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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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Gardner
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Taylor
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Godfrey
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Cliff
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Jerry Harte ...
Maxwell
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Fairbrother
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David
Bridget Brice ...
Emily
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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The film was made and released about eight years after its source novel "Loophole: Or How to Rob a Bank" by Robert Pollock had been first published in 1973. See more »

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Albert Finney entices Martin Sheen into a bank burglary caper
18 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The director of this film, John Quested, is ordinarily a producer. This film, under his inexperienced directing hand and working from a fairly lame script, is not what it should be at all. Albert Finney is a well-dressed and polished thief whose next score will be a bank's safety deposit storage vault. Martin Sheen is an architect fallen upon hard times who needs money. They'll be part of a team of 6 who will plan and carry out the caper, which involves an underground access through sewers. Although this story could conceivably have been done with some tension and pizazz, it only occasionally is really engaging. Its development is slow. The staging of the caper is far from interesting. The story plods along, helped by various incidents and the acting charisma of Finney and Sheen mainly, so that it's not a bomb. But it also is below par.


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