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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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Harry
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Nolan
Christopher Guard ...
Cliff
Gwyneth Powell ...
Doreen
Jerry Harte ...
Maxwell
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Fairbrother
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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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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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Heist film is interesting, but still tame.
8 November 1998 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

LOOPHOLE has a nifty concept that sounds too good to be true, yet impossible. The unemployed American architect (Sheen) comes to England to devise a plan on robbing the safe from under the city sewers at a British bank. It actually works until.... Along the line, it's more of an adventure than a crime film, but with stars such as Albert Finney and Martin Sheen, don't get too excited about it. This really isn't your typical "bad guy" movie, rather it is tame and subtle. Both actors in their time were known to perform in novelish dramatic roles that appealed mostly to the adult crowd, so there's no modern class here, but maybe Susannah York's towel dropping scene might grab your attention. The end is peculiar and uncertain, right after you've gone through seeing a successful heist well done. All in all, an interesting movie, but if early 80s dramatic acting performances isn't your cup of tea, then you will find LOOPHOLE to be pretty boring.


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