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
Colin Blakely ...
Gardner
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Taylor
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Godfrey
Alfred Lynch ...
Harry
Tony Doyle ...
Nolan
Christopher Guard ...
Cliff
Gwyneth Powell ...
Doreen
Jerry Harte ...
Maxwell
James Grout ...
Fairbrother
Terrence Hardiman ...
David
Bridget Brice ...
Emily
Ian Howarth ...
Matthew
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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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The "so called" impossible bank heist
19 August 2010 | by (Long Island, New york) – See all my reviews

This is a very good caper film. The crooks are very professional, and they do not use any forms of violence. Martin Sheen plays a down on his luck architect, drawn into assisting with a large bank heist involving the use of the underground sewer system. The pace of this film is slow, but it keeps the viewers interest. Jonathan Pryce appears in this film in an early role as one of the crooks. Albert Finney is great as the leader of the gang, and Colin Blakly is equally good as his assistant. Susanah York does not have much of a part as Martin Sheens wife. I give this film a nine out of ten. It is definitely worth a look. See it if you are a fan of caper films, see it even if your not a fan of caper films.


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