brown is rather brittle in a monochromatic role. The affair benefits from a well-crafted score turned in by Mark McSherry that is a pleasing match for the plot line. Sadly, the film is edited by bludgeon, thereby producing scenes wherein expressed emotions of the characters seem vaguely predicated, while the disparate threads offered from a potentially engaging screenplay are left undefined despite able treatment by Fitchett of both the storyline and his cast.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Blood Money (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?