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Once a Thief (1965)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 8 September 1965 (USA)
San Francisco ex-con Eddie Pedak wants to go straight but local cop Mike Vido, motivated by a personal vendetta, keeps harassing him while Eddie's brother, Walter, wants Eddie for one last major heist.

Director:

Ralph Nelson

Writers:

Zekial Marko (screenplay), Zekial Marko (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alain Delon ... Eddie Pedak
Ann-Margret ... Kristine Pedak
Van Heflin ... Inspector Mike Vido SFPD
Jack Palance ... Walter Pedak
John Davis Chandler ... James Arthur Sargatanas, Walter's Henchman
Jeff Corey ... Lt. Kebner SFPD
Steve Mitchell Steve Mitchell ... Frank Kane
Tammy Locke ... Kathy Pedak
Tony Musante ... Cleveland 'Cleve' Shoenstein
Zekial Marko Zekial Marko ... Luke
Russell Lee Russell Lee ... Drummer
Yuki Shimoda ... John Ling, Chinese Funeral Director
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Storyline

Eddie Pedak, a convicted criminal, has a steady job, a wife and daughter and he puts a down payment on a boat. He also has a police detective and brother after him, the first believes Eddie shot him, the second wants him for one last heist. Written by Jonathan <jrd@netvision.net.il>

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Taglines:

- always a target, for either side of the law! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Eddies car is a 1931 Ford Model A roadster, slightly modified and customized. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Drummer: Let me hear you say, "Oh, yeah!"
Big Al's Crowd: Oh, yeah!
Drummer: Let me hear you say, "Oh, yeah!"
Big Al's Crowd: Oh, yeah!
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Connections

References Pinocchio (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

The Right To Love (Reflections)
Written by Lalo Schifrin & Gene Lees
Performed by Irene Reid
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A once was thief trying to go clean and along with loving wife and daughter they are all caught up in a circle of bad.
25 January 2003 | by TammyLockeSee all my reviews

The premiss of the movie was very intense with the music. The love that this man had for his wife and little girl was honest and heart taking. The acting was great by all. The little girl's acting was very powerful. Alain Delon and Ann-Margret are great!!! Truly a timeless movie. Very emotionally impacting. Definetly one of the great great old movies. Wish there were more.


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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | Italian | Cantonese

Release Date:

8 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scratch a Thief See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,893,325 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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