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A Robber's Tale 

Following a vicious attack on a wages van at Heathrow airport in November 1962 the gang concerned are disappointed that the haul is less than expected and their leader, Bruce Reynolds, ... See full summary »

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Roy James
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Charlie Wilson
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Gordon Goody
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Buster Edwards
Nigel Collins ...
Bert Turner
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Franny Reynolds
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DI Frank Williams
George Ward ...
Nick Reynolds
Del Synnott ...
Brian Field
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Nicholas Murchie ...
Roger Cordrey
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Tommy Wisbey
John De Main ...
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Gareth Cassidy ...
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Following a vicious attack on a wages van at Heathrow airport in November 1962 the gang concerned are disappointed that the haul is less than expected and their leader, Bruce Reynolds, despite his wife's request that he eschews crime, is greedy for a bigger heist. This comes about when an anonymous Ulsterman alerts the gang to the Glasgow to Euston mail train, said to be carrying a million pounds. Recruiting more villains Reynolds begins his meticulous plan to halt the train with false signals at a lonely Buckinghamshire crossing and, on August 8 1963, a night later than planned, the robbery takes place. Despite Reynolds' desire to play down violence train driver Jack Mills is injured and the getaway bungled as the gang, dressed as soldiers, hole up in a farmhouse. The haul is also far more than they imagined and Reynolds is conscious that it will be harder to dispose of as the robbers go their separate ways. Soon afterwards Reynolds sees in a newspaper headline that he is a suspect ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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The locomotive used in the film has a center headlight. These types of headlights were only fitted to British Rail locos in the 1980s See more »


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Summertime
Written by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dorothy Heyward
© 1935 (Renewed) Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
All rights administered by Warner/Chappell North America Ltd
All rights reserved
Performed by Eliza Doolittle
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