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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Bean ... Micky McAvoy
Trevor Byfield ... Jimmy Kimpton

Larry Lamb ... Kenneth Noye
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

Stephen Frost ... Bernie Clarke

Jeremy Child ... Dep. Asst. Com. Brian Worth
Ronald Nunnery ... Georgie Bishop
Eve Bland ... Kathy
Michael Redfern ... Det. Chief Supt. Brian Boyce
Iain Rattray ... Det. Insp. Glendenning

Brendan Coyle ... Det. Sgt. Benwell
Dean Harris ... Det. Constable John Fordham
Ian Barritt ... Docklands Financier
Paul McNeilly ... Youth in Pub
Steve Weston ... Ross

Christopher Adamson ... Winchester Warder (as Chris Adamson)
Chas Bryer ... Brixton Warder
David Arlen ... Security Guard
David Roth ... Security Guard
Mark Brown ... Gold Courier
Mike Carnell ... Fishing Shop Owner
John Cass ... Compere
Doug Fisher ... Solicitor

Paul Gregory ... Barrister

Frank Harper ... Brother's Minder

Martin Herdman ... Fenton
Leonard Kavanagh ... Judge
Mark Knight ... Radio Operator
Peter McNamara ... Undercover Policeman
Harry Miller ... Security Van Driver
David Oakley ... Clerk of Court
David Peart ... Businessman

Linda Regan ... Brenda Noye
Teddy Smith ... Rolls Royce Driver
George Staines ... Foreman
Maurice Thorogood ... Security Van Robber
Michael Watkins ... Det. Chief Insp. Suckling
Ron Webster ... Surveillance Officer
Ron Welling ... Line Up Officer

Directed by
Terry Winsor 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeff Pope 
Terry Winsor 

Produced by
Robin Paxton .... executive producer
Jeff Pope .... producer
Original Music by
William Woolf 
Cinematography by
Dick Pope 
Film Editing by
Trevor Waite 
Casting by
Corinne Rodriguez 
Art Direction by
Marcus Rowland 
Costume Design by
Ita Murray 
Makeup Department
Suzan Broad .... makeup artist
Production Management
Tamara Howe .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernard Bellew .... second assistant director
Joel Phiri .... first assistant director: second unit
Joel Phiri .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Kit Line .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
David John .... sound recordist
Peter Maxwell .... re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Ali Asad .... focus puller: second unit
Patrick Crockart .... focus puller
Bob King .... camera operator: second unit
Dave Owen .... electrician
John Parsons .... gaffer
Robert Roy .... clapper loader
Colin Strachan .... grip
Location Management
Greg Jordan .... location manager
Other crew
Tim Desbois .... aerial coordinator
Janet Mullins .... script supervisor
Jeremy Phillips .... original research
Brian Worth .... advisor
Brian Boyce .... special thanks
Tony Curtis .... special thanks (as Det. Sgt. Tony Curtis)
Bill Miller .... special thanks

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Not bad at all!, 4 February 2007
Author: unreasonableboy from San Diego, USA

I'm shocked that so few people have commented on this movie despite the fact it's available on DVD in Canada and the USA (according to IMDb). It was an ITV made for TV movie first broadcast in 1992 which I also believe has been screened on America's A&E cable network. The fact that the movie is based on the true story of Britains biggest ever bank robbery, a haul of almost 24 million pounds of Gold bullion (about $44 million) way back in 1983 from' Brink's Matt makes it even more surprising.

Fans of Sean Bean will find this a real feast as is does not disappoint playing the psychotic Mickey Mcavoy the mastermind behind the heist. In fact there are a fine cast of British character actors, and to some extent it's a who's who's guide to rouge character actors for British TV. I'd draw attention in particular to Larry Lamb, George Jackos (both Later on in ' Essex Boys' with Bean), and the excellent Trevor Byfield, who is very believable as the real life character of the London underworld Jimmy Kimpton. It's well paced and absorbing at the same time.

I'll not give too much away, nor criticize holes in the plot, or any short comings that it may have. What I will say is that the title of 'fools gold' is appropriate as some times you can just steal too much! Check it out and enjoy!!

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