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28 Minutes for 3 Million Dollars (1967)

28 minuti per 3 milioni di dollari (original title)
A thief (Richard Harrison), is hired to steal a 3 million dollar diamond for a rich collector. He has to first assemble his "team" of crooks before the big night. Lots of beautiful girls and not much else. Larry Anderson.

Director:

Maurizio Pradeaux

Writers:

Maurizio Pradeaux (screenplay), Maurizio Pradeaux (story)
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Cast overview:
Richard Harrison ... Jacques
Franca Polesello Franca Polesello ... Veronique
Claudio Biava Claudio Biava ... Michael Abbott
Ferruccio Viotti ... André
Marino Carpano Marino Carpano ... Lucien Broder
Bob Tonelli Bob Tonelli ... The Boss (as Roberto Tonelli)
Conny Caracciolo Conny Caracciolo ... Rita (as Conny Carol)
Corrado Monteforte Corrado Monteforte
Erna Schurer ... Mylène (as Erna Scheurer)
Antonietta Fiorito Antonietta Fiorito
Iva Zanicchi Iva Zanicchi ... Nightclub Singer
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A thief (Richard Harrison), is hired to steal a 3 million dollar diamond for a rich collector. He has to first assemble his "team" of crooks before the big night. Lots of beautiful girls and not much else. Larry Anderson.

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Il mondo fuori
Sung by Iva Zanicchi.
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I like a good 60s-era Euro-heist film.
21 January 2018 | by bensonmum2See all my reviews

Jacques (Richard Harrison) is hired to steal a diamond worth $3 million. He puts together a crew - you know, an electronics expert, a safe guy, etc - the usual assortment of characters you'd put together to steal a heavily guarded, valuable diamond. Through all of their planning, Jacques and the others determine that once inside, they'll have 28 minutes (hence the title) to get the diamond and get out. Can they do it?

I like a good 60s-era Euro-heist film. 28 Minutes for 3 Million Dollars, while nowhere near as good as something like Grand Slam or some others I've seen, is a decent enough example of the genre. The plan to steal the diamond isn't as elaborate or as "serious" as some other heist films I"ve seen, but there's enough here to make it enjoyable. Taking a nod no doubt from the granddaddy of heist films, Rififi, much of the actual heist is carried out in complete silence. A nice touch. A little more drama from an inquisitive guard, for example, would have created some additional badly needed tension and a better overall film. The ending is a bit silly, but what do you expect? These guys never get away with it.

Over the past few years, I've really come to enjoy Richard Harrison, When you get him away from Sword and Sandal films, he's got a flair about him that works in the more modern settings. He's in good form here and is easily the star of the movie. The rest of the cast is workmanlike at best with no one really standing out.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 September 1967 (Italy) See more »

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28 Minutes for 3 Million Dollars See more »

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Magic Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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