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Grand Slam (1967)

Ad ogni costo (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 28 September 1967 (Italy)
At the suggestion of a retired professor, a motley group of criminals plans the robbery of a Brazilian diamond company but it must contend with a new alarm system and the mutual distrust among its members.


Giuliano Montaldo


Mino Roli (from an original story by), Augusto Caminito (from an original story by) | 6 more credits »




Cast overview:
Janet Leigh ... Mary Ann
Robert Hoffmann ... Jean-Paul Audry
Klaus Kinski ... Erich Weiss
Riccardo Cucciolla ... Agostino Rossi
George Rigaud ... Gregg
Adolfo Celi ... Mark Milford
Edward G. Robinson ... Prof. James Anders
Jussara Jussara ... Setuaka
Miguel del Castillo Miguel del Castillo ... Manager
Luciana Angiolillo
Valentino Macchi Valentino Macchi ... (credit only)
Anny Degli Uberti Anny Degli Uberti ... (as Anni Degli Uberti)
Aldo Bonamano Aldo Bonamano


After retirement, Professor James Anders presents criminal Mark Milford an elaborate plan to rob a diamond company in Brazil with a crew of professionals. The men assemble in Rio de Janeiro and run in to an unanticipated problem: a new alarm system called Grand Slam 70. Written by FV

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Crime | Drama


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Did You Know?


When Gregg climbs over the laser beams, it's very obvious in some shots that the "beams" are sagging luminous strings. See more »

Alternate Versions

The song "Go Away Melancholy" sung (in English) by Maysa Matarazzo is listed in the opening credits. It is heard over the end credits on the TV print, but is missing from the DVD. See more »


Referenced in Vibrations (1968) See more »


Dirgli solo no
aka "He and I" (English Version)
Written by Sergio Bardotti (as Bardotti) and Ennio Morricone
Sung by Maysa (as Maysa Matarazzo)
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The Best Caper film ever.
23 December 2000 | by Oblomov-2See all my reviews

I think this is the best heist film ever made, surpassing its supposed inspiration, "Rififi". Fast pace, suspenseful and brilliantly photographed, it is a must see for all caper film buffs. The problem seems that no one seems to know WHO owns the rights to Telecast this film. It would be great on DVD too.

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Release Date:

28 September 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Grand Slam See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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