6.5/10
152
4 user 1 critic

Fool's Gold: The Story of the Brink's-Mat Robbery (1992)

| Crime, Drama | TV Movie
A dramatized speculation of what happened in November 1983 when Micky McAvoy and some of his mates planned a heist and were surprised when they discovered they'd stumbled across a large ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Fifteen Streets (TV Movie 1989)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In northern England around 1900, the worker John O'Brien lives near poverty in a small house in the worker's district. He falls in love with Mary, the teacher of his highly intelligent ... See full summary »

Director: David Wheatley
Stars: Owen Teale, Sean Bean, Anny Tobin
Troubles (TV Mini-Series 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A grand hotel fallen into decay, two women with secrets and a dangerous political situation about to boil over - these intriguing elements all combine in this gripping drama from the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Charleson, Ian Richardson, Emer Gillespie
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jimmy Muir is a hard-drinking brewery worker in the city of Sheffield, with an arrogant lack of respect for authority. His entire life has been orientated by football and he possesses the ... See full summary »

Director: Maria Giese
Stars: Sean Bean, Emily Lloyd, Pete Postlethwaite
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Harold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places. A mysterious syndicate is trying to muscle in on his ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie
Stars: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman
Windprints (1989)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A South African video journalist is sent to neighboring Namibia to do a story on a man who has been going around and killing black laborers. The killer, Nhadiep, has an almost mythical ... See full summary »

Director: David Wicht
Stars: John Hurt, Sean Bean, Marius Weyers
Clarissa (TV Series 1991)
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A virtuous young woman is oppressed by her ambitious family and a rake who's becomes obsessed with her.

Stars: Sean Bean, Saskia Wickham, Jonny Phillips
Sharpe's Justice (TV Movie 1997)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Returning to Yorkshire, Sharpe finds himself on the wrong side between corrupt employers and exploited workers.

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden
Sharpe's Revenge (TV Movie 1997)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Sharpe is framed as the thief who stole Napolean's gold, and he must clear his name to avoid execution. Meanwhile, Jane - urged on by a friend - makes some questionable choices.

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden
Lorna Doone (TV Movie 1990)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

John Ridd was just a boy when the villainous Carver Doone callously murdered his father. Now a young man, John has two driving passions: his thirst for revenge against the outlaw Doones, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Grieve
Stars: Michael MacKenzie, Andrew Ferguson, Sean Bean
Sharpe's Sword (TV Movie 1995)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Sharpe is tasked to protect the most important spy in Lord Wellington's network, but domestic issues, a traumatized young girl, and possible French spies all threaten his success.

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, John Tams
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter's family problems.

Director: James L. Brooks
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson
Winter Flight (1984)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young RAF serviceman and a local waitress fall for each other, but Falklands War looms in the background.

Director: Roy Battersby
Stars: Reece Dinsdale, Nicola Cowper, Gary Olsen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Trevor Byfield ...
Jimmy Kimpton
...
George Jackos ...
The Brother
Sharon Maiden ...
Jackie McAvoy
Brian Croucher ...
Brian Robinson
David Cardy ...
Tony Black
Rob Spendlove ...
Coles
John Labanowski ...
Speed
Ron Aldridge ...
Roach
...
Bernie Clarke
...
Dep. Asst. Com. Brian Worth
Ronald Nunnery ...
Georgie Bishop
Eve Bland ...
Kathy
Michael Redfern ...
Det. Chief Supt. Brian Boyce
Edit

Storyline

A dramatized speculation of what happened in November 1983 when Micky McAvoy and some of his mates planned a heist and were surprised when they discovered they'd stumbled across a large stash of gold. But getting the gold away without getting caught is only the beginning of their troubles. Realizing the riches the gold represents is difficult, and honor among thieves may only be a myth. Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Fool's Gold  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not exactly "Full of Beans"
15 March 2006 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

This show came to my attention in March 2006, 14 Years after production and 23 Years after the robbery.

The plot itself seems to be a "nothing" if you will. there's just no characters to love, hate or follow, its a very simple "nutshell" job of a story. Beans performance is probably one of the worst I've seen from him in recent memory, lucky enough this did not stop him moving on to finer roles. Mistakes in the continuity of the film are quite often; A Character is seen driving an "X" Reg Nissan Sunny in the setting of 1983. The problem here is, in the UK, Nissan was known as Datsun in 1983, not Nissan. Another continuity problem appears in the house scene of McAvoy. His Child is seen wearing an 1990 England National Team Football Shirt. Without the aid of Doc Brown's DeLorean, how could a child wear a 1990 Football strip, in 1983? Like the continuity problems, the film is dogged by lack of plot and obvious endings. If you work at Brinks-Mat or know McAvoy Personally, I would advise you to watch it. If you don't, well, like the rest of us, save the precious 1 and half hours for something else.


3 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I need an original copy on dvd peaquod
Car Registration Plates Goof inthebuff

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?