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The Split (1968)

Thieves fall out when over a half million dollars goes missing after the daring and carefully planned robbery of the Los Angeles Coliseum during a football game, each one accusing the other of having the money.

Director:

Gordon Flemyng

Writers:

Donald E. Westlake (novel) (as Richard Stark), Robert Sabaroff (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jim Brown ... McClain
Diahann Carroll ... Ellen 'Ellie' Kennedy
Ernest Borgnine ... Bert Clinger
Julie Harris ... Gladys
Gene Hackman ... Detective Lt. Walter Brill
Jack Klugman ... Harry Kifka
Warren Oates ... Marty Gough
James Whitmore ... Herb Sutro
Donald Sutherland ... Dave Negli
Joyce Jameson ... Jenifer
Harry Hickox ... Detective
Jackie Joseph ... Jackie
Warren Vanders Warren Vanders ... Mason
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Storyline

A man McClain is tasked with planning the robbery of a sports coliseum after a big game. He recruits four men. They pull the job without a hitch. When they ponder on where to keep the money McClain suggests they leave it with Ellie, his girlfriend. When she is killed and the money is gone. Everyone wonders what happened. And they assume that McClain knows where the money is but he doesn't. They rough him up but McClain escapes and tries to find out what happened. He thinks the cop investigating the robbery and Ellie's death knows more than he is letting on. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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"Crime is our business." See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El atraco del estadio See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Altman was initially considered as a possible director for this film. His commitments prevented him from taking the job. See more »

Quotes

Dave Negli: Listen, Marty, the last man I killed I did it for $5000. For $85,000 I'd kill you 17 times.
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Soundtracks

It's Just A Game, Love
Music by Quincy Jones
Lyrics by Ernie Shelby
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Don't let the great cast fool you, it's mediocre at best
25 December 2010 | by highwaytouristSee all my reviews

When I looked at the excellent actors gathered together, I couldn't wait to see it. The premise of a robbery at the Colleseum during the Superbowl added to my high expectations. To my surprise, what I got was a dreary and routine melodrama in which none of the characters were interesting. Even the robbery itself was nothing that hadn't been done better elsewhere. A made for TV flick with a cast of unknowns could have it just as well. What happens after the robbery will surprise no one who hasn't seen this type of movie before, only it's not all that believable. As for the actors? Well, of course they perform well enough, but don't achieve the greatness they had in other roles. Watching this film is kind of like gathering The Beatles and having them perform "Chopsticks."


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