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Bellman and True (1987)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  1 April 1988 (USA)
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Hiller, a computer expert, was bribed by group of bank robbers to obtain details of the security system at a newly-built bank. Having obtained the information, he thought he'd seen the last... See full summary »

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Hiller, a computer expert, was bribed by group of bank robbers to obtain details of the security system at a newly-built bank. Having obtained the information, he thought he'd seen the last of the robbers. But now they've traced him and his son to London. They hold the son hostage and force Hiller to decode the information about the alarm and then to take part in the robbery. Written by Anonymous

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They kidnapped his son. They forced him to steal 14 million dollars. Then they made their biggest mistake. They trusted him.

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Crime | Drama

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1 April 1988 (USA)  »

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Bellman and True - Gangster wider Willen  »

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$226,944 (USA)
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(3 episodes: TV) | (VHS/DVD)

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Trivia

The title is taken from the names of two fox-hounds mentioned in the lyrics of the 18th century ballad "Do Ye Ken John Peel", a song about fox-hunting. It is presumably a rather obscure allusion to the way that the bank robbers have hunted down Hiller and won't let him go again. See more »

Goofs

When the robbers' Daimler Sovereign getaway car is first seen after the robbery, its two inner headlights are smashed and are not lit. A few seconds later, when the car drives through the greenhouses, those lights are unbroken and are lit. See more »

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[the security sergeant is giving instructions to the young security guard who is watching a bank of CCTV monitors]
Security Sergeant: That's down in the vaults that leads to the strongroom. Your job is to sit here and watch.
Young Security Guard: There's nothing to watch.
Security Sergeant: That's exactly how it should be. So if you see anything out of the ordinary, like people moving about, you come and tell me. All right?
Young Security Guard: All right, Sarge.
Security Sergeant: [sarcastically] You should pay particular attention to anyone wearing little black masks over their eyes and with ...
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The end-credits are overlaid on a long drawing that scrolls sideways, depicting Hiller's and The Boy's plane as it leaves London, flies over the Atlantic and arrives at Rio. See more »

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This is the REAL McCoy
19 December 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A fired computer programmer (Bernard Hill) has been hired by a gang of bank robbers to steal confidential computer information from his previous employer. The problem is, the information is encoded. He takes his son along with his payment and runs away but gets stuck when the money runs out. He returns home only to be confronted by his "new" employers. He is forced to decode the information he stole so that the robbers can use it. His son is kept hostage until he has what they want. It gets more involved when the plans change and he has to go along on the robbery to disable the alarm system. This movie is a great heist movie. The video release has been edited so much it doesn't explain important parts in the plot. There is a unedited version out there that shows more details but is usually only shown in full on TV.

This movie was the original for which the 1993 movie The Real McCoy was based on. Only this one is better!


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