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Cool Breeze (1972)

Thalmus is the leader for a group of criminals who gather in L.A. to rob a bank. Their goal is to found a new bank.

Director:

Barry Pollack

Writers:

W.R. Burnett (novel), Barry Pollack
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thalmus Rasulala ... Sidney Lord Jones
Judy Pace ... Obalese Eaton
Julian Christopher ... Travis Battle (as Jim Watkins)
Lincoln Kilpatrick ... Lt. Brian Knowles
Sam Laws ... Finian
Margaret Avery ... Lark
Pam Grier ... Mona (as Pamela Grier)
Paula Kelly ... Martha Harris
Wally Taylor Wally Taylor ... John Battle
Rudy Challenger Rudy Challenger ... Roy Harris
Stewart Bradley Stewart Bradley ... Captain Lloyd Harmon
Ed Cambridge ... The Bus Driver (as Edmund Cambridge)
Royce Wallace Royce Wallace ... Emma Mercer
Stack Pierce Stack Pierce ... Tinker
Biff Elliot ... Lt. Carl Mager
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Storyline

Thalmus is the leader for a group of criminals who gather in L.A. to rob a bank. Their goal is to found a new bank.

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Taglines:

He hit the Man for $3 million. Right where it hurts. In the diamonds. And baby, that's cold.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Essência de um Roubo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Penelope Productions Inc. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Some erroneous sources credit actor Leon Ames as Dr. Fields. Ames does not appear in the film. Dr. Fields is played by Robert Shayne. See more »

Connections

Version of Cairo (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bus
Written and performed by Solomon Burke
Arranged by Jerry Styner, Orchestra cunducted by Gene Page
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Boring drama
29 June 2014 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

The idea behind this movie - remaking "The Asphalt Jungle" with a mostly black cast - did have some promise. But the end results fail in just about every way you can think of. The movie is directed in a way that has some real grit and atmosphere - you can feel the run down atmosphere of 1970s Los Angeles. And things are wrapped up in the end in a cynical way that you could only get in 1970s cinema. But the screenplay is a mess. It takes FOREVER for the movie to really start going. When the robbery is executed, it comes as a surprise, since we previous saw almost no preparation for it. And after the robbery, the movie slows down once again, unfolding so slowly that I think even the black audience this was aimed at was sorely bored. It doesn't help that there is not one sympathetic character in the entire movie. This is one breeze that has the scent of a real stinker.


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