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The Bank Shot (1974)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 31 July 1974 (USA)
A motley crew of criminals plans to rob a Los Angeles bank that's temporarily located in a mobile home during renovations.

Director:

Gower Champion

Writers:

Wendell Mayes (screenplay by), Donald E. Westlake (from the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George C. Scott ... Walter Upjohn Ballentine
Joanna Cassidy ... Eleonora
Sorrell Booke ... Al G. Karp
G. Wood ... Andrew Constable
Clifton James ... Streiger
Bob Balaban ... Victor Karp
Bibi Osterwald ... Mums Gornik
Frank McRae ... Hermann X
Don Calfa ... Stosh Gornik
Harvey Evans ... Irving
Hank Stohl Hank Stohl ... Johnson
Liam Dunn ... Painter
Jack Riley ... Jackson
Pat Zurica ... Man in Privy
Harvey J. Goldenberg ... 1st Policeman
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A bank, temporarily housed in a mobile home while a new building is built, looks like an easy target. On the other hand, why not steal the whole bank and rob it in a safer location? Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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They didn't rob the money, they stole the whole bank. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Most of character names have been changed from the original novel; only Hermann X's name is unchanged. See more »

Goofs

When Ballentine goes to the drugstore to purchase saltpeter, he requests Potassium Sulfate, rather than Potassium Nitrate. See more »

Quotes

[after hearing Victor Karp's initial plan to rob the bank]
Walter Upjohn Ballentine: I'm going to get up from this table. I'm going to walk to the nearest police station, and I'm going to turn myself in. And they will take me back to Streiger's funny farm, where at least I was safe...
[He looks around at the others]
Walter Upjohn Ballentine: ...and sane. And I pity the poor schmuck who tries... to stop me.
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Followed by Jimmy the Kid (1982) See more »

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Don't be fooled by the low rating!
18 May 2001 | by Stu-42See all my reviews

This movie was lots of fun from start to finish with Scott in an unusual comic role. The madcap hijinxs that ensue are outrageous and the excellent cast of characters do a fine job. I'm not sure why the very low rating- were people looking for masterpiece theatre? Sit back and enjoy this 70s romp that's much better than most "great" movies I've seen lately.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bank Shot See more »

Filming Locations:

Richmond, Virginia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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