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Grand Slam (1967)

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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.

Director:

Giuliano Montaldo

Writers:

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

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 ... Stetuaka
Miguel del Castillo Miguel del Castillo ... Manager
Luciana Angiolillo Luciana Angiolillo
Valentino Macchi Valentino Macchi ... (credit only)
Anny Degli Uberti Anny Degli Uberti
Aldo Bonamano Aldo Bonamano
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Storyline

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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Italy | Spain | West Germany

Language:

English | Portuguese | French | German

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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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

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 »


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Go Away Melancholy
sung by Maysa Matarazzo (TV prints only)
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Rio de Janeiro in the 1960s.
4 November 2006 | by sborgesSee all my reviews

Been spreading the word around the neighborhood about this forgotten cultural curiosity like a virus! The amount of clichés and stereotypes in this piece make the entire thing hilarious and a good deal of fun to watch. Rio becomes this absolutely exotic venue, with non-stop carnivals and pageants, strange folk a galore and people who go by the name of "Stetuaka" (?!?!) - believe me, I have been born, raised and lived a good part of my life in Rio and have never, ever known anyone by the name of Stetuaka (played simply by one "Jussara" - may the Almighty bless her whoever she is!). But, and this is the main point of interest and solely for this I give it a ten, there are some exceptional external takes that give us a very good glimpse of Rio de Janeiro when it was still a breathtaking city and an incredible place to live (and not the violent, crime-infested & decadent urban disaster it is today) - excellent shots from the pre-expansion Copacabana Beach, Downtown, the Pavãozinho Slum and, most amazingly, a still pristine Barra da Tijuca, a very far cry from the horrendous scenario it has now become. For those of us, who live here or know Rio, a very nostalgic piece, not to be missed. Oh, yes, almost forgot...there's also some sort of a loosely built plot, about a heist around a handful of diamonds, but that's really secondary, of nil interest.


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