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Loophole (1981)

PG | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | March 1981 (UK)
When architect Stephen Booker loses his partnership, he finds jobs hard to come by, and with money in short supply, he unwittingly becomes involved in a daring scheme to rob one of London's biggest bank vaults.

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Mike Daniels
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Stephen Booker
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Dinah Booker
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Taylor
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Cliff
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Ian Howarth ...
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When architect Stephen Booker loses his partnership, he finds jobs hard to come by, and with money in short supply, he unwittingly becomes involved in a daring scheme to rob one of London's biggest bank vaults.

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Rated PG for language, mild peril and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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This premiered theatrically in the UK in March 1981 and was the main Christmas Day movie on the BBC that December. At a time when the theatrical window between cinema debut and TV broadcast was 3-5 years, this was highly irregular. See more »

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Dull film with a lousy finale.
25 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Loophole" is a disappointingly dull, visually unappealing caper movie. I can recommend it only to genre addicts. The characters are anonymous and cold; you don't connect with them, so you don't care what will happen to them. Still, this minor picture isn't really bad...until its really LOUSY finale. Without revealing it, I can say that the "solution" the screenwriter finds to the characters' problems shows offensive incompetence on his part. The ending (presented as a twist) is simply unacceptable and I can't believe that these respectable actors agreed to play in a film that ended is such a LOUSY way.


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