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Lassiter (1984)

A handsome jewel thief is arrested and in order to avoid prison, must break into the heavily guarded German Emabassy to steal millions in gems.

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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 <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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17 February 1984 (USA)  »

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Hizli soyguncu  »

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$17,500,000 (USA)
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1.78 : 1
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Actor Tom Selleck has starred in such espionage-related movies as Killers (2010_, Lassiter (1984),The Gypsy Warriors (1978), and The Washington Affair (1977). See more »

Quotes

Nick Lassiter: What happens if they catch me? You gonna bring on the cavalry?
Peter Breeze: Well... if they catch you in the embassy there's nothing we can do. That embassy is Germany, you might as well be in Berlin.
Nick Lassiter: That's comforting.
Peter Breeze: I'm sorry, Lassiter.
Nick Lassiter: Bullshit.
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Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Peter Skellern
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A slick pre WWII period piece about Cops and Robbers
6 August 2002 | by (Philadelphia PA) – See all my reviews

What more could you ask for than a handsome thief, two gorgeous women, a wimp of an FBI man, a bully of British cop, a super black Mercedes Coupe, a vintage motor cycle, gambling, a murder, bumbling Gestapo thugs and supporting actors that truly support the play that is in progress! Well written, directed and acted, progress keeps things moving (even flying through the air on a wire!) at a good pace that won't leave you behind, but will get you to the end. There are even street scenes with costumes and vehicles galore! In other words, the sets are good as well! Enjoyable!


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