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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Lassiter
Sara Wells
Kari Von Fursten
Inspector John Becker
Peter Breeze
Max Hofer
Edward Peel ...
Sgt. Allyce
Paul Antrim ...
Christopher Malcolm ...
Barrie Houghton ...
Eddie Lee
Peter Skellern ...
Harry Towb ...
Roger Boardman
Belinda Mayne ...
Helen Boardman
Sweeny (as Morgan Sheppard)


Lassiter is a handsome jewel thief operating in London in the late 1930s. One day he is arrested and told that if he wishes to avoid prison, he must break into the heavily guarded German Embassy in London and steal millions in Gems. Written by John Vogel <>

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When the law has a job they can't handle... they need a man outside the law. See more »


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Release Date:

17 February 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hizli soyguncu  »

Box Office


$17,500,000 (USA)

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The value of the uncut Nazi diamonds was US $10 million. See more »


Peter Breeze: Besides, we're gonna be in this war, soon, pull your own weight.
Nick Lassiter: I'm standing in a frame, Breeze, you're gonna wrap me in the flag, too.
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Lassiter's Theme: Beware of the Winners
Written by Ken Thorne / John David Parker-Tanja / Werner Lang / Taco Ockerse
Performed by Taco Ockerse' (as Taco)
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Fun action movie with great stars
16 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not having seen this movie for over twenty years, and stumbling across a video of it recently I said "why not?" The stars of this movie provided outstanding acting. Joe Regalbuto as the FBI agent in London of 1939 was a bit wooden in the part. However, I try not to blame actors as they may have been directed to act the way they do. Also, the part called for a naive and inexperienced federal agent. The thing that occurred to me is why would the US Government send an inexperienced agent all the way to London for such an important job, and no senior partner to guide him? He wasn't a bad actor it was bad writing, he just didn't seem to be into the part. Other than that, the top actors and actresses did a fine job. Tom Sellick brought his usual suave good looks and easy manner to the part of the professional jewel thief. The local London police official (Bob Hoskins - later of Roger Rabbit and other fame) hated the thief. I don't think it was ever explained why he had such a virulent hatred. One thing is for sure though, he was very believable and made a name for himself. Lauren Hutton was the twisted Nazi female, so scary that I tipped my hat to Selleck during the movie for even getting close to her. But he had his job to do and never lost his confidence. Hutton played the part to the hilt. Her watch dog was played by Nazi Gestapo badman Warren Clarke and brother was he tough. Excellent job Mr. Clarke. Ed Lauter played Lassiter's friend the car thief and the man who taxied him around town. I've seen him many times and he is always a steady addition to any cast. In the top parts that brings us to Jane Seymour. She has played so many wonderful parts it is difficult to say which was best. But this much is true - she may very well be one of the most beautiful woman of our time. I mean truly beautiful. Sure, she had a nude scene in this movie and what a lovely bottom. However, I'm talking about her face with delicate features that slender down to the chin past sensual eyes, nose and lips. Not quite perfect, yet nearly so, and all coming together into a delicate oval shape. Nevertheless, she has handled demanding roles like Dr. Quinn, the first Battlestar Galactica movie and Somewhere In Time to mention just a few. In this movie, she was Selleck's lover and a local dancer. She took a part that might have been on the minor side for other actresses, and turned it into a vehicle that increased her value. Lassiter has so many neat things that might be missed like the period costumes, antique automobiles, motorcycle, dinning car in a train, casino interior, Nazi guns and guards, a high wire escape (probably by a stunt man), and kudos to the two boxers (Clive Curtis and George Lane Cooper) who gave a real knock-em-down performance. It is a movie made of the good stuff of old fashioned entertainment. It wasn't perfect but it had danger, love, sex, gambling, fist fights, gun play, boat explosion, diamonds, intrigue and treachery. Be sure to catch this one.

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